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Definitions of die

  1. lose sparkle or bouquet, as of wine or beer; " pall" is an obsolete word
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. small cubes with 1 to 6 spots on the faces; used to generate random numbers
  5. suffer or face the pain of death; " Martyrs may die every day for their faith"
  6. a device used for shaping metal
  7. 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
  8. suffer spiritual death; be damned ( in the religious sense); " Whosoever.. believes in me shall never die"
  9. disappear or come to an end; " Their anger died"; " My secret will die with me!"
  10. to be on base at the end of an inning, of a baseball player
  11. 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"
  12. feel indifferent towards; " She died to worldly things and eventually entered a monastery"
  13. cut or shape with a die; " Die out leather for belts"
  14. lose sparkle or bouquet; " wine and beer can pall"
  15. to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player
  16. languish as with love or desire; " She dying for a cigarette"; " I was dying to leave"
  17. 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.
  18. To suffer death; to lose life.
  19. To perish in any manner; to cease; to become lost or extinct; to be extinguished.
  20. To sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness, discouragement, love, etc.
  21. To become indifferent; to cease to be subject; as, to die to pleasure or to sin.
  22. To disappear gradually in another surface, as where moldings are lost in a sloped or curved face.
  23. To become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor.
  24. Any small cubical or square body.
  25. That which is, or might be, determined, by a throw of the die; hazard; chance.
  26. That part of a pedestal included between base and cornice; the dado.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. To recede and grow fainter; to become imperceptible; to vanish; - often with out or away.
  31. To cease to live; expire; perish; wither; become extinct gradually; faint.
  32. To mold, stamp, or cut ( a design) in metal.
  33. A small cube ( pl. dice); a stamp used for coining money, medals, etc.; a tool used in cutting the threads of screws or bolts, etc.; a kind of knife used by envelope makers, and in shoe factories.
  34. Died.
  35. Dying.
  36. To lose life: to perish: to wither: to languish: to become insensible:- pr. p. dying; pa. t. and pa. p. died ( did).
  37. A small cube used in gaming by being thrown from a box: any small cubical body: hazard:- pl. DICE, dis.
  38. A stamp for impressing coin, etc: the cubical part of a pedestal pl. DIES, diz.
  39. Small cube used in gaming.
  40. To lose life; perish.
  41. To suffer death; decease; expire.
  42. A small figured cube ( see DICE); a cast, as in dice playing; stake.
  43. A hard metal device for stamping or cutting out some object, as a coin.
  44. Dice; a small cube, marked on its faces with numbers from one to six, used in gaming, by being thrown from a box; any cubic body; a flat tablet; hazard or chance; the cubical part of a pedestal, between its base and cornice.
  45. Dies; a stamp used for coining money, or impressing a device upon a piece of metal.
  46. To cease to live, or expire; to forfeit or give up life; to perish; to sink or faint; to langnish with affection, pleasure, or longing; to become more and more faint; to wither; to become vapid; to become indifferent, and as good as dead; to perish eternally.
  47. Small cubes used in play.
  48. To cease to live; to expire; to perish; to lose life; to languish, as from weakness, discouragement, or love; to cease or become less distinct, as sound; to vanish.
  49. A small cube with marks from 1 to 6 on the faces, used in gaming, by being shaken in a box and then thrown from it; chance; hazard.
  50. A stamp of metal used in striking coins, medals, & c.
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Usage examples for die

  1. Why should he die?" – The Lone Ranche by Captain Mayne Reid
  2. His mother loved us both, and when she was about to die, she gave him to me, and told me never to forget or forsake him. – Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale by Ida Glenwood
  3. " I can't do much for you, Molly," he said, " but if you ever need anybody to die for you, remember I'm ready." – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  4. I am not ready to die. – Jill's Red Bag by Amy Le Feuvre
  5. How did he die, then?" – The Blue Pavilions by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  6. I saw not my wife die- no! – Mary Wollstonecraft by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  7. He was not afraid to die- oh, no! – The Fairy Nightcaps by Frances Elizabeth Barrow
  8. They say she's going to die, Peggy! – Peggy by Laura E. Richards
  9. " I don't want to die here," he said. – Pinocchio in Africa by Cherubini
  10. Well, I don't want to die and I don't believe you do. – The Heart Of The Hills by John Fox, Jr.
  11. Yes, she did die. – A Mummer's Wife by George Moore
  12. I just wanted to be alone to die. – For Every Man A Reason by Patrick Wilkins
  13. If we die here, said Mildred, it will be easy to do without, him for such a little while. – The Settlers at Home by Harriet Martineau
  14. I wish to die then. – The Port of Adventure by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  15. Do you wish to die? – How I Found Livingstone by Sir Henry M. Stanley
  16. I didn't want it to die. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  17. Love like that does not die. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
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