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die

I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a custom dies out/disappears (=gradually stops being done)
▪ Sometimes the streets are decorated with flower petals, although this custom is dying out.
a dying breed (=not many exist anymore)
▪ Real cowboys are a dying breed .
a fire dies down (=it burns less strongly)
▪ The fire slowly died down.
a flame dies down (=burns less strongly)
▪ By evening, the flames had gradually died down.
a sound dies away (=stops gradually)
▪ I listened until the sound had died away completely.
die casting
die in exile
▪ He never returned to his own country, but died in exile.
die in poverty
▪ His art was not appreciated and he died in poverty.
die of shockinformal (= be very surprised)
▪ I nearly died of shock when I saw Helen at the door.
die of/from hunger
▪ Thousands of people are dying from hunger every day.
die of/from natural causes (=die of illness, old age etc, not because of an accident or crime)
▪ He died from natural causes, believed to be a heart attack.
died of cancer
▪ He died of cancer last month.
died of thirst
▪ Many of the animals had died of thirst.
sb’s last/final/dying wish
▪ Her last wish was to be buried in her husband’s grave.
the dead and injured/wounded/dying
▪ Most of the dead and injured had been passengers on the bus.
the excitement dies down (=people stop feeling excited)
▪ The excitement after last month's elections is beginning to die down.
the laughter dies (down) (=stops)
▪ The laughter died instantly as Robert walked in.
the wind drops/dies down (=becomes less strong)
▪ The wind had dropped a little.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
away
▪ The excitement died away and the crowd began to drift off down the side streets.
▪ And now the uproar that he had finally raised was dying away, and a gratifying silence was descending once again.
▪ Air pumped in as the warning sirens died away.
▪ The wind died away completely, and we were left motionless as the fog rolled in.
▪ Fenn froze, shoulders hunched, until the reverberations died away.
▪ The tumult died away, and presently Moon-Watcher could hear the sound of a body being dragged over rocks.
▪ You can see that the flames are dying away.
▪ The baying of the crowds died away.
down
▪ We waited another half hour behind a pile of sand for the shooting to die down.
Down died 7 October 1896 at Normansfield.
▪ All this violence died down in the eighteenth century, and sometimes earlier.
▪ After about half an hour, the shooting died down and some one helped me inside the Cathedral.
▪ As the flames died down he felt cold air on his face.
▪ But as the rush died down it became apparent that her resolute determination would not be needed.
▪ The chatter and laughter died down.
hard
▪ The old reactions died hard, if they would ever perish at all.
▪ But old habits die hard, and Apple has shown a proclivity to chase market share while hand-wringing over shrinking gross margins.
▪ However hard parents try to inculcate a sense of responsibility in their children, the habits of childhood die hard.
▪ But habits die hard, even from one generation to the next.
▪ You see, old Shallot has many enemies and memories die hard.
▪ But, then as now, hope for a new era dies hard.
▪ Perhaps because it's an island old customs die hard here.
▪ Tradition dies hard in the Hebrides and to be one of the guga hunters was considered a great privilege in Hess.
nearly
▪ I've nearly died several times, and my back's never been strong.
▪ He got back in the car even though his father Bobby nearly died on a track.
▪ I nearly died too - I was so angry and tired and ill.
▪ I remembered how I had nearly died that night when Shoshana had sent us to the private clinic to guard a corpse.
▪ The old man had put his hands around Berry's neck until he nearly died.
▪ You nearly died, and you might not be so lucky next time.
▪ I nearly died when I saw them.
▪ In 1998, he was hospitalized twice for it and said later he nearly died that fall.
rather
▪ Clough's team decided they'd rather die than swallow such medicine.
▪ She steadfastly affirmed her faith and chose to die rather than renounce it.
▪ He would rather die now than carry on under these circumstances.
▪ But he died rather young, leaving his widow to carry on the farm and bring up their three children.
▪ The human psyche is so pathetically insecure that we would rather die of lung cancer than confront an uncomfortable situation.
▪ I'd rather die than eat.
▪ He'd rather die himself now than be left without her.
▪ He would rather died on the spot than endure that pain again.
■ NOUN
accident
▪ Farin a died in a motorcycle accident days after the book came out.
▪ Erich Maria Remarque told the story of three men he had known whose wives died suddenly in accidents.
▪ She had to mourn for her friends who died in the accident.
▪ His father died in a hunting accident during the war.
▪ And many more died from accidents.
▪ This fall, the second friend died in a car accident in ambiguous circumstances.
▪ The couple have four sons but want a girl after their three-year-old daughter Nicole died in a bonfire accident.
▪ A son had died in a highway accident and the other daughter lived in Califor-nia.
age
▪ Statistics show that one in every three company directors aged 40 will die before reaching age 65.
▪ Battles over the monetary and literary estate of the Fresno author began as soon as he died of cancer at age 72.
