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dye

I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
dye your hair (blonde/red etc) (=change its colour, especially using chemicals)
▪ Craig has dyed his hair black.
hair dye
▪ The survey showed that 75% of women have used hair dye.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
hair
▪ He was too conventional to use make-up but had no objection to skin-care products, eyelash or hair dye.
▪ Men use hair dye, too.
▪ The girl with the scissors had a washed-out look, she'd probably got nits crawling under her blonde hair dye.
▪ Around the world, millions of people use hair dyes.
■ VERB
use
▪ Amine groups are found in medicines and aromatic amines are used to make dyes.
▪ Men use hair dye, too.
▪ The effect of Ca 2+ concentration on the calmodulin modulation of channel activity was also measured using the neutral red dye assay.
▪ As one might suspect, using dirt as a dye is far more complicated than simply rolling around in the mud.
▪ Cheesemakers have already stopped using traditional dyes like carrot or beetroot juice because they've been banned.
▪ Around the world, millions of people use hair dyes.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Carbonless paper coated with chemicals and dye which will produce copies without carbon paper.
▪ Dozens of eggs were boiled in bright red dye.
▪ Oil red O and fat red 7B are dyes that are commonly used to stain lipoproteins following electrophoresis. 184.
▪ Pots of dye always seemed to be boiling in the back room.
▪ You can even colour them by mixing a food dye into the half cup of water.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
hair
▪ So, since he is disappearing from sight, he has dyed his hair black, eyebrows, too.
▪ Under her starched cap the dyed dry hair was puffed out.
▪ He had thinning dyed hair plastered across the top of his head, and his clothes were loud, his hands fleshy.
▪ Women dye their hair only 5 percent more, reported the same hairdressers' study.
▪ She felt a sudden desire to dye her hair blonde and keep dyeing it every day so that the roots would never show.
▪ Many dye their hair blond, or use special makeup to lighten their skin.
▪ Marsh, did you ever think of dying your hair red?
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ I'm bored with this skirt. I'm going to dye it.
▪ She's dyed her hair red -- it looks so unnatural.
▪ Wool and silk are the materials that are easiest to dye.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ The shorts were dyed pink to deter their theft by jail inmates.
▪ The soles of her feet were dyed with henna, making a brown sandal.
Wikipedia

DyE

Juan de Guillebon, better known by his stage name DyE, is a French musician. He is most known for the music video for the single "Fantasy" from his first album Taki 183.

Dye (disambiguation)

A dye is a colored substance that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is being applied.

Dye or Dyes may also refer to:

  • Dye (surname), a surname
  • A misspelling of die, one of a set of dice, small throwable objects with multiple resting positions, used for generating random numbers
  • DyE, French musician
  • Dyes Fork, a stream in Ohio
  • Joan Dye Gussow (born 1928), American food writer

Dye (surname)

Dye is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Alice Dye (born 1927), American golfer
  • Babe Dye (1898–1962), Canadian hockey forward
  • Brad Dye (born 1933), American politician
  • Cameron Dye (born 1959), American actor
  • Dale Dye (born 1944), American actor
  • David William Dye (1887–1932), English physicist
  • Doug Dye (1921–2005), New Zealand microbiologist
  • Ernest Dye (born 1971), American football offensive lineman
  • Eva Emery Dye (1855–1947), American writer, historian, and suffragist
  • Gladden Dye, American college football coach
  • Graham Dye (born 1961), English musician
  • Jeff Dye, American comedian
  • Jermaine Dye (born 1974), American baseball right fielder
  • John Dye (born 1963), American actor
  • John Dye (cricketer) (born 1942), English cricketer
  • Kenneth M. Dye (born 1936), Canadian Auditor-General
  • Leighton Dye (1901–1977), American hurdler
  • Les Dye (1916–2000), American football player
  • Marvin R. Dye (1895–1997), New York judge
  • Nancy Dye, American college president
  • Pat Dye (born 1939), American college football coach
  • Pete Dye (born 1925), American golf course designer
  • Sidney Dye (1900–1958), British politician
  • Stanley Dye (1908–2003), Canadian politician
  • Steven Dye (born 1963), English musician
  • Thomas R. Dye, American political scientist
  • Tippy Dye (1915–2012), American college basketball coach
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Dye

Dye \Dye\, n.

