Dye meaning

To color (a material), especially by soaking in a coloring solution.
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To take on or impart color.
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A color imparted by dyeing.
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Color produced in a substance by saturating it with a coloring agent; tint; hue.
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Any substance used to give color to fabric, hair, etc.; coloring matter or a solution containing it.
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To color with or as with a dye.
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To take on color in dyeing.
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A substance used to color materials.
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The definition of dye is to turn something a different color.

An example of dye is using hair tint to change your hair color.

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Dye is defined as tint or coloring agent used to change the color of something.

An example of dye is henna.

An example of dye is what you'd use to turn a white shirt purple.

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A colourant, especially one that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is applied.
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To colour with dye.
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Alternative spelling of die.
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of the deepest dye
  • Of the most extreme sort.
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of (the) deepest dye
  • of the most marked, esp. the worst, sort
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

of the deepest dye
of (the) deepest dye

Origin of dye

  • Middle English deie from Old English dēag, dēah

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

  • From Middle English deie, from Old English dēag (“color, hue, dye”), from Proto-Germanic *daugō (“colour, shade”), from *dauganą, *dug- (“to conceal, be dark”), from Proto-Indo-European *dheuk-, *dhouk- (“to be hidden”), from Proto-Indo-European *dhūw- (“to smoke, raise dust, camouflage”). Cognate with Old High German tougan (“dark, secretive”), tougal (“dark, hidden, covert”), Old English dēagol, dīegle (“dark, hidden, secret”), Old English dohs, dox (“dusky, dark”). See dusk.

    From Wiktionary