pl of dice.
2. die ·vi to suffer death; to lose life.
3. die ·noun any small cubical or square body.
4. die ·vi to become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor.
5. die ·noun that part of a pedestal included between base and cornice; the dado.
6. die ·noun that which is, or might be, determined, by a throw of the die; hazard; chance.
7. die ·vi to become indifferent; to cease to be subject; as, to die to pleasure or to sin.
8. die ·vi to disappear gradually in another surface, as where moldings are lost in a sloped or curved face.
9. die ·vi to perish in any manner; to cease; to become lost or extinct; to be extinguished.
10. die ·vi to recede and grow fainter; to become imperceptible; to vanish;
often with out or away.
11. die ·vi to sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness, discouragement, love, ·etc.
12. die ·noun a small cube, marked on its faces with spots from one to six, and used in playing games by being shaken in a box and thrown from it. ·see dice.
13. die ·noun a hollow internally threaded screw-cutting tool, made in one piece or composed of several parts, for forming screw threads on bolts, ·etc.; one of the separate parts which make up such a tool.
14. die ·noun a perforated block, commonly of hardened steel used in connection with a punch, for punching holes, as through plates, or blanks from plates, or for forming cups or capsules, as from sheet metal, by drawing.
15. die ·noun a metal or plate (often one of a pair) so cut or shaped as to give a certain desired form to, or impress any desired device on, an object or surface, by pressure or by a blow; used in forging metals, coining, striking up sheet metal, ·etc.
xvi. die ·vi to pass from an animate to a lifeless state; to cease to live; to suffer a total and irreparable loss of action of the vital functions; to become dead; to expire; to perish;
said of animals and vegetables; often with of, by, with, from, and rarely for, before the cause or occasion of death; as, to die of disease or hardships; to die by fire or the sword; to die with horror at the thought.