dye

  • 21dye — dye1 [daı] n [U and C] [: Old English; Origin: deah, deag] 1.) a substance you use to change the colour of your clothes, hair etc ▪ hair dye 2.) dye job informal someone who has had a dye job has used a substance to change the colour of their… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 22dye — /daɪ / (say duy) noun 1. a colouring material or matter. 2. a liquid containing colouring matter for imparting a particular hue to cloth, etc. 3. colour or hue, especially as produced by dyeing. –verb (dyed, dyeing) –verb (t) 4. to colour or… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 23dye — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ fabric, food, hair, etc. ▪ chemical, synthetic ▪ natural, organic …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 24dye — Synonyms and related words: 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 …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 25dye — 1 noun (C, U) 1 a substance you use to change the colour of your clothes, hair etc: hair dye 2 dye job informal someone who has had a dye job has used a substance to change the colour of their hair 2 verb dyes, dyed, dyeing (T) to give something… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 26dye — I UK [daɪ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms dye : singular dye plural dyes a substance used for changing the colour of something such as clothing or your hair II UK [daɪ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms dye : present tense… …

    English dictionary

  • 27dye — A stain or coloring matter; a compound consisting of chromophore and auxochrome groups attached to one or more benzene rings, its color being due to the chromophore and its dyeing affinities to the auxochrome. Dyes are used for intravital… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 28Dye — This interesting name derives from Dye , itself a pet form of the Medieval English female given name Dionisia, from the Greek Dionysia (feminine) or Dionysios (masculine) meaning the Divine One of Nysa , (a holy mountain in modern Afghanistan).… …

    Surnames reference

  • 29dye — n. & v. n. 1 a a substance used to change the colour of hair, fabric, wood, etc. b a colour produced by this. 2 (in full dyestuff) a substance yielding a dye, esp. for colouring materials in solution. v.tr. (dyeing) 1 impregnate with dye. 2 make… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 30dye — dye1 [ daı ] noun count or uncount a substance used for changing the color of something such as clothing or your hair dye dye 2 [ daı ] (present participle dyeing; past tense and past participle dyed) verb transitive to change the color of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 31dye — [[t]da͟ɪ[/t]] dyes, dyeing, dyed 1) VERB If you dye something such as hair or cloth, you change its colour by soaking it in a special liquid. [V n] The women prepared, spun and dyed the wool... [V ed] She had dyed black hair. 2) N MASS Dye is a… …

    English dictionary

  • 32dye —   Wai, waiho olu u, wai ele, wai ele ele.   Also: we a, hili, kūhili; kūpenu (by dipping); ki olena, hōlei, kīhe ahe a pala ā.    ♦ Dye colors: ōlenalena (yellow); puakai (red); nao (dark red); pōkohukohu (made of noni root); ākala (raspberry or… …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 33Dyé — French commune nomcommune=Dyé latitude=47.90000 longitude=3.87056 insee=89149 cp=89360 région=Bourgogne département=Yonne arrondissement=Avallon canton=Flogny la Chapelle maire= mandat= alt mini=135 alt maxi=251 m area=17.00 sans=175 date… …

    Wikipedia

  • 34dye — 1. noun /daɪ/ a) A colourant, especially one that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is applied. If a dye were marked with one figure or number of spots on four sides, and with another figure or number of spots on the two remaining… …

    Wiktionary

  • 35dye — I n. 1) to apply dye to 2) natural; synthetic dyes II v. (N; used with an adjective) she dyed the dress blue * * * [daɪ] synthetic dyes (N; used with an adjective) she dyed the dress blue natural to apply dye to …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 36dye — [OE] Dye is something of a mystery word. Its original meaning seems to have been simply ‘colour’, its modern connotations of ‘artificially changing colour’ a secondary development, but its source remains unknown. A connection has been suggested… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 37dye — [daɪ] noun [C/U] I a substance that is used for changing the colour of something such as cloth or hair II (present participle dyeing; past tense and past participle dyed) verb [T] dye [daɪ] to change the colour of something such as cloth or hair… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 38dye — [OE] Dye is something of a mystery word. Its original meaning seems to have been simply ‘colour’, its modern connotations of ‘artificially changing colour’ a secondary development, but its source remains unknown. A connection has been suggested… …

    Word origins

  • 39dye — I. noun Etymology: Middle English dehe, from Old English dēah, dēag Date: before 12th century 1. color from dyeing 2. a soluble or insoluble coloring matter II. verb (dyed; dyeing) Date: before 12th century …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 40dye v — 1) Did you hear about the two females who were watching a blonde walk by? The first one said, I wonder whether she s a natural blonde or a bleached blonde. Her friend said, She s a suicide blonde. The other said, Suicide blonde? What s that? The… …

    English expressions