• WordNet 3.6
    • v dye color with dye "Please dye these shoes"
    • n dye a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the 19th century, it was common practice for a Japanese woman to dye their teeth black. They believed that this enhanced sex appeal and maintained healthier teeth
    • Dye Color produced by dyeing.
    • Dye Material used for dyeing; a dyestuff.
    • n Dye Same as Die, a lot.
    • v. t Dye To stain; to color; to give a new and permanent color to, as by the application of dyestuffs. "Cloth to be dyed of divers colors.""The soul is dyed by its thoughts."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The reason why tattoos do not vanish even though we shed our skin is because the dye is injected deeper into the dermis part of the skin. It is only the epidermis that we shed
    • dye To fix a color or colors in the substance of by immersion in a properly prepared bath; impregnate with coloring matter held in solution. The matters used for dyeing are obtained from vegetables, animals, and minerals; and the subjects to which they are applied are porous materials in general, but especially wool, cotton, silk, linen, hair, skins, feathers, ivory, wood, and marble. The great diversity of tint obtained in dyeing is the result of the combination of two or more simple coloring substances with one another or with certain chemical reagents. To render the colors permanent, the subsequent application of a mordant, or the precipitation of the coloring matter by the direct use of a mordant, is usually required; but when aniline and some other artificial dyes are used, no mordant is necessary. The superficial application of pigments to tissues by means of adhesive vehicles such as oil and albumen, as in painting or in some kinds of calico-printing, does not constitute dyeing, because the coloring bodies so applied do not penetrate the fiber, and are not intimately incorporated with it.
    • dye To overspread with color, as by effusion; tinge or stain in general.
    • n dye Coloring matter in solution; a coloring liquor.
    • n dye Color; hue; tint; tinge.
    • dye An obsolete spelling of die.
    • n dye An obsolete spelling of die.
    • n dye See basic color.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In China, there is a species of yam that is used to make a dye
    • n Dye (Spens.) Same as Die (2).
    • v.t Dye to stain: to give a new colour to
    • pr.p Dye dye′ing; pa.p. dyed
    • n Dye colour: tinge: stain: a colouring liquid
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. deyan, dyen, AS. deágian,


In literature:

Some of these British dye plants had been used from early historical times for dyeing.
"Vegetable Dyes" by Ethel M. Mairet
He burst through swinging doors into a two-story, machinery-filled cleaning-and-dyeing plant.
"The Ambulance Made Two Trips" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
These seeds are covered with a reddish pulp, which produces the dye.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
You can see that they could not dye wool with all these little particles in it.
"The Story of Wool" by Sara Ware Bassett
And dey'd take sackin' like you make cotton sacks and dye it and make us clothes.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
These seeds are covered with a reddish pulp, which produces the dye.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
The trick of the trade in those days was to find a water of such quality that dyes took to it kindly.
"The Tapestry Book" by Helen Churchill Candee
Dyeing them is another expedient often resorted to for increasing their effect.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
Leather-dressing is the chief industry; steam-sawing, brewing and dyeing are also carried on, and horticulture flourishes in the environs.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
The Kala Bhavan, or technical school, has departments for drawing, carpentry, dyeing, weaving and agriculture.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various

In poetry:

Lovely in dye and fan,
A-tremble in shimmering grace,
A moth from her winter swoon
Uplifts her face:
"The Moth" by Walter de la Mare
"He has seruyd our lady many a day,
And zet wil securly;
Therefore I trust in her specialy
No wycked deth shal he dye.
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
Thus let me live, unheard, unknown;
Thus unlamented let me dye;
Steal from the world, and not a stone
Tell where I lye.
"Solitude" by Alexander Pope
You give your cheks a rosy stain,
With washes dye your hair;
But paint and washes both are vain
To give a youthful air.
"On A Similar Character (From The Greek)" by William Cowper
If we reuiue thinges like to dye,
and worde of God do seeke:
We Pillers shall in Temple be,
sayth hee, that Key doth keepe.
"A description of olde Rome" by Roger Cotton
Still overhead the unknown dread,
Whose shadow dyes the sea,
At wrath-winged wait behind its gate
Till God shall set it free.
"The City Of Darkness" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

US to limit or ban some dye, retardant , detergent chemicals.
And to dye silk textile black was very, very difficult.
Hilord to offer Sawgrass ' water-based, dye-sub inks for digital printing.
A 14-year-old Henry County girl fears she may have permanent scars on her arm after allowing someone to use hair dye on her skin to make a temporary tattoo.
Remember go-go boots, tie-dye, 34 cent gas and the political turmoil of the late 1960s.
Drexel-Penn partnership to make more efficient dye-sensitized solar panels.
View Other Dyes Water Soluble companies.
Fast performance for a thermal-dye printer.
There's only one thing we've never loved about Manic Panic hair dye: Sometimes in the shower, it's rough to unscrew the jar, take a non-watery smear of the color cream, and apply it for hair touch-ups or streaks without making a total mess.
Fill up doctor's gloves (or hair dye gloves) with water.
Tie-dye (light pink), python patterns (dark pink) and neon gel manicures done at Marie Nails in SoHo.
The ancient Japanese dyeing technique whose popularity transcends fashion eras has made yet another comeback in tops, jeans, dresses, handbags and more.
During a recent Class A minor league baseball game between the Daytona Cubs and the Fort Myers Miracles, public address announcer Derek Dye decided to have some fun with the umpires.
Tie-dye 101 start to finish eight hours: Wash and dry the item to size it, Holcomb said.
Now, manipulate the object to create the desired tie dye design and use rubber bands to hold it all together.

In science:

However, these regions contribute only weakly to fluctuations in the outflowing fluid for the case of a continuous injection of dye, since particles that finally escape into the rest of the chaotic region have typically experienced much more stretching than fluid particles with short residence times.
Measures of mixing quality in open flows with chaotic advection
Single organics dye molecules in solvents (S.C.
Quantum Cryptography
Tapster, 1998, “Intensity fluctuation spectroscopy of small numbers of dye molecules in a microcavity”, Phys.
Quantum Cryptography
Eq. (5.8), which is in agreement with experimental observations of the fluorescence from dye molecules near a planar metal surface [Drexhage (1974)].
Spontaneous Decay in the Presence of Absorbing Media
Fig. 1.— This sequence of four time steps shows a blob of dye released into an incompressible two-dimensional laboratory turbulent fluid that is forced by a chaotic velocity field with a single large scale.
Interstellar Turbulence II: Implications and Effects