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Definition of: die

(dī) v.i. died, dy·ing
1. To suffer death; pass from life; expire.
2. To suffer the pains of death: The coward dies a thousand deaths.
3. To lose energy or power; pass: with away: down, or out.
4. To cease to exist; fade away, The smile died on his lips.
5. To become extinct: with out or off.
6. To become indifferent or insensible: with to: to die to the world.
7. To desire exceedingly, as if to death: He's dying to meet her.
8. To stop functioning, as an engine.
9. To faint or swoon.
10. Theol. To suffer spiritual death.
—to die game
To die fighting. ◆ Homophone: dye.
[<ON deyja] Synonyms: cease, decease, decline, depart, expire, perish, wither. Die is applied to anything which has the appearance of life; an echo, a strain of music, a tempest, a topic, an issue, dies. Expire is a softer word for die; it is used figuratively of things that cease to exist by reaching a natural limit; as, a lease expires; the time has expired. To perish is oftenest used of death by privation or exposure; sometimes, of death by violence. Knowledge and fame, art and empires, may be said to perish; the word denotes destruction and decay. Antonyms: begin, exist, flourish, grow, live, survive.

Definition of: die

(dī) noun plural dice for defs. 1 and 2 dies for defs. 3 to 6.
1. A small cube used in games. See DICE.
2. A cast, as in playing dice; stake; hazard.
3. Mech. a A hard metal pattern for stamping or cutting out some object; specifically, one of a pair between which a metal blank is forced or forged into a special shape, as a spoon. b One of a pair of such patterns, one cameo and the other intaglio, between which a sheet of metal is embossed. c A block or counter having an orifice through which a punch passes. Also die plate.
4. A tool for cutting screw threads on a nut, bolt, etc.
5. The cubical part of a pedestal.
6. Any small cubical block or body.
—the die is cast
The choice is made that commits one to an irrevocable course of action
v.t. To cut or stamp with or as with a die. ◆ Homophone: dye.
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