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[ dahy ]
/ daɪ /
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verb (used without object), died, dy·ing.

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Origin of die

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1150–1200; Middle English dien, deien <Old Norse deyja. Cf. dead, death
1. Die, pass away ( pass on; pass ), perish mean to relinquish life. To die is to become dead from any cause and in any circumstances. It is the simplest, plainest, and most direct word for this idea, and is used figuratively of anything that has once displayed activity: An echo, flame, storm, rumor dies. Pass away (or pass on or pass ) is a commonly used euphemism implying a continuation of life after death: Grandfather passed away ( passed on or passed ). Perish, a more literary term, implies death under harsh circumstances such as hunger, cold, neglect, etc.; figuratively, perish connotes utter extinction: Hardship caused many pioneers to perish. Ancient Egyptian civilization has perished.
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Definition for die (2 of 2)

die2
[ dahy ]
/ daɪ /

noun, plural dies for 1, 2, 4, dice for 3.

Machinery.
  1. any of various devices for cutting or forming material in a press or a stamping or forging machine.
  2. a hollow device of steel, often composed of several pieces to be fitted into a stock, for cutting the threads of bolts or the like.
  3. one of the separate pieces of such a device.
  4. a steel block or plate with small conical holes through which wire, plastic rods, etc., are drawn.
an engraved stamp for impressing a design upon some softer material, as in coining money.
singular of dice.
Architecture. dado (def. 1).

verb (used with object), died, die·ing.

to impress, shape, or cut with a die.

Origin of die

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First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English de (in early Modern English taking the vowel of the plural form dice), from Old French de(i), presumably from Latin datum “given” (neuter past participle of dare “to give”), perhaps in the derivative sense “put, placed,” hence “played, cast”
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British Dictionary definitions for die (1 of 2)

die1
/ (daɪ) /

verb dies, dying or died (mainly intr)

Old English dīegan, probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse deyja, Old High German touwen
It was formerly considered incorrect to use the preposition from after die, but of and from are now both acceptable: he died of/from his injuries

British Dictionary definitions for die (2 of 2)

die2
/ (daɪ) /

noun

C13 dee, from Old French de, perhaps from Vulgar Latin datum (unattested) a piece in games, noun use of past participle of Latin dare to play
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Medical definitions for die

die
[ dī ]

v.

To cease living; become dead; expire.
To cease existing, especially by degrees; fade.
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Idioms and Phrases with die

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