Meaning of DYE in English

/ daɪ; NAmE / verb , noun

■ verb

( dyes , dye·ing , dyed , dyed ) to change the colour of sth, especially by using a special liquid or substance :

[ vn ]

to dye fabric

[ vn - adj ]

She dyed her hair blonde.

—see also tie-dye

■ noun

[ C , U ] a substance that is used to change the colour of things such as cloth or hair :

black dye

hair dye

natural / chemical / vegetable dyes



Old English dēag (noun), dēagian (verb). The noun is not recorded from Old English to the late 16th cent., when it was re-formed from the verb.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.