dye meaning

[ dai ] Pronunciation:   "dye" in a sentence
Verb: dye (dyed,dyeing)  dI
  1. Colour with dye
    "Please dye these shoes"
Noun: dye  dI
  1. A usually soluble substance for staining or colouring e.g. fabrics or hair
    - dyestuff

Sounds like: die

Derived forms: dyeing, dyed, dyes

See also: dyeing, dyer

Type of: color [US], coloring material [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], colouring material [Brit, Cdn], discolor [US], discolour [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Dye


A coloring material or compound that imparts color throughout a material by penetration.

vb dyed; dye·ing vt
1 : to impart a new and often permanent color to esp. by impregnating with a dye
2 : to impart (a color) by dyeing ‹dyeing blue on yellow›
¦ vi : to take up or impart color in dyeing
1 : color from dyeing
2 : a soluble or insoluble coloring matter


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  1. wild fruit kept us from dying of starvation.
  2. she is dying to know where you have been.
  3. did not you notice ? he has dyed his hair ..
  4. his red whiskers were dyed of a purple hue.
  5. she was dying and he would lose her.

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