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Princeton's WordNet

  1. die, dice(noun)

    a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers

  2. die(noun)

    a device used for shaping metal

  3. die(verb)

    a cutting tool that is fitted into a diestock and used for cutting male (external) screw threads on screws or bolts or pipes or rods

  4. die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it(verb)

    pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

    "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

  5. die(verb)

    suffer or face the pain of death

    "Martyrs may die every day for their faith"

  6. die(verb)

    be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame

    "I was dying with embarrassment when my little lie was discovered"; "We almost died laughing during the show"

  7. fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down(verb)

    stop operating or functioning

    "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"

  8. die(verb)

    feel indifferent towards

    "She died to worldly things and eventually entered a monastery"

  9. die(verb)

    languish as with love or desire

    "She dying for a cigarette"; "I was dying to leave"

  10. die, die out(verb)

    cut or shape with a die

    "Die out leather for belts"

  11. die(verb)

    to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player

  12. die, pall, become flat(verb)

    lose sparkle or bouquet

    "wine and beer can pall"

  13. die(verb)

    disappear or come to an end

    "Their anger died"; "My secret will die with me!"

  14. die(verb)

    suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense)

    "Whosoever..believes in me shall never die"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Die

    of Dice

  2. Die(verb)

    to pass from an animate to a lifeless state; to cease to live; to suffer a total and irreparable loss of action of the vital functions; to become dead; to expire; to perish; -- said of animals and vegetables; often with of, by, with, from, and rarely for, before the cause or occasion of death; as, to die of disease or hardships; to die by fire or the sword; to die with horror at the thought

  3. Die(verb)

    to suffer death; to lose life

  4. Die(verb)

    to perish in any manner; to cease; to become lost or extinct; to be extinguished

  5. Die(verb)

    to sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness, discouragement, love, etc

  6. Die(verb)

    to become indifferent; to cease to be subject; as, to die to pleasure or to sin

  7. Die(verb)

    to recede and grow fainter; to become imperceptible; to vanish; -- often with out or away

  8. Die(verb)

    to disappear gradually in another surface, as where moldings are lost in a sloped or curved face

  9. Die(verb)

    to become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor

  10. Die(noun)

    a small cube, marked on its faces with spots from one to six, and used in playing games by being shaken in a box and thrown from it. See Dice

  11. Die(noun)

    any small cubical or square body

  12. Die(noun)

    that which is, or might be, determined, by a throw of the die; hazard; chance

  13. Die(noun)

    that part of a pedestal included between base and cornice; the dado

  14. Die(noun)

    a metal or plate (often one of a pair) so cut or shaped as to give a certain desired form to, or impress any desired device on, an object or surface, by pressure or by a blow; used in forging metals, coining, striking up sheet metal, etc

  15. Die(noun)

    a perforated block, commonly of hardened steel used in connection with a punch, for punching holes, as through plates, or blanks from plates, or for forming cups or capsules, as from sheet metal, by drawing

  16. Die(noun)

    a hollow internally threaded screw-cutting tool, made in one piece or composed of several parts, for forming screw threads on bolts, etc.; one of the separate parts which make up such a tool

  17. Origin: [OE. dee, die, F. d, fr. L. datus given, thrown, p. p. of dare to give, throw. See Date a point of time.]


  1. Die

    A die in the context of integrated circuits is a small block of semiconducting material, on which a given functional circuit is fabricated. Typically, integrated circuits are produced in large batches on a single wafer of electronic-grade silicon or other semiconductor through processes such as photolithography. The wafer is cut into many pieces, each containing one copy of the circuit. Each of these pieces is called a die. There are three commonly used plural forms: dice, dies, and die.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Die

    dī, v.i. to lose life: to perish: to wither: to languish: to become insensible:—pr.p. dy′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. died (dīd).—adj. Die′-away′, languishing.—Die away, to disappear by degrees, become gradually inaudible; Die game, to keep up one's spirit to the last; Die hard, to struggle hard against death, to be long in dying; Die off, to die quickly or in large numbers; Die out, to become extinct, to disappear. [From a Scand. root seen in Ice. deyja, Dan. d[ö]e, Scot. dee; akin to Mid. High Ger. touwen, whence Ger. tod, todt. The A.S. word is steorfan, whence our starve.]

  2. Die

    dī, n. a small cube used in gaming by being thrown from a box: any small cubical body: hazard:—pl. Dice (dīs).—n. Dice′-box.—adj. Diced, ornamented with square or diamond-shaped figures.—ns. Dice′-play; Dice′-play′er, Dī′cer; Dī′cing-house.—The die is cast, the question is decided. [O. Fr. det, pl. dez (Prov. dat, It. dado), from Low L. dadus—L. dātus, given or cast (talus, a piece of bone used in play, being understood). Doublets, dado, date.]

  3. Die

    dī, n. a stamp for impressing coin, &c.: the cubical part of a pedestal:—pl. Dies (dīz).—ns. Die′-sink′er; Die′-sink′ing, the engraving of dies; Die′-stock, a contrivance for holding the dies used in screw-cutting; Die′-work, ornamentation of a metal surface by impressions with a die. [See above.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. die

    Syn. crash. Unlike crash, which is used primarily of hardware, this verb is used of both hardware and software. See also go flatline, casters-up mode.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. DIE

    An effect. DIET Frequently a cause.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'die' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2027

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'die' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1601

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'die' in Verbs Frequency: #102

Anagrams for die »

  1. EDI

  2. Eid

  3. Ide

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  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of die in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of die in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of die in a Sentence

  1. Gaius Julius Caesar:

    The die is cast.