▪ He died at the age of 63 in October, 1973, after 58 years as an entertainer.
▪ Ella was a girl until she died at the age of 78.
▪ They had two sons, the elder of whom died at the age of nineteen, and two daughters.
▪ In 1988, Stanley McGill of Los Angeles died at age 98.
▪ After a wild success Raymond died at the age of 20 from typhoid brought about by eating oysters.
▪ A few of the wealthier ones died of old age or cancer or heart attacks, but not many.
attack
▪ Steen had died of a heart attack.
▪ Nine men and two women died in the attack on a minivan bus Friday.
▪ Three of the admiral's aides, along with the bomber, also died in the attack.
▪ The elder Earnhardt died of a heart attack at age 45 in 1973.
▪ Twenty-one people died in one attack on a squatter camp in Katlehong, east of Johannesburg.
▪ He saw a medical doctor three days before he died of a heart attack and passed the checkup with flying colors.
▪ He died from a heart attack.
▪ Stillman himself died of a heart attack in 1975after some 20 million people had been on his diet.
cancer
▪ Les's first wife Meg died of cancer in 1986.
▪ But she died of cancer on 18 May 1991, six weeks into the financial year.
▪ Atwater died of brain cancer in 1991.
▪ He died of cancer in January 1932, leaving his companions grief-stricken.
▪ Battles over the monetary and literary estate of the Fresno author began as soon as he died of cancer at age 72.
▪ First of all, my dearest man friend died of cancer, aged forty-two.
cause
▪ They died without questioning the cause.
▪ They die of all causes, but like single men, divorced men specialize in accidents and suicides.
▪ The date on which patients had died but not the cause was recorded.
▪ Three flames more likely to die from all causes combined.
▪ The machine was not switched off, but Mr Lavelle died of natural causes, police said.
▪ He then went to live with his paternal grandparents, who died of natural causes soon after his placement with them.
▪ Voice over A postmortem has revealed the man died from natural causes, there are no suspicious circumstances.
▪ Park officials defended their care of Yaka, insisting she died of natural causes after a lengthy illness.
child
▪ Nowadays we have to be concerned that a child could die.
▪ The Lapwai Nez Perce opened a school there, but the children continued to die.
▪ When my child died I might have given way to grief as I loved him very much.
▪ Every hour that passes, another 500 children die.
▪ Zhang, concluded that thousands of children die every year from neglect in orphanages.
▪ Aunt Lilian had never had any children, and she died in 1960 when she was only fifty-five.
▪ Denied food and other care, the targeted children withered and died.
daughter
▪ She was able to continue doing what she had to until the daughter died three years later.
▪ They had six sons, one of whom died young and four of whom became Anglican clergymen, and seven daughters.
▪ Another daughter, Elizabeth, died of fever at age two in 1764 and was buried in the Negro cemetery alongside Nina.
▪ And at that point I announce that my daughter is dying.
▪ Our own lovely daughter died surrounded by love, such a comfort in our loss.
▪ His daughter had died of an overdose of drugs three years before.
day
▪ Then, one day after the babies died, Lord Lindsay gave me a letter.
▪ He talks about the importance of anniversaries, for example-the number of men who die on the same day their fathers died.
▪ They said she had pulmonary embolism and 7 days later, she died.
▪ How about wearing apparel for the feet, or the things Napoleon thought about the day he died?
▪ An apparent suicide note found in the house on the day she died claimed the child had been fathered by another man.
▪ They cut out their tongues and on the seventeenth day they all died.
▪ I think she cried till the day she died.
▪ But maybe it was the day he died.
days
▪ While in police custody he was beaten and died four days later.
▪ There he died five days later.
▪ Falconio lingered for 11 days in a coma before he died.
▪ When he died a few days later Philip called off the invasion.
▪ In the fight that followed, Griffith beat Paret so severely that he died several days later.
▪ Dean Bunn died five days earlier.
death
▪ In 1970 a large area of bamboo flowered and died resulting in many deaths through starvation in the panda population.
▪ They say people who die sudden, violent deaths are most likely to become ghosts and haunt the earth.
▪ I did not have the courage then to die the death that she died.
▪ And another young man suspect of a thing far out of his scope, who must not die a similarly unjust death.
▪ Nockerd was left with the little baby, who died a pitiful death before he was two.
disease
▪ We know that all of us will eventually die from disease, natural disaster, accidents or whatever.
▪ But the number of women who die from the disease each year has remained essentially the same.
▪ I mean, children used to die of diseases which are stamped out now.
▪ Five times more likely to die from infectious diseases and parasites; and Six times more likely to die from other diseases.
▪ His mam was dying of some rare disease which no doctor could cure and always, but always, proved fatal.
▪ Five times more likely to die from infectious diseases and parasites; and Six times more likely to die from other diseases.
