Meaning of DYE in English


I. ˈdī 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 ; dye·ing )

Date: before 12th century

transitive verb

1. : to impart a new and often permanent color to especially by impregnating with a dye

2. : to impart (a color) by dyeing

dye ing blue on yellow

intransitive verb

: to take up or impart color in dyeing

• dye·abil·i·ty ˌdī-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē noun

• dye·able ˈdī-ə-bəl adjective

• dy·er ˈdī(-ə)r noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.