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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dyedaɪ(n.; v.)dyed, dye•ing.

  1. (n.)a coloring material or matter.

    Category: Textiles

  2. a liquid containing coloring matter, for imparting a particular hue to cloth, paper, etc.

    Category: Textiles

  3. color or hue, esp. as produced by dyeing.

  4. (v.t.)to color with or as if with a dye.

    Category: Textiles

  5. to impart (color) by means of a dye.

    Category: Textiles

  6. (v.i.)to impart color, as a dye.

    Category: Textiles

  7. to become colored when treated with a dye.

    Category: Textiles

Idioms for dye:

  1. of the deepest or blackest dye,of the most extreme or the worst sort.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of dye:

bef. 1000; ME; OE dēagian, der. of dēag a dye


Princeton's WordNet

  1. dye, dyestuff(verb)

    a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair

  2. dye(verb)

    color with dye

    "Please dye these shoes"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dye(noun)ɪ

    a substance used to change the color of sth

    hair dye

  2. dye(verb)ɪ

    to change the color of sth with dye

    to dye your hair


  1. dye(Contraction)

    Did ye.

  2. dye(Contraction)

    Do ye.

    D'ye ken John Peel with his coat so grey?

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dye(verb)

    to stain; to color; to give a new and permanent color to, as by the application of dyestuffs

  2. Dye(noun)

    color produced by dyeing

  3. Dye(noun)

    material used for dyeing; a dyestuff

  4. Dye(noun)

    same as Die, a lot


  1. Dye

    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.

Anagrams of DYE

  1. dey, Dey

Translations for DYE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a powder or liquid for colouring

a bottle of green dye.

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