▪ Each year some 14 million young children die of preventable diseases.
▪ They were dying there of disease.
father
▪ After his father died he did a lot of odd jobs, including shining shoes, boxing professionally and preaching.
▪ He got back in the car even though his father Bobby nearly died on a track.
▪ But this Saturday differed from other Saturdays: it was exactly five years since her father had died.
▪ At fourteen, when his father died, John did the tricks in his mind.
▪ The tenant had been in partnership with his father, who had died.
▪ I worry about cholesterol, because my father died of a heart attack at an early age.
▪ The pity of it was, not long after my father died in 1933 things improved quite a lot in the material sense.
▪ Theresa Adams Garcia, who was 20 when her father died, is asking for $ 22, 000.
fire
▪ We told them to get out.Three deny they left twins to die in barn fire.
▪ Also patron of architects, builders, dying, fire prevention, founders, miners, and stonemasons.
▪ The goodwill died with the fire and black shapes loomed up out of the dark.
▪ Four times more likely to die from fires.
▪ Four died when gunmen opened fire on a pick-up truck loaded with people near Port Shepstone in southern Natal.
▪ Eighty-four persons, including 25 children, died in the fire.
heart
▪ Alexander Schweidler, 78, a former concentration camp guard who settled in Britain, died after a heart attack.
▪ The elder Earnhardt died of a heart attack at age 45 in 1973.
▪ In fact the late Malcolm Forbes died from heart failure.
▪ The court of appeals upheld the sentences for the two remaining after one died of a heart attack.
▪ He died of heart failure 9 April 1930, at home in South Marston, after visiting his dying wife in hospital.
▪ Then he died suddenly of a heart attack in 1983 at the age of 53.
▪ Then I sow one of my colleagues die from a heart attack and two others crack up under the strain.
▪ I worry about cholesterol, because my father died of a heart attack at an early age.
hospital
▪ A seventh died at a hospital in Harlingen.
▪ Four died in hospital and Emma Hartley, one of the survivors, was trying to come to terms with that.
▪ Five months later, he died in a Paris hospital, raised to the dignity of Marshal on his last day.
▪ Read in studio A man has died in hospital, after being released from Police custody.
▪ Retired postman Mr Wilkins, 73, was already dead and his 83-year-old wife died in hospital two weeks later.
▪ Even so the horse ambulance was slow and men often died before they reached hospital.
▪ Two of the kids and the fourth missionary died later in hospital.
husband
▪ Joyce Tapsall who's sixty-eight has lived alone longer than most widows - her husband died when she was twenty-nine.
▪ She inherited the job when her husband died.
▪ Flora had never forgiven her husband for dying ten years before, leaving her badly off.
▪ My husband died 11 years ago and I built my world around Louis.
▪ The husband died after about fifteen years of marriage, and Minnie worked hard enough to help all three children through college.
▪ My husband died two months ago, and we had no issue.
▪ My own husband died five years ago.
man
▪ But some might care to reflect that driver Jack Mills died in 1970 a broken man.
▪ Nine men and two women died in the attack on a minivan bus Friday.
▪ Three West Belfast men died in a hail of bullets.
▪ A University of Pennsylvania study shows that more women are seeking to be artificially inseminated with sperm from men who have died.
▪ Poor man, he died in 1989, just short of his eightieth birthday.
▪ Good men died because the administration delayed, pondering options to the end.
▪ I tried to tell her the man got to die sometime.
month
▪ But Lord Burlesdon fell ill, and six months later he died.
▪ She died a month later, he said.
▪ Pepita's father had died two months previously.
▪ But we do know how many people die each month and of what.
▪ Karl-Heinz Ehlen died a month later with seven victories.
▪ When Theo Wilson died last month, an era died with her.
▪ Abandoned fawns have been reared on a bottle, only to die within a few months.
▪ She fell into a coma, and died about a month after the stroke.
patient
▪ Liver transplantation was proposed but the patient died from cardiovascular failure.
▪ While my therapy method was being developed, 1 had to live with the fact that nearly all my patients died.
▪ Ten patients had died all unrelated to the iron deficiency anaemia.
▪ Therapists working with the dying must expect that their patients will die!
▪ For all patients who died outside of trial surveillance, the dates of their deaths were obtained.
▪ During this time 15 of 46 patients died of causes unrelated to the gastro-oesophageal disease.
▪ Excision biopsy was carried out and before the result was available the patient deteriorated rapidly and died.
▪ If you were a weak patient you would die.
people
▪ Every year in Britain about 5,000 people die on the roads.
▪ At the pleasure of a couple of bourgeois we get a world war, in which twenty million people die.
▪ Officials say over 6,000 people have died in militant related killings over the past three years.
▪ She was one of 37 people to die in the crash.
▪ So many people were dying that no one would notice a few more.
▪ Thus far, 11 people have died, and thousands are homeless.
▪ In 1985 more than 50 people died in a fire at Bradford City Football Club.
▪ He had not been on the verge of spilling the beans - people just die, that's all.
