What does DYE mean?

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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"


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dye

    dī, n. (Spens.). Same as Die (2).

  2. Dye

    dī, v.t. to stain: to give a new colour to:—pr.p. dye′ing; pa.p. dyed.—n. colour: tinge: stain: a colouring liquid.—ns. Dye′-house, a building in which dyeing is done; Dye′ing, the art of imparting colours to textile and other materials, such as cotton, silk, wool, and leather; Dy′er, one whose trade is to dye cloth, &c.; Dy′er's-broom, a European shrubby plant, thoroughly naturalised in some parts of North America—a well-known source of yellow colouring matter; Dy′er's-weed, the woad, weld, or yellow weed, yielding a yellow dye; Dye′-stuff, material used in dyeing; Dye′-wood, any wood from which material is obtained for dyeing; Dye′-work, an establishment for dyeing. [A.S. deágan, to dye, from deág or deáh, colour.]

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Anagrams for DYE »

  1. dey, Dey


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DYE in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DYE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. PSB:

    A lie is still a lie, Even when tinted with dye!

  2. Jamile Wakim-Fleming:

    In the case of Oreo Peeps, it's a food dye called FDC Red Number 3.

  3. R Chamberlain:

    Outward perfection without inward goodness sets but the blacker dye on the mind?s deformity.

  4. Steward Alsop:

    A dying man needs to dye, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless to resist.

  5. Jessica Chastain:

    People would tell me to dye my hair blond when I first started auditioning, funny how defined we are by how we present ourselves.

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