Origin of dyeing
verb (used with object), dyed, dye·ing.
verb (used without object), dyed, dye·ing.
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
verb dyes, dyeing or dyed
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.