son
▪ They had one son, who died in 1893, and two daughters.
▪ Her two sons sought retribution for their father, but Rita would rather her sons died than become murderers.
▪ They had one son, who died at birth.
▪ A son had died in a highway accident and the other daughter lived in Califor-nia.
▪ I watched my son die in the hospital.
▪ In 1896 her son died of typhoid.
▪ In the early 1980s, her son Peter died at 15 of muscular dystrophy.
wife
▪ When his wife had died, in childbirth, he'd had to give up his married-quarter.
▪ Many years before, his wife had died, and he had remarried.
▪ His wife died, then his children.
▪ His Glasgow-born wife died 13 years ago.
▪ Rehnquist confronted it himself when his wife, Natalie, died in 1991 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.
▪ Retired postman Mr Wilkins, 73, was already dead and his 83-year-old wife died in hospital two weeks later.
▪ That he thought she resembled the actress Lana Turner, and that his wife had died very recently.
year
▪ The only building unscathed is the green and white tomb of Ibrahim Ahmed Ben Omar, who died 750 years ago.
▪ Twenty-four thousand die in childbirth every year, and 95 percent of the children born to them die within one year.
▪ Among the millions who die each year through malnutrition there are many children of the Kingdom.
▪ One in five older victims will die within a year of fracturing a hip.
▪ Others would die the year after that.
▪ However, Enkhari had died young, a year before Lucien had left home.
▪ His wife of 54 years, Carol, had died the year before, and he was still mourning her.
years
▪ She dies in 1963, years before the critically acclaimed work was being adapted for the silver screen.
▪ A man called Bukhari went around after Muhammad died and spent sixteen years compiling his collection.
▪ He died a few years later.
▪ Bernard's wife died only about ten years ago.
▪ Witness the tax on Temple property he tried to impose just after the old king died two years ago.
▪ He was to die four years later.
▪ Closer, even, than he had come to dying in his years in the war.
■ VERB
live
▪ I mean you really don't care whether you live or die.
▪ It was up to me who lived and who died.
▪ It is what helps keep them sane, chained to a wall not knowing if they are going to live or die.
▪ One died because the other lived, and one lived because the other died.
▪ Again, the rules of cost and benefit determine who lives and who dies.
▪ Naturally she was frightened and upset and wanted some help in finding out how to live until she died.
▪ They lived happily until they died, and their children ruled the kingdom for generations to come.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
If I should die, think only this of me:/That there's some corner of a foreign field/That is forever England
be dying/dropping etc like flies
▪ Grocer profits While other retailers are dropping like flies, supermarkets are making fat profits.
▪ Our kids are dropping like flies.
▪ The men were dying like flies, of fever.
▪ They should be dropping like flies, but that hasn't been the case.
die intestate
▪ He died intestate and administration of his estate was granted to his son John, 23 December 1651 in London.
▪ He had thought Lehmann had died intestate that his vast fortune had gone back to the Seven.
▪ Hepplewhite had died intestate at Redcross Street by 27 June 1786, when administration was granted to his widow, Alice.
▪ However, he died intestate and she claimed that she was absolutely entitled to the deceased's house and other property.
▪ If a person died intestate the court had power to grant letters of administration of his estate to executors.
▪ Mr Humber died intestate and the plates therefore returned to the family.
▪ Partner Richardson died intestate, leaving no directions for conveying his estate and interests in the mines.
▪ Simpson died intestate 23 March 1847 in Aberdeen.
die without issue
▪ He shifted restlessly on the bed, thinking of what would happen if he should die without issue.
dying moment/minutes/seconds
▪ And, in the dying seconds, Miklosko blocked Smillie's close-range effort.
▪ Hereford usually crack or collapse in the dying minutes.
▪ In the dying minutes, full-back, Paul Bodin burst through.
▪ Jason Chandler made certain in the dying minutes of the game, Good Sports winning 2-1.
▪ One moment of astonishing creativity in the dying seconds on Saturday transported him to the centre of Arsenal's universe.
▪ Sean Farrell popped in the opener and Danny Allsopp made sure of the points in the dying seconds.
▪ The World Champion launched a direct attack in the dying moments of the first session.
never say die
old habits die hard
▪ But old habits die hard, and Apple has shown a proclivity to chase market share while hand-wringing over shrinking gross margins.
▪ It was probably unnecessary, she thought, but old habits died hard.
▪ Things were going well, but old habits die hard.
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the dying
to your dying day
▪ He chose Everton over Arsenal and will regret that decision to his dying day.
▪ He would insist to his dying day that an arctic wolf had savaged him.
▪ Nixon believed to his dying day, and with good reason, that Kennedy had stolen the contest, especially in Illinois.
with your last/dying breath
