Definition for dies (2 of 3)
verb (used without object), died, dy·ing.
- to cease to exist; become extinct: Both lines of the family died out before the turn of the century.
- to die away; fade; subside: The roar of the engines died out as the rocket vanished into the clouds.
Can be confuseddie dye
Definition for dies (3 of 3)
noun, plural dies for 1, 2, 4, dice for 3.
- any of various devices for cutting or forming material in a press or a stamping or forging machine.
- 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.
- one of the separate pieces of such a device.
- a steel block or plate with small conical holes through which wire, plastic rods, etc., are drawn.
verb (used with object), died, die·ing.
Origin of die2
Examples from the Web for dies
Cumming would like to choose the moment he dies, if faced with a similar situation.
Within two or three seconds have shot him, and he dies from his wounds.
She is discharged from the hospital and dies three months later in her sleep.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead|Sandeep Jauhar|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When he dies in office, it was not unlike when Lincoln died.
Ygritte (Rose Leslie) Dies: Season 4, Episode 9: “The Watchers on the Wall” Poor Ygritte.Life After ‘Game of Thrones’ Death: Where to See Your Favorite Dead Characters Next|Marlow Stern|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When he dies he is praised as a demi-god, and his monument records every thing but his vices.The Works of William Cowper|William Cowper
While the one dies thus, while the other so laments his Death, how justly are they both render'd immortal?Lectures on Poetry|Joseph Trapp
He grieved for Patmore as a wife grieves for the husband who dies before the birth of her child.The Life of Francis Thompson|Everard Meynell
Fundamental debates in a Commonwealth must be settled, or the Commonwealth dies.A History of the United States|Cecil Chesterton
Love days (Dies amoris) were days fixed for settling differences by umpire, without having recourse to law or to violence.The Vision and Creed of Piers Ploughman, Volume II of II|William Langland
British Dictionary definitions for dies (1 of 2)
verb dies, dying or died (mainly intr)
Word Origin for die
British Dictionary definitions for dies (2 of 2)
- a shaped block of metal or other hard material used to cut or form metal in a drop forge, press, or similar device
- a tool of metal, silicon carbide, or other hard material with a conical hole through which wires, rods, or tubes are drawn to reduce their diameter
Word Origin for die
Medicine definitions for dies
Idioms and Phrases with dies
In addition to the idioms beginning with die
- die away
- die down
- die for
- die hard
- die in harness
- die is cast, the
- die laughing
- die off
- die out
- die to
- die with one's boots on
- curl up (and die)
- do or die
- it's to die
- never say die