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 redyed
After weaving they are cross-dyed or redyed to give solid colors and glacé effects.Textiles|William H. Dooley
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.