▪ With his last breath, he told me he would always love me.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Broadway classics like "A Chorus Line" will never die.
▪ He was very sick and we knew he might die.
▪ Her husband had died two years earlier.
▪ His son died of liver cancer three years ago.
▪ I want to see Ireland again before I die.
▪ In the spring of her 93rd year, Miss Grantley died in her sleep.
▪ Many people are worried about growing old and dying alone.
▪ No wonder your plants always die - you don't water them enough.
▪ The autopsy said he had died of natural causes, but his family is not convinced.
▪ The engine coughed and died.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A 72 year old woman died of a perforated colon 11 days after completing the trial, despite continuing prednisolone treatment.
▪ By the time the white petals died and the mint-colored berry poked out, the leaf shine was gilded tight and waxy.
▪ Christopher and Matthew Key died when their parents' car collided with another on a waterlogged road.
▪ I must, I must, I will die if I remain silent.
▪ Night guard duty was killing time that had died while you weren't looking and so it went on for ever.
▪ She said she had ruined her eyes by crying too much when her husband died.
▪ The meeting began with a minute's silence for those who had died in Northern Ireland in the past 23 years.
▪ Yonatan Barnea also was a soldier on his way back to base when he died.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
old
▪ A 64-year-#old woman dies of chest injuries from an airbag deployment. 1991&038;.
■ VERB
cast
▪ Four days later Truman cast the die.
let
▪ I wondered if I could just shut up and let the subject die.
▪ President Kennedy glossed over the racial animus in Mississippi as he let the issue die by moving on to other concerns.
live
▪ Why is life so unfair-whether you live or die bears no relationship to what kind of person you are.
see
▪ She has never gone hungry, suffered horrible illness or seen some one she loves die.
▪ Doell was the only person in her family to see Harris die.
▪ For Mankins, seeing Harris die was simple retribution for a heinous crime.
▪ The others watched her in her wretchedness, gasping for each breath for almost two weeks, only to see her die.
watch
▪ The agony of watching your child die and not being able to protect it.
▪ Losing a spouse or watching an adult child die can be devastating.
▪ Linda Kelley wants to watch Leo Jenkins die.
▪ For a year and a half he watched his father die, and during that time the family slowly unravelled.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
If I should die, think only this of me:/That there's some corner of a foreign field/That is forever England
cross my heart (and hope to die)
▪ I didn't take it, cross my heart!
die intestate
▪ He died intestate and administration of his estate was granted to his son John, 23 December 1651 in London.
▪ He had thought Lehmann had died intestate that his vast fortune had gone back to the Seven.
▪ Hepplewhite had died intestate at Redcross Street by 27 June 1786, when administration was granted to his widow, Alice.
▪ However, he died intestate and she claimed that she was absolutely entitled to the deceased's house and other property.
▪ If a person died intestate the court had power to grant letters of administration of his estate to executors.
▪ Mr Humber died intestate and the plates therefore returned to the family.
▪ Partner Richardson died intestate, leaving no directions for conveying his estate and interests in the mines.
▪ Simpson died intestate 23 March 1847 in Aberdeen.
die without issue
▪ He shifted restlessly on the bed, thinking of what would happen if he should die without issue.
do or die
▪ From now on it was do or die.
▪ I learnt in the South Bronx and the way you're taught there is a do or die situation.
▪ It was do or die for me.
▪ No words, no threats, no waste of energy, just a grim determination to do or die.
dying moment/minutes/seconds
▪ And, in the dying seconds, Miklosko blocked Smillie's close-range effort.
▪ Hereford usually crack or collapse in the dying minutes.
▪ In the dying minutes, full-back, Paul Bodin burst through.
▪ Jason Chandler made certain in the dying minutes of the game, Good Sports winning 2-1.
▪ One moment of astonishing creativity in the dying seconds on Saturday transported him to the centre of Arsenal's universe.
▪ Sean Farrell popped in the opener and Danny Allsopp made sure of the points in the dying seconds.
▪ The World Champion launched a direct attack in the dying moments of the first session.
never say die
old habits die hard
▪ But old habits die hard, and Apple has shown a proclivity to chase market share while hand-wringing over shrinking gross margins.
▪ It was probably unnecessary, she thought, but old habits died hard.
▪ Things were going well, but old habits die hard.
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the dying
to your dying day
▪ He chose Everton over Arsenal and will regret that decision to his dying day.
▪ He would insist to his dying day that an arctic wolf had savaged him.
▪ Nixon believed to his dying day, and with good reason, that Kennedy had stolen the contest, especially in Illinois.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A die could survive over a long period of time.
▪ The likely total number of dies can then be multiplied by the average number of coins per die.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Die

