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Meaning of dye by Wiktionary Dictionary

dye


    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /daɪ/
    • Rhymes: -aɪ
    • Homophone: die, Di, Dai, daye

    Etymology 1

    From Middle English deie, from Old English dēag ( “color, hue, dye” ), from Proto-Germanic *daugō ( “colour, shade” ), from *dauganan, *dug- ( “to conceal, be dark” ), from Proto-Indo-European *dheuk-, *dhouk- ( “to be hidden” ), from Proto-Indo-European *dhūw- ( “to smoke, raise dust, camouflage” ). Cognate with Old High German tougan ( “dark, secretive” ), tougal ( “dark, hidden, covert” ), Old English dēagol, dīegle ( “dark, hidden, secret” ), Old English dohs, dox ( “dusky, dark” ). See dusk .

    Noun

    dye ( countable and uncountable; plural: dyes )

    1. A colourant, especially one that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is applied .
    Synonyms

    Verb

    dye ( third-person singular simple present dyes present participle dyeing, simple past and past participle dyed )

    1. ( transitive ) to colour with dye
    Synonyms
    • ( to color ): tint, stain, shade, streak
    Derived terms

    Noun

    dye ( plural: dice )

    1. Alternative spelling of die.

    Anagrams


    d'ye

    By Wiktionary ( 2011/06/18 22:47 UTC Version )

    短縮形

    d'ye

    1. ( archaic, informal ) Did ye .
    2. ( archaic, informal ) Do ye .
      D'ye ken John Peel with his coat so grey?

    Synonyms

    Anagrams

    • dey, Dey


Explanation of dye by Wordnet Dictionary

dye


    Verb
    1. color with dye

    2. Please dye these shoes
    Noun
    1. a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair



    Definition of dye by GCIDE Dictionary

    dye


    1. Dye ( dī ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dyed ( dīd ); p. pr. & vb. n. Dyeing.] [OE. deyan, dyen, AS. deágian.] To stain; to color; to give a new and permanent color to, as by the application of dyestuffs.

      Cloth to be dyed of divers colors. Trench.

      The soul is dyed by its thoughts. Lubbock.

      To dye in the grain, To dye in the wool ( Fig. ), to dye firmly; to imbue thoroughly.


      He might truly be termed a legitimate son of the revenue system dyed in the wool. Hawthorne.

      Syn. -- See Stain.

    2. Dye, n.
      1. Color produced by dyeing.

      2. Material used for dyeing; a dyestuff.

    3. Dye, n. Same as Die, a lot. Spenser.