Meaning of DYE in English

— dyable, dyeable , adj. — dyer , n.

/duy/ , n. , v. , dyed, dyeing .


1. a coloring material or matter.

2. a liquid containing coloring matter, for imparting a particular hue to cloth, paper, etc.

3. color or hue, esp. as produced by dyeing.

4. of the deepest or blackest dye , of the most extreme or the worst sort: a prevaricator of the blackest dye.


5. to color or stain; treat with a dye; color (cloth, hair, etc.) with a substance containing coloring matter: to dye a dress green.

6. to impart (color) by means of a dye: The coloring matter dyed green.


7. to impart color, as a dye: This brand dyes well.

8. to become colored or absorb color when treated with a dye: This cloth dyes easily.

[ bef. 1000; ME dien, OE deagian, deriv. of deag a dye ]

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