Definitions for: Die


[n] small cubes with 1 to 6 spots on the faces; used to generate random numbers
[n] a device used for shaping metal
[n] a cutting tool that is fitted into a diestock and used for cutting male (external) screw threads on screws or bolts or pipes or rods
[v] suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense); "Whosoever..believes in me shall never die"
[v] disappear or come to an end; "Their anger died"; "My secret will die with me!"
[v] pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "They children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"
[v] stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
[v] lose sparkle or bouquet, as of wine or beer; "pall" is an obsolete word
[v] to be on base at the end of an inning, of a baseball player
[v] cut or shape with a die; "Die out leather for belts"
[v] be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame; "I was dying with embarrassment when my little lie was discovered"; "We almost died laughing during the show"
[v] languish as with love or desire; "She dying for a cigarette"; "I was dying to leave"
[v] feel indifferent towards; "She died to worldly things and eventually entered a monastery"
[v] suffer or face the pain of death; "Martyrs may die every day for their faith"



Webster (1913) Definition: Die, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Died; p. pr. & vb. n. Dying.]
[OE. deyen, dien, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. deyja; akin to
Dan. d["o]e, Sw. d["o], Goth. diwan (cf. Goth. afd?jan to
harass), OFries. d?ia to kill, OS. doian to die, OHG. touwen,
OSlav. daviti to choke, Lith. dovyti to torment. Cf. Dead,
Death.]
1. 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.

To die by the roadside of grief and hunger.
--Macaulay.

She will die from want of care. --Tennyson.

2. To suffer death; to lose life.

In due time Christ died for the ungodly. --Rom. v.
6.

3. To perish in any manner; to cease; to become lost or
extinct; to be extinguished.

Letting the secret die within his own breast.
--Spectator.

Great deeds can not die. --Tennyson.

4. To sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness,
discouragement, love, etc.

His heart died within, and he became as a stone. --1
Sam. xxv. 37.

The young men acknowledged, in love letters, that
they died for Rebecca. --Tatler.

5. To become indifferent; to cease to be subject; as, to die
to pleasure or to sin.

6. To recede and grow fainter; to become imperceptible; to
vanish; -- often with out or away.

Blemishes may die away and disappear amidst the
brightness. --Spectator.

7. (Arch.) To disappear gradually in another surface, as
where moldings are lost in a sloped or curved face.

8. To become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor.

To die in the last ditch, to fight till death; to die
rather than surrender.

``There is one certain way,'' replied the Prince
[William of Orange] `` by which I can be sure never
to see my country's ruin, -- I will die in the last
ditch.'' --Hume (Hist.
of Eng. ).

To die out, to cease gradually; as, the prejudice has died
out.

Syn: To expire; decease; perish; depart; vanish.


Die, n.; pl. in 1 and (usually) in 2, Dice (d[=i]s); in
4 & 5, Dies (d[=i]z). [OE. dee, die, F. d['e], fr. L. datus
given, thrown, p. p. of dare to give, throw. See Date a
point of time.]
1. 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.

2. Any small cubical or square body.

Words . . . pasted upon little flat tablets or dies.
--Watts.

3. That which is, or might be, determined, by a throw of the
die; hazard; chance.

Such is the die of war. --Spenser.

4. (Arch.) That part of a pedestal included between base and
cornice; the dado.

5. (Mach.)
(a) 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.
(b) 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.
(c) 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.

Cutting die (Mech.), a thin, deep steel frame, sharpened to
a cutting edge, for cutting out articles from leather,
cloth, paper, etc.

The die is cast, the hazard must be run; the step is taken,
and it is too late to draw back; the last chance is taken.

Synonyms: become flat, decease, dice, die out, exit, expire, go, pall, pass, pass away, perish

Antonyms: be born

See Also: ache, asphyxiate, blow, blow out, break down, burn out, buy it, buy the farm, change, change state, choke, conk, crash, croak, cube, cut out, cutlery, cutter, cutting tool, die back, die down, die off, die out, disappear, drop dead, drown, endure, experience, fall, famish, feel, five-spot, four-spot, go away, go down, kick the bucket, languish, long, lose it, malfunction, misfire, misfunction, pine, pip out, play, pop off, predecease, shaping tool, six-spot, snuff it, square block, stamp, starve, succumb, suffer, suffocate, turn, vanish, yearn, yen, yield

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