Die definition

To stop living; become dead.
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To cut, form, or stamp with or as if with a die.
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(informal) To desire something greatly.

I am dying for a box of chocolates. She was dying to see the exhibit.

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To suffer the agony of death or an agony regarded as like it.
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Any small cube resembling this.
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To lose force or activity; become weak, faint, unimportant, etc.
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To pine away, as with desire.
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The definition of a die is a small marked cube used in games.

An example of die is what is rolled when playing backgammon.

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To cease operation; stop.

If your vehicle dies, stay with it.

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A small cube marked on each side with from one to six dots, usually used in pairs in gambling and in various other games.
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(informal) To wish with extreme intensity; yearn.

She's dying to learn the secret.

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To cease existing; end.
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A small, marked cube used in games of chance.
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(archit.) A dado of a pedestal.
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An unpackaged, bare chip. A die is the formal term for the square of silicon containing an integrated circuit. Die is singular, and dice is plural. The terms die and chip are often used synonymously.
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To stop functioning.
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(mech.) Any of various tools or devices, originally cubical in form, for molding, stamping, cutting, or shaping; specif.,
  • A piece of engraved metal used for stamping money, medals, etc.
  • The stationary part of a machine for shaping or punching holes in sheet metal, etc.; matrix.
  • The punch and matrix as a unit.
  • A tool used for cutting threads, as of screws or bolts.
  • A piece of metal with a hole through it, used in drawing wire, extruding rods, etc.
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To mold, stamp, cut, or shape with a die.
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To cease living; become dead; expire.
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To cease existing, especially by degrees; fade.
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(intransitive) To stop living; to become dead; to undergo death.
  • Followed by of; general use.
  • Followed by from; general use, though somewhat more common in the context of medicine or the sciences.
  • Followed by for; often expressing wider contextual motivations, though sometimes indicating direct causes.
  • (now rare) Followed by with as an indication of direct cause.
  • (still current) Followed by with as an indication of manner.
    She died with dignity.
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To stop living and undergo (a specified death).

He died a hero's death.

They died a thousand deaths.

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(intransitive, figuratively) To yearn intensely.
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(intransitive, idiomatic) To be utterly cut off by family or friends, as if dead.

The day our sister eloped, she died to our mother.

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(intransitive, figuratively) To become spiritually dead; to lose hope.

He died a little inside each time she refused to speak to him.

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(intransitive, colloquial) To be mortified or shocked by a situation.

If anyone sees me wearing this ridiculous outfit, I'll die.

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(intransitive, of a machine) To stop working, to break down.

My car died in the middle of the freeway this morning.

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(intransitive, of a computer program) To abort, to terminate (as an error condition).
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To perish; to cease to exist; to become lost or extinct.
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To sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness, discouragement, love, etc.
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To become indifferent; to cease to be subject.

To die to pleasure or to sin.

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(architecture) To disappear gradually in another surface, as where mouldings are lost in a sloped or curved face.
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To become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor.
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(of a stand-up comedian or a joke) To fail to evoke laughter from the audience.

Then there was that time I died onstage in Montreal...

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(plural: dice) A polyhedron, usually a cube, with numbers or symbols on each side and used in games of chance.
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(plural: dies) The cubical part of a pedestal, a plinth.
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(plural: dies) A device for cutting into a specified shape.
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A device used to cut an external screw thread. (Internal screw threads are cut with a tap.)
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(plural: dies) A mold for forming metal or plastic objects.
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(plural: dies) An embossed device used in stamping coins and medals.
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(electronics) (plural: dice or dies) An oblong chip fractured from a semiconductor wafer engineered to perform as an independent device or integrated circuit.
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Die is defined as to stop living, existing or fade away.

An example of die is pulling a plant out of the ground by its' roots.

An example of die is a person's heart stopping and their brain no longer having activity.

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To cease living; become dead; expire.
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To cease existing, especially by degrees; fade.

The sunlight died in the west.

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To experience an agony or suffering suggestive of that of death.

Nearly died of embarrassment.

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To become indifferent.

Had died to all worldly concerns.

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To be destroyed, as in combat.

Could see the remains of two aircraft that had died in the attack.

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A device used for cutting out, forming, or stamping material, especially:
  • An engraved metal piece used for impressing a design onto a softer metal, as in coining money.
  • One of several component pieces that are fitted into a diestock to cut threads on screws or bolts.
  • A part on a machine that punches shaped holes in, cuts, or forms sheet metal, cardboard, or other stock.
  • A metal block containing small conical holes through which plastic, metal, or other ductile material is extruded or drawn.
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(architecture) The dado of a pedestal, especially when cube-shaped.
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A game of chance using dice.
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To fade or wither away.
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To become alien or indifferent (to), as if dead.
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(theol.) To suffer spiritual death.
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die hard
  • To take a long time in passing out of existence:
    Racial prejudices that die hard.
  • To resist against overwhelming, hopeless odds:
    Radicalism that dies hard.
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die on the vine
  • To fail, as from lack of support, especially at an early stage:
    A plan that died on the vine.
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(informal) to die for
  • Remarkable or highly desirable.
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load the dice
  • To make an outcome highly probable; predetermine a result:
  • To put another at a distinct disadvantage, as through prior maneuver:
    The dice were loaded against the defendant before the trial.
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no dice
  • Of no use; futile.
  • Used as a refusal to a request.
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the die is cast
  • The decision has been made and is irrevocable.
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die away
  • to become weaker and cease gradually
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die back
  • to wither to the roots or woody part
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die hard
  • to cling to life, a cause, etc.; resist to the last
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die off
  • to die one by one until all are gone
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die out
  • to go out of existence
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to die for
  • overwhelmingly excellent and satisfying
    A chocolate parfait to die for.
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the die is cast
  • the irrevocable decision has been made
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
die
Plural:
dice, dies

Origin of die

  • Middle English de gaming die from Old French from Latin datum given from neuter past participle of dare to give dō- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English dien probably from Old Norse deyja dheu-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English dien, deien, deȝen, from Old English dīġan, dīeġan (“to die”) and Old Norse deyja (“to die, pass away”), both from Proto-Germanic *dawjaną (“to die”) (compare Danish , Low German döen, Middle Dutch doyen, douwen, Old High German touwen), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰew- (“to pass away; to die”) (compare Old Norse 'catalepsy', Old Irish díth 'end, death', Old Church Slavonic daviti 'to strangle', Albanian vdes (“to die”), vdekje (“death”), Armenian դի (di, “corpse”), Avestan [script?] (dvaidī, “we press”)).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English dee, from Old French de (Modern French ), from Latin datum, from datus (“given”), the past participle of dare (“to give”), from Proto-Indo-European *deh₃- (“to lay out, to spread out”).

    From Wiktionary