To dye in the wool
Dye Dye (d[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dyed} (d[imac]d); 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. [1913 Webster]

Cloth to be dyed of divers colors. --Trench. [1913 Webster]

The soul is dyed by its thoughts. --Lubbock. [1913 Webster]

{To dye in the grain}, {To dye in the wool} (Fig.), to dye firmly; to imbue thoroughly. [1913 Webster]

He might truly be termed a legitimate son of the revenue system dyed in the wool. --Hawthorne.

Syn: See {Stain}. [1913 Webster]


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  • To dye in the grain — Dye Dye (d[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dyed} (d[imac]d); 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. [1913 Webster] Cloth to be dyed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dye in the wool — To dye (the wool) before spinning, to give a more permanent result (dyed in the wool adjective (figurative) (too) fixed in one s opinions or attitudes) • • • Main Entry: ↑dye dye in the wool 1. To dye (wool) before spinning 2. See also ↑dye1 • •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • To dye in grain — Grain Grain (gr[=a]n), n. [F. grain, L. granum, grain, seed, small kernel, small particle. See {Corn}, and cf. {Garner}, n., {Garnet}, {Gram} the chick pea, {Granule}, {Kernel.}] [1913 Webster] 1. A single small hard seed; a kernel, especially of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Dye — (d[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dyed} (d[imac]d); 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. [1913 Webster] Cloth to be dyed of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In grain — Grain Grain (gr[=a]n), n. [F. grain, L. granum, grain, seed, small kernel, small particle. See {Corn}, and cf. {Garner}, n., {Garnet}, {Gram} the chick pea, {Granule}, {Kernel.}] [1913 Webster] 1. A single small hard seed; a kernel, especially of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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