- IPA: /daɪ/
- Rhymes: -aɪ
- Homophone: die, Di, Dai, daye
- ( to color ): tint, stain, shade, streak
- Alternative spelling of die.
- 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 46 .
- dey Dey
- d'you ( contemporary )
- dey, Dey
- 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.
- Dye, n.
1. Color produced by dyeing.
2. Material used for dyeing; a dyestuff.
- Dye, n. Same as Die, a lot. Spenser.
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 .
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