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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dye, dyestuff(verb)

    a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair


  2. dye(verb)

    color with dye

    "Please dye these shoes"


  1. dye(contraction)


  2. dye(contraction)

    Did ye.


  3. dye(contraction)

    Do ye.

    D'ye ken John Peel with his coat so grey?


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dye

    To color is to impart a color desired or undesired, temporary or permanent, or, in the intransitive use, to assume a color in any way; as, he colored with shame and vexation. To dye is to impart a color intentionally and with a view to permanence, and especially so as to pervade the substance or fiber of that to which it is applied. To stain is primarily to discolor, to impart a color undesired and perhaps unintended, and which may or may not be permanent. Thus, a character "dyed in the wool" is one that has received some early, permanent, and pervading influence; a character stained with crime or guilt is debased and perverted. Stain is, however, used of giving an intended and perhaps pleasing color to wood, glass, etc., by an application of coloring-matter which enters the substance a little below the surface, in distinction from painting, in which coloring-matter is spread upon the surface; dyeing is generally said of wool, yarn, cloth, or similar materials which are dipped into the coloring liquid. Figuratively, a standard or a garment may be dyed with blood in honorable warfare; an assassin's weapon is stained with the blood of his victim. To tinge is to color slightly, and may also be used of giving a slight flavor, or a slight admixture of one ingredient or quality with another that is more pronounced.

    blot, color, discolor, disgrace, dishonor, soil, spot, stain, sully, tarnish, tinge, tint

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dye(n.)

    coloring liquor

  2. dye(n.)

    color, hue, tint, tinge, stain, cast, shade

  3. dye(v. a.)

    color, tinge, stain

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dye(v)

    color, stain, tinge, imbue

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    tincture, colourant, dyeing, colouring, stain, ink, oxidising, dyes, tint, sibghatullah, staining, dai

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How to use dye in a sentence?

  1. Steward Alsop:

    A dying man needs to dye, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless to resist.

  2. Jamile Wakim-Fleming:

    In the case of Oreo Peeps, it's a food dye called FDC Red Number 3.

  3. R Chamberlain:

    Outward perfection without inward goodness sets but the blacker dye on the mind?s deformity.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    I will tell you I don't dye my hair, and a lot of my fellow leaders do, i'm just saying. I won't say who -- but their barbers know. Their hairdressers.

  5. Tarrant County:

    I don't think you go on a vacation and disappear, and don't tell anybody, and cut your hair and dye your hair, and hide out in a shabby apartment in a resort town. ... They fought so hard to keep him out of trouble when he killed four innocent people drinking three times the legal limit of alcohol, there's no doubt in my mind that when the video came out that showed him at that party and he was facing a possible revocation of probation, they made a conscious decision to run, and they did.

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