Definitions for DYEdaɪ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
dyedaɪ(n.; v.)dyed, dye•ing.
(n.)a coloring material or matter.
a liquid containing coloring matter, for imparting a particular hue to cloth, paper, etc.
color or hue, esp. as produced by dyeing.
(v.t.)to color with or as if with a dye.
to impart (color) by means of a dye.
(v.i.)to impart color, as a dye.
to become colored when treated with a dye.
Idioms for dye:
of the deepest or blackest dye,of the most extreme or the worst sort.
Origin of dye:
bef. 1000; ME; OE dēagian, der. of dēag a dye
a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
color with dye
"Please dye these shoes"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a substance used to change the color of sth
to change the color of sth with dye
to dye your hair
D'ye ken John Peel with his coat so grey?
to stain; to color; to give a new and permanent color to, as by the application of dyestuffs
color produced by dyeing
material used for dyeing; a dyestuff
same as Die, a lot
A dye is a colored substance that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is being applied. The dye is generally applied in an aqueous solution, and requires a mordant to improve the fastness of the dye on the fiber. Both dyes and pigments appear to be colored because they absorb some wavelengths of light more than others. In contrast with a dye, a pigment generally is insoluble, and has no affinity for the substrate. Some dyes can be precipitated with an inert salt to produce a lake pigment, and based on the salt used they could be aluminum lake, calcium lake or barium lake pigments. Dyed flax fibers have been found in the Republic of Georgia dated back in a prehistoric cave to 36,000 BP. Archaeological evidence shows that, particularly in India and Phoenicia, dyeing has been widely carried out for over 5,000 years. The dyes were obtained from animal, vegetable or mineral origin, with none to very little processing. By far the greatest source of dyes has been from the plant kingdom, notably roots, berries, bark, leaves and wood, but only a few have ever been used on a commercial scale.
Translations for DYE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a powder or liquid for colouring
a bottle of green dye.
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- barva, barvivoCzech
- der FarbstoffGerman
- farve; hårfarvningsmiddel; farvestofDanish
- zat pewarnaIndonesian
- litur; litunarefniIcelandic
- tinta, coloreItalian
- krāsa; krāsvielaLatvian
- 染料Chinese (Trad.)
- фарба; барвникUkrainian
- رنگنے کا مادہ ، خضابUrdu
- thuốc nhuộmVietnamese
- 染料Chinese (Simp.)
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