  1. Color produced by dyeing.

  2. Material used for dyeing; a dyestuff.

Dye

Dye \Dye\, n. Same as Die, a lot.
--Spenser.

Dye

Dye \Dye\ (d[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dyed (d[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Dyeing.] [OE. deyan, dyen, AS. de['a]gian.] To stain; to color; to give a new and permanent color to, as by the application of dyestuffs.

Cloth to be dyed of divers colors.
--Trench.

The soul is dyed by its thoughts.
--Lubbock.

To dye in the grain, To dye in the wool (Fig.), to dye firmly; to imbue thoroughly.

He might truly be termed a legitimate son of the revenue system dyed in the wool.
--Hawthorne.

Syn: See Stain.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

dye

Old English deah, deag "a color, hue, tinge," perhaps related to deagol "secret, hidden, dark, obscure," from Proto-Germanic *daugilaz (cognates: Old Saxon dogol "secret," Old High German tougal "dark, hidden, secret").

dye

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. For dyed in the wool (or grain) see wool (n.).

WordNet

dye

n. a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair [syn: dyestuff]

dye

v. color with dye; "Please dye these shoes"

Wiktionary

dye

Etymology 1 n. A colourant, especially one that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is applied. vb. (context transitive English) to colour with dye Etymology 2

n. (alternative spelling of die English)

Usage examples of "dye".

Wool dyes best in a slightly acid bath, and this may be taken advantage of in dyeing the yellows and blues of this group by adding a small quantity of acetic acid.

Alizarines and most of this class of dye-stuffs dye better in a slightly acid bath it is advisable to add a small quantity of acetic acid, say about one pint to every 100 lb.

From its behaviour with the dyes, and with tannic acid and metallic salts, it would appear that lanuginic acid contains both acidic and basic groups.

Nitroso Dye-stuffs -- Nitro Dye-stuffs -- Azo Dye-stuffs -- Substantive Cotton Dye-stuffs -- Azoxystilbene Dye-stuffs -- Hydrazones -- Ketoneimides -- Triphenylmethane Dye-stuffs -- Rosolic Acid Dye-stuffs -- Xanthene Dye-stuffs -- Xanthone Dye-stuffs -- Flavones -- Oxyketone Dye-stuffs -- Quinoline and Acridine Dye-stuffs -- Quinonimide or Diphenylamine Dye-stuffs -- The Azine Group: Eurhodines, Safranines and Indulines -- Eurhodines -- Safranines -- Quinoxalines -- Indigo -- Dye-stuffs of Unknown Constitution -- Sulphur or Sulphine Dye stuffs -- Development of the Artificial Dye-stuff Industry -- The Natural Dye-stuffs -- Mineral Colours -- Index.

In the hard red light of dawn the leaves and vines dandled in the current seemed to deliquesce, to be runoff streams of dye, matter adrip into meltwater.

Carl was bent over the benchtop in his lab, carefully pi petting a sucrose-laden DNA solution tinted with a blue indicator dye into a row of tiny slots in an agarose gel.

Jimmy Monroe told me to take a flutter in some rotten thing called Amalgamated Dyes.

She was a dark-skinned Ammonite, her eyelids blackened with kohl, her arms ajingle with crude golden bracelets in the shape of serpents, too many of them, and too noisily jingling, her hair a flamboyant red from the dye of the henna plant.

Magenta, Auramine, Methyl Violet or Brilliant Green, and with acid dyes like Acid Green, Formyl Violets, Azo Scarlet or Acid Yellow.

The dye from his stocking infected the scratch and, bedad, his leg had to be sawed off.

Other dye-stuffs, such as fustic, Persian berries and Alizarine yellow, are best dyed on a basic chrome mordant, which is effected when tartar or oxalic acid is the assistant mordant used, or when some other form of chrome compound than bichrome is employed.

In some cases the methods of mordanting, dyeing and saddening are combined together in the dyeing of wool, thus, for instance, a brown can be dyed by first mordanting with bichrome, then dyeing with camwood and saddening in the same bath with copperas.

This method can be carried out in, for instance, dyeing a cochineal scarlet with tin crystals, a yellow from fustic and alum, a black from logwood and copperas and bluestone, a red from madder and bichrome, and the dyeing of the Alizarine colours by the use of chrome fluoride, etc.

The