Die \Die\, n.; pl. in 1 and (usually) in 2, Dice (d[=i]s); in 4 & 5, Dies (d[=i]z). [OE. dee, die, F. d['e], fr. L. datus given, thrown, p. p. of dare to give, throw. See Date a point of time.]

  1. A small cube, marked on its faces with spots from one to six, and used in playing games by being shaken in a box and thrown from it. See Dice.

  2. Any small cubical or square body.

    Words . . . pasted upon little flat tablets or dies.
    --Watts.

  3. That which is, or might be, determined, by a throw of the die; hazard; chance.

    Such is the die of war.
    --Spenser.

  4. (Arch.) That part of a pedestal included between base and cornice; the dado.

  5. (Mach.)

    1. A metal or plate (often one of a pair) so cut or shaped as to give a certain desired form to, or impress any desired device on, an object or surface, by pressure or by a blow; used in forging metals, coining, striking up sheet metal, etc.

    2. A perforated block, commonly of hardened steel used in connection with a punch, for punching holes, as through plates, or blanks from plates, or for forming cups or capsules, as from sheet metal, by drawing.

    3. A hollow internally threaded screw-cutting tool, made in one piece or composed of several parts, for forming screw threads on bolts, etc.; one of the separate parts which make up such a tool.

      Cutting die (Mech.), a thin, deep steel frame, sharpened to a cutting edge, for cutting out articles from leather, cloth, paper, etc.

      The die is cast, the hazard must be run; the step is taken, and it is too late to draw back; the last chance is taken.

Die

Dice \Dice\ (d[imac]s), n.; pl. of Die. Small cubes used in gaming or in determining by chance; also, the game played with dice. See Die, n.

Dice coal, a kind of coal easily splitting into cubical fragments.
--Brande & C.

Die

Die \Die\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Died; p. pr. & vb. n. Dying.] [OE. deyen, dien, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. deyja; akin to Dan. d["o]e, Sw. d["o], Goth. diwan (cf. Goth. afd?jan to harass), OFries. d?ia to kill, OS. doian to die, OHG. touwen, OSlav. daviti to choke, Lith. dovyti to torment. Cf. Dead, Death.]

  1. To pass from an animate to a lifeless state; to cease to live; to suffer a total and irreparable loss of action of the vital functions; to become dead; to expire; to perish; -- said of animals and vegetables; often with of, by, with, from, and rarely for, before the cause or occasion of death; as, to die of disease or hardships; to die by fire or the sword; to die with horror at the thought.

    To die by the roadside of grief and hunger.
    --Macaulay.

    She will die from want of care.
    --Tennyson.

  2. To suffer death; to lose life.

    In due time Christ died for the ungodly.
    --Rom. v. 6.

  3. To perish in any manner; to cease; to become lost or extinct; to be extinguished.

    Letting the secret die within his own breast.
    --Spectator.

    Great deeds can not die.
    --Tennyson.

  4. To sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness, discouragement, love, etc.

    His heart died within, and he became as a stone.
    --1 Sam. xxv. 37.

    The young men acknowledged, in love letters, that they died for Rebecca.
    --Tatler.

  5. To become indifferent; to cease to be subject; as, to die to pleasure or to sin.

  6. To recede and grow fainter; to become imperceptible; to vanish; -- often with out or away.

    Blemishes may die away and disappear amidst the brightness.
    --Spectator.

  7. (Arch.) To disappear gradually in another surface, as where moldings are lost in a sloped or curved face.

  8. To become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor.

    To die in the last ditch, to fight till death; to die rather than surrender.

    ``There is one certain way,'' replied the Prince [William of Orange] `` by which I can be sure never to see my country's ruin, -- I will die in the last ditch.''
    --Hume (Hist. of Eng. ).

    To die out, to cease gradually; as, the prejudice has died out.

    Syn: To expire; decease; perish; depart; vanish.

Wikipedia

Dié

Dié may refer to:

  • Dié, Burkina Faso, a village in the Dapelogo Department
  • 蝶 (hanyu pinyin : dié), a Chinese character meaning butterfly
  • Saint-Dié, a commune in Vosges département in northeastern France

Die (manufacturing)

A die is a specialized tool used in manufacturing industries to cut or shape material mostly using a press. Like molds, dies are generally customized to the item they are used to create. Products made with dies range from simple paper clips to complex pieces used in advanced technology.

