tie-and-dye
noun Date: 1928 tie-dyeing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tie-and-dye — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun also tie dye ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ : a hand method of textile printing characterized by tying portions of the fabric or yarn so that they will not absorb the dye • tied and dyed | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ also tie dyed ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • tie-and-dye — /tuy euhn duy /, n. See tie dyeing. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • tie — v. & n. v. (tying) 1 tr. attach or fasten with string or cord etc. (tie the dog to the gate; tie his hands together; tied on a label). 2 tr. a form (a string, ribbon, shoelace, necktie, etc.) into a knot or bow. b form (a knot or bow) in this way …   Useful english dictionary

  • tie-dyeing — /tuy duy ing/, n. a process of hand dyeing fabric, in which sections of the fabric are tightly bound, as with thread, to resist the dye solution, thereby producing a variegated pattern. Also called tie and dye, tie dye. [1900 05; TIE DYE + ING1]… …   Universalium

  • tie-dyed — adjective see tie and dye * * * tieˈ dyed adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑tie * * * tie dyed UK [ˌtaɪ ˈdaɪd] US adjective tie dyed cloth has unusual patterns on it made by tying the cloth before it is dyed so that the colour does not go on some… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tie-dyeing — /tuy duy ing/, n. a process of hand dyeing fabric, in which sections of the fabric are tightly bound, as with thread, to resist the dye solution, thereby producing a variegated pattern. Also called tie and dye, tie dye. [1900 05; TIE DYE + ING1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • tie dyeing — noun : tie and dye …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tie-dye — used as stage decor, Snoqualmie Moondance festival (1992) Tie dye is a process of resist dyeing textiles or clothing which is made from knit or woven fabric, usually cotton; typically using bright colors. It is a modern version of traditional… …   Wikipedia

  • Tie the Knot — Blushing Groom, the grandsire of Tie the Knot …   Wikipedia

  • tie-dye — tie dyes, tie dyeing, tie dyed 1) VERB: usu passive If a piece of cloth or a garment is tie dyed, it is tied in knots and then put into dye, so that some parts become more deeply coloured than others. [be V ed] He wore a T shirt that had been tie …   English dictionary

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