dyed-in-the-wool yarn-dyed
dyed dyed adj. 1. colored or impregnated with dye. [Narrower terms: {dyed-in-the-wool, yarn-dyed}; {hennaed}] {undyed}

Syn: tinted. [WordNet 1.5]

2. having a new color imparted by impregnation with dye; having an artificially produced color; not naturally colored. [Narrower terms: {bleached}]

Syn: colored. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dyed-in-the-wool — adj. 1. thoroughly imbued; thoroughgoing; uncompromising; complete; unmitigated; through and through. [PJC] 2. dyed before being spun or woven into cloth. Syn: yarn dyed. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dyed in the wool — ► dyed in the wool unchanging in a particular belief. [ORIGIN: with allusion to the fact that yarn was dyed when raw, producing a more even and permanent colour.] Main Entry: ↑dye …   English terms dictionary

  • dyed in the wool — unchanging in a particular belief or opinion; inveterate she s a dyed in the wool conservative Origin: with allusion to the fact that yarn was dyed in the raw state, producing a more even and permanent color * * * ˌdyed in the ˈwool [dyed in the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dyed-in-the-wool — /ˌdaɪd ɪn ðə ˈwʊl/ (say .duyd in dhuh wool) adjective through and through; complete; inveterate: a dyed in the wool Liberal. {originally referring to the fact that wool dyed in its raw state, before being spun into thread or yarn, proved to be… …   Australian English dictionary

  • dyed in the wool — unchanging in a particular belief. [with allusion to the fact that yarn was dyed when raw, producing a more even and permanent colour.] → dye …   English new terms dictionary

  • dyed — adj. 1. colored or impregnated with dye. [Narrower terms: {dyed in the wool, yarn dyed}; {hennaed}] {undyed} Syn: tinted. [WordNet 1.5] 2. having a new color imparted by impregnation with dye; having an artificially produced color; not naturally… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wool — [wul] n [U] [: Old English; Origin: wull] 1.) the soft thick hair that sheep and some goats have on their body →↑lambswool 2.) material made from wool ▪ a pure wool skirt ▪ a mix of 80% wool and 20% man made fibres ↑knitting needle, ↑wool 3.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wool — woollike, adj. /wool/, n. 1. the fine, soft, curly hair that forms the fleece of sheep and certain other animals, characterized by minute, overlapping surface scales that give it its felting property. 2. fabrics and garments of such wool. 3. yarn …   Universalium

  • wool — /wʊl / (say wool) noun 1. the fine, soft, curly hair, characterised by minute, overlapping surface scales, to which its felting property is mainly due, that forms the fleece of sheep and certain other animals, that of sheep constituting one of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • wool — n 1. fleece; yarn. 2. all wool and a yard wide genuine, sincere, real, true, truehearted; faithful, constant, true blue, Inf. trusty; good, excellent. 3. dyed in the wool inveterate, confirmed, inured, hardened, hard core, die hard. 4. pull the… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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