Die (philately)

In philately, a die is the engraved image of a stamp on metal which is subsequently multiplied by impression to create the printing plate (or printing base).

Die (film)

Die is a 2010 Canadian-Italian thriller film written and directed by Dominic James and starring Elias Koteas and Emily Hampshire.

Die (musician)

Die (born December 20, 1974, born in Mie) is a Japanese musician and guitarist. He is best known as one of the guitarists of visual kei metal band Dir En Grey. He has been with the band since its inception in 1997 and was previously a member of La:Sadie's and before that he was in Ka・za・ri. In 2015 he announced that he will be the vocalist and guitarist for a side-band, DECAYS. Die is the second most credited composer within Dir en grey (after fellow guitarist Kaoru and at least up to Vulgar, at which individual credits for the music were dropped) and his songs tend to be more upbeat, such as "304 Goushitsu, Hakushi no Sakura", "Riyuu" and "Mr.Newsman".

Die (integrated circuit)

A die in the context of integrated circuits is a small block of semiconducting material, on which a given functional circuit is fabricated. Typically, integrated circuits are produced in large batches on a single wafer of electronic-grade silicon (EGS) or other semiconductor (such as GaAs) through processes such as photolithography. The wafer is cut (“ diced”) into many pieces, each containing one copy of the circuit. Each of these pieces is called a die.

There are three commonly used plural forms: dice, dies, and die.

Die (album)

Die! is the sixth album by the rapper Necro. Die! was initially alluded to on Necro's MySpace profile as a "brand new solo album coming September 2009"; however, on August 13, the page's header was updated with an announcement of the album's title and its release date, which was put back to May 2010. Die! was Necro's first album since Death Rap in 2007 and was released by Psycho+Logical-Records. The album's release date was finalised when the album cover was released on March 25, 2010.

There are no featured guests on the album because, as Necro wrote on his website forums, "I decided I wanna make the entire album no collabos. It will be Necro beats and Necro lyrics from start to finish."

On July 17, 2010, Necro revealed on website's forum that he was being sued by Ani DiFranco for sampling her song "Used to You" for the track "The Asshole Anthem". iTunes and Amazon subsequently removed the album from their stores, and Necro confirmed he was in the process of re-releasing the album without this track included.

Wiktionary

die

Etymology 1 vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To stop live; to become dead; to undergo death. 2 # (non-gloss definition: followed by '''of'''; general use:) 3 # {{non-gloss definition|followed by '''from'''; general use, though somewhat more common in the context of medicine(catlangcode en Medicine) or the sciences(catlangcode en Sciences):}} 4 # (non-gloss definition: followed by '''for'''; often expressing wider contextual motivations, though sometimes indicating direct causes): 5 # (context now rare English) (non-gloss definition: followed by '''with''' as an indication of direct cause:) 6 # (context still current English) (non-gloss definition: followed by '''with''' as an indication of manner:) 7 (context transitive English) To stop live and undergo (a specified death). 8 (context intransitive figuratively English) To yearn intensely. 9 (context intransitive idiomatic English) To be utterly cut off by family or friends, as if dead. 10 (context intransitive figuratively English) To become spiritually dead; to lose hope. 11 (context intransitive colloquial English) To be mortified or shocked by a situation. 12 (context intransitive of a machine English) to stop working, to break down. 13 (context intransitive of a computer program English) To abort, to terminate (as an error condition). 14 To perish; to cease to exist; to become lost or extinct. 15 To sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness, discouragement, love, etc. 16 To become indifferent; to cease to be subject. 17 (context architecture English) To disappear gradually in another surface, as where mouldings are lost in a sloped or curved face. 18 To become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor. 19 (context of a stand-up comedian or a joke English) To fail to evoke laughter from the audience. Etymology 2

n. 1 (''plural:'' dice) A regular polyhedron, usually a cube, with numbers or symbols on each side and used in game of chance. 2 (''plural:'' dies) The cubical part of a pedestal, a plinth. 3 (''plural:'' dies) A device for cutting into a specify shape. 4 A device used to cut an external screw thread. (Internal screw threads are cut with a tap.) 5 (''plural:'' dies) A mold for forming metal or plastic objects. 6 (''plural:'' dies) An embossed device used in stamping coins and medals. 7 (context electronics English) (''plural:'' dice ''or'' dies) An oblong chip fractured from a semiconductor wafer engineered to perform as an independent device or integrated circuit. 8 Any small cubical or square body. 9 (context obsolete English) That which is, or might be, determined, by a throw of the die; hazard; chance.

