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Meaning of DYE

Pronunciation:  dI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
  2. [v]  color with dye; "Please dye these shoes"

DYE is a 3 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dyestuff
 See Also: acid dye, alizarin yellow, anil, aniline dye, archil, azo dye, basic dye, bepaint, blue, blueing, bluing, bromophenol blue, bromothymol blue, bromphenol blue, bromthymol blue, bronze, chromophore, cochineal, color, color, coloring material, colour, colour, colouring material, cudbear, cyanine dye, deep-dye, direct dye, discolor, discolour, double dye, fast dye, fluorescein, fluoresceine, fluorescent dye, fluorochrome, hair coloring, hair dye, hand dye, hue, imbue, impress, indigo, indigotin, Kendal, Kendal green, lac dye, lead acetate, orchil, piece-dye, quercitron, radiopaque dye, resorcinolphthalein, stain, substantive dye, sugar of lead, tetrabromo-phenolsulfonephthalein, tinct, tinge, tint, touch, Tyrian purple, vat color, vat dye, woad, yarn-dye



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dye\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dyed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Dyeing}.] [OE. deyan, dyen, AS. de['a]gian.]
    To stain; to color; to give a new and permanent color to, as
    by the application of dyestuffs.
          Cloth to be dyed of divers colors.       --Trench.
          The soul is dyed by its thoughts.        --Lubbock.
    {To dye in the grain}, {To dye in the wool} (Fig.), to dye
       firmly; to imbue thoroughly.
             He might truly be termed a legitimate son of the
             revenue system dyed in the wool.      --Hawthorne.
    Syn: See {Stain}.
  2. \Dye\, n.
    1. Color produced by dyeing.
    2. Material used for dyeing; a dyestuff.
  3. \Dye\, n.
    Same as {Die}, a lot. --Spenser.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing the dyeing of cloths and garments in your dream, symbolizes either good or bad luck, depending on the color of the dye. (Find the color in this dictionary for further details.)
Easton Bible Dictionary

The art of dyeing is one of great antiquity, although no special mention is made of it in the Old Testament. The Hebrews probably learned it from the Egyptians (see Ex. 26:1; 28:5-8), who brought it to great perfection. In New Testament times Thyatira was famed for its dyers (Acts 16:14). (See COLOUR.)

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acid color, aniline, aniline dye, apply paint, artificial dye, bedaub, bedizen, begild, besmear, besprinkle, breathe, brew, brush on paint, calcimine, chromogen, coat, coat of paint, coating, color, color filter, color gelatin, colorant, coloring, complexion, cover, dab, daub, dead-color, decoct, deep-dye, dip, distemper, double-dye, dredge, drier, dyestuff, emblazon, enamel, engild, entincture, exterior paint, face, fast-dye, flat coat, flat wash, flavor, floor enamel, fresco, fuchsine, garancine, gild, glaze, gloss, grain, ground, hue, illuminate, imbrue, imbue, impregnate, infiltrate, infuse, ingrain, instill, interior paint, japan, lacquer, lake, lay on color, leaven, madder, medium, opaque color, paint, parget, penetrate, permeate, pervade, pigment, prime, prime coat, primer, priming, saturate, season, shade, shadow, shellac, slop on paint, smear, stain, steep, stipple, suffuse, temper, tempera, thinner, tinct, tinction, tincture, tinge, tint, tone, transfuse, transparent color, turpentine, turps, undercoat, undercoating, varnish, vehicle, wash, wash coat, whitewash, woad