  2. New Hampshire State Motto:

    Live free or die.

  3. Robert Burns:

    Let us do or die.

  4. Farhan Qureshi:

    James will be die

  5. Erika Zak:

    I don't want to die.

Images & Illustrations of die

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Translations for die

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  • аҧсраAbkhaz
  • gegeeAfrikaans
  • ماتَ, يموت, زهر الطاولة, كعب, زهر النردArabic
  • ölməkAzerbaijani
  • паміра́ць, паме́рці, ко́стка, косцьBelarusian
  • умра̀, издъхвам, умѝрам, щампа, зар, матрицаBulgarian
  • འཆི་བTibetan Standard
  • mervelBreton
  • morir, encuny, dauCatalan, Valencian
  • umřít, kostkaCzech
  • marwWelsh
  • dø, udånde, ophøre, opgive, terningDanish
  • sterben, umkommen, versterben, WürfelGerman
  • αποβιώνω, αποθνήσκω, πεθαίνω, ζάρι, κύβοι, κύβος, ζάριαGreek
  • morti, ĵetpluredro, ludpluredro, ludkubo, ĵetkuboEsperanto
  • morir, perecer, cuña, dadoSpanish
  • kõngema, langema, koolema, lahkuma, hinge heitma, surema, kärvama, täringEstonian
  • مردن, طاسPersian
  • kuolla, hyytyä, arpakuutio, leimasin, sokkeli, noppa, stanssi, muottiFinnish
  • doyggja, andast, terningurFaroese
  • mourir, trépasser, expirer, crever, puce, filière, déFrench
  • stjerre, ferstjerre, deagean, dobbelstienWestern Frisian
  • faigh básIrish
  • eug, caochail, bàsaichScottish Gaelic
  • morrerGalician
  • mano, e'õGuaraní
  • מת, קובייהHebrew
  • मरना, पासाHindi
  • meghal, hal, elromlik, kocka, dobókockaHungarian
  • մահանալ, մեռնել, զառArmenian
  • morir, dato, cuneo, socculo, plynthoInterlingua
  • meninggal, matiIndonesian
  • mortar, lud-kuboIdo
  • sálast, verða bráðkvaddur, týna lífinu, lognast út af, deyja, láta lífið, falla frá, látast, andast, skylja við, drepast, fara yfrum, teningurIcelandic
  • morire, cadere, plinto, dado, piastrina, conio, matriceItalian
  • 心が折れる, 亡くなる, 壊れる, 滅びる, 滅ぶ, 死ぬ, 骰子, 賽子Japanese
  • იღუპება, კამათელიGeorgian
  • өлуKazakh
  • តាយ, អាប៉ោងKhmer
  • 죽다, 주사위Korean
  • مردنKurdish
  • өлүү, жок болуу, каза болууKyrgyz
  • morior, tessera, talus, aleaLatin
  • WierfelLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ຕາຍLao
  • numirti, mirti, kauliukasLithuanian
  • nomirt, mirt, kauliņšLatvian
  • mate hirinaki, mate kōngenge, mōnehu, mate tara-ā-whare, mate, mate whawhati tata, hemo, pīroriMāori
  • пцовисува, починува, умира, зар, коцкаMacedonian
  • meninggal, mati, daduMalay
  • mietMaltese
  • ကွယ်လွန်, ဆုံး, သေBurmese
  • het opgeven, het laten afweten, overlijden, sterven, doodgaan, plint, voet, stempel, vorm, matrijs, teerling, dobbelsteen, malDutch
  • dø, døy, stempel, terning, sokkelNorwegian
  • morirOccitan
  • umierać, umrzeć, kostka, kość, matrycaPolish
  • morrer, falecer, soco, dado, molde, soclo, plinto, cunhoPortuguese
  • wañuyQuechua
  • mureir, murirRomansh
  • muri, zarRomanian
  • сдыха́ть, помере́ть, помира́ть, сдо́хнуть, умира́ть, погиба́ть, сконча́ться, поги́бнуть, умере́ть, плашка, кость, ку́бик, игра́льная костьRussian
  • मरतिSanskrit
  • morrire, morri, morre, morririSardinian
  • umreti, умирати, умрети, umrijeti, умријети, umirati, коцка, kockaSerbo-Croatian
  • මැරෙනවාSinhala, Sinhalese
  • zomrieť, umrieť, skonať, kockaSlovak
  • umreti, matrica, vrezilo, kocka, štampiljkaSlovene
  • vdes, zarAlbanian
  • dö, gå bort, avlida, tärningSwedish
  • kufaSwahili
  • இறTamil
  • పరమపదించు, కాలం చేయు, మరణించు, గతించు, చనిపోవు, పాచికTelugu
  • мурданTajik
  • ตาย, ลูกเต๋าThai
  • ölmekTurkmen
  • matayTagalog
  • ölmek, zarTurkish
  • үләргәTatar
  • уме́рти, поме́рти, умира́ти, кі́сткаUkrainian
  • مرناUrdu
  • oʻlmoqUzbek
  • tử, mất, chếtVietnamese
  • deadönVolapük
  • mori, dihoter, creverWalloon
  • Chinese
  • faZulu

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