WordNet

die

  1. n. small cubes with 1 to 6 spots on the faces; used to generate random numbers [syn: dice]

  2. a device used for shaping metal

  3. a cutting tool that is fitted into a diestock and used for cutting male (external) screw threads on screws or bolts or pipes or rods

  4. [also: dying]

die

  1. v. pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "They children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully" [syn: decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass] [ant: be born]

  2. suffer or face the pain of death; "Martyrs may die every day for their faith"

  3. be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame; "I was dying with embarrassment when my little lie was discovered"; "We almost died laughing during the show"

  4. stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident" [syn: fail, go bad, give way, give out, conk out, go, break, break down]

  5. feel indifferent towards; "She died to worldly things and eventually entered a monastery"

  6. languish as with love or desire; "She dying for a cigarette"; "I was dying to leave"

  7. cut or shape with a die; "Die out leather for belts" [syn: die out]

  8. to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player

  9. lose sparkle or bouquet; "wine and beer can pall" [syn: pall, become flat]

  10. disappear or come to an end; "Their anger died"; "My secret will die with me!"

  11. suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense); "Whosoever..believes in me shall never die"

  12. [also: dying]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

die

early 14c. (as a plural, late 14c. as a singular), from Old French de "die, dice," which is of uncertain origin. Common Romanic (cognates: Spanish, Portuguese, Italian dado, Provençal dat, Catalan dau), perhaps from Latin datum "given," past participle of dare (see date (n.1)), which, in addition to "give," had a secondary sense of "to play" (as a chess piece); or else from "what is given" (by chance or Fortune). Sense of "stamping block or tool" first recorded 1690s.

die

mid-12c., possibly from Old Danish døja or Old Norse deyja "to die, pass away," both from Proto-Germanic *dawjan (cognates: Old Frisian deja "to kill," Old Saxon doian, Old High German touwen, Gothic diwans "mortal"), from PIE root *dheu- (3) "to pass away, die, become senseless" (cognates: Old Irish dith "end, death," Old Church Slavonic daviti, Russian davit' "to choke, suffer").\n

\nIt has been speculated that Old English had *diegan, from the same source, but it is not in any of the surviving texts and the preferred words were steorfan (see starve), sweltan (see swelter), wesan dead, also forðgan and other euphemisms.\n

\nLanguages usually don't borrow words from abroad for central life experiences, but "die" words are an exception, because they are often hidden or changed euphemistically out of superstitious dread. A Dutch euphemism translates as "to give the pipe to Maarten." Regularly spelled dege through 15c., and still pronounced "dee" by some in Lancashire and Scotland. Used figuratively (of sounds, etc.) from 1580s. Related: Died; dies.

Usage examples of "die".

End, I will lead you over this green plain, and then go back home to mine hermitage, and abide there till ye come to me, or I die.

Instead of condemning his memory, he piously supposed, that the dying monarch had abjured the errors of Arianism, and recommended to his son the conversion of the Gothic nation.

Val died, his gardens were abloom with chrysanthemums, the air golden, the oaks in his yard sculpted against a hard blue sky.

In fact, the opening was depressingly familiar, full of protestations of loyalty to both King George and the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, plus a promise that the authors would willingly fight the French, indeed die for their country, but they could not face another day aboard such a hellish ship.

It came to him with the force of a revelation that Cass excelled in everything she did, and that had she not married him all these talents would have died aborning This aroused in him a fierce protectiveness towards her which he had not suspected he possessed.

Symptoms of perivesical abscess were present, and seventeen days after the operation, and fifty days after the introduction of the pencil, the patient died.

The long obsession had died with Maynard, and he had been dead before he hit the peat, like Cascade and Cotopaxi, Abseil and Col.

Like every other young woman who suffered at the hands of Frederick West, Shirley Robinson was to be abused, tortured and mutilated before she died.

Baron was always very respectful to Mr Aching since Granny had died two years ago, calling him the finest shepherd in these hills, and was generally held by the people in the village to be not too bad these days.

Granny Aching died, the men had cut and lifted the turf around the hut and stacked it neatly some way away.

A man on Venus, unless equipped with special breathing apparatus and oxygen tanks, would die of acidosis within a few minutes.

Now, Ferguson, to put your charges against Rochester in concrete form, you believe that he was insanely jealous of Jimmie Turnbull, that he recognized him in the Police Court in his burglar disguise, slipped a dose of aconitine in a glass of water which Turnbull drank, and after declaring that his friend had died from angina pectoris, disappeared.

Not long after his departure--that is, between eight and nine--the boy was taken ill and put into bed with all the violent symptoms which are invariably produced by that most deadly of vegetable poisons, aconitine, and he died at twenty minutes past eleven the same night.

I remember Anais thinking her van Reuter problems would end when Acton died.

He names the beverage Dopokoke and proceeds to make a fortune with it - the terrible punchline being that his own son becomes addicted to the drink and eventually dies.