verb (used with object), dyed, dye·ing.
verb (used without object), dyed, dye·ing.
- dyce, alexander,
- dyck, sir anthony van,
- dye sensitizing,
- dye transfer,
Origin of dye
Examples from the Web for dye
They dye their hair and alter their clothes, but not enough to attract attention from authorities.North Korea’s Secret Movie Bootleggers: How Western Films Make It Into the Hermit Kingdom|Lizzie Crocker|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fame came only after Cohn pressured her to diet, dye her hair, cap her teeth, and change her name.Should We Give Kim Novak a Break on the Oscar Plastic Surgery Hate-Tweeting?|Lizzie Crocker|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“However, the dye job takes about five hours, and costs at least 600 yuan,” or nearly $100, says one employee.China’s Dog-Dyeing Craze: Once Shunned, Pet Pooches Now Embraced|Melinda Liu|July 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Judd Apatow is the one who famously had you dye your hair red for your breakout role in Superbad.Emma Stone On ‘The Amazing Spider-Man,’ Andrew Garfield, & More|Marlow Stern|June 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In her spare time, she has focused on other vices—hair dye, “tea.”
Then it is rather difficult to dye to shade, much of the result depending on conditions over which the dyer has little control.The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics|Franklin Beech
Silk is dyed by dipping the skeins or yards of silk in great vats of dye.Clothing and Health|Helen Kinne
After it had "taken" well, the cloth was removed from the dye and rinsed well, the rinse water was salted so as to set the color.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
She dye wid copperas and walnut and wild indigo and things like dat and make pretty cloth.Slave Narratives, Oklahoma|Various
The dye applied to skin and hair gave him a grotesque, almost maniacal aspect.The Message|Louis Tracy
verb dyes, dyeing or dyed
Word Origin for dye
Old English deah, deag "a color, hue, tinge," perhaps related to deagol "secret, hidden, dark, obscure," from Proto-Germanic *daugilaz (cf. Old Saxon dogol "secret," Old High German tougal "dark, hidden, secret").
Old English deagian "to dye," from the source of dye (n.). Spelling distinction between dye and die was not firm till 19c. "Johnson in his Dictionary, spelled them both die, while Addison, his near contemporary, spelled both dye" [Barnhart]. Related: dyed. Figurative phrase dyed in the wool (or grain) is from dyeing while the material is in its raw state, which has a more durable effect.