- process of coloring fibers, yarns, or fabrics.
Origin of dyeing
- a coloring material or matter.
- a liquid containing coloring matter, for imparting a particular hue to cloth, paper, etc.
- color or hue, especially as produced by dyeing.
- to color or stain; treat with a dye; color (cloth, hair, etc.) with a substance containing coloring matter: to dye a dress green.
- to impart (color) by means of a dye: The coloring matter dyed green.
- to impart color, as a dye: This brand dyes well.
- to become colored or absorb color when treated with a dye: This cloth dyes easily.
- of the deepest/blackest dye, of the most extreme or the worst sort: a prevaricator of the blackest dye.
Origin of dye
Related Words for dyeingstain, tint, pigment, color, tinge, tincture, dyestuff, impregnate, colorant
Examples from the Web for dyeing
Contemporary Examples of dyeing
The week where Romney was accused of dyeing his face brown for a Univision interview?Bill Clinton, Reince Priebus, Ann Coulter, and More Sunday Talk
The Daily Beast Video
September 23, 2012
“The Disney Look does not permit extremes in dyeing, bleaching or coloring,” the rules state.
Historical Examples of dyeing
The blood was running down his cheek and dyeing the whole side of his face.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
Silk may be dyed crimson, by steeping it in a solution of alum, and then dyeing it in the usual way in a cochineal bath.
Walnut bark makes the most permanent yellow dye for dyeing cloth of any of the vegetable substances used in this country.
It lay in a rosebush, dyeing the Abbot's roses a deeper red.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
I like the dyeing and the chemical part of the business; but what all these men said was Chinese to me.Sarah's School Friend
- the process or industry of colouring yarns, fabric, etc
- a staining or colouring substance, such as a natural or synthetic pigment
- a liquid that contains a colouring material and can be used to stain fabrics, skins, etc
- the colour or shade produced by dyeing
- (tr) to impart a colour or stain to (something, such as fabric or hair) by or as if by the application of a dye
Word Origin for dye
c.1400, verbal noun and past participle adjective from dye (v.).
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.
- A substance used to color materials or substances, such as cells, tissues, and microorganisms.