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  Dictionary Definition of dye

dye
noun
1. a colouring material or matter.
2. a liquid containing colouring matter for imparting a particular hue to cloth, etc.
3. colour or hue, especially as produced by dyeing.
-- verb ( dyed, dyeing )
-- verb (t)
4. to colour or stain; treat with a dye; colour (cloth, etc.) by soaking in a liquid containing colouring matter: to dye cloth red.
5. to impart (colour) by means of a dye.
-- verb (i)
6. to impart colour, as a dye: this brand dyes well.
7. to become coloured when treated with a dye: this cloth dyes easily.
-- phrase
8. of the deepest dye ; of the blackest dye, of the worst kind.
[defs 1--3 (noun): ME die, OE deag ; defs 4--7 (verb) ME dien, OE deagian ]
-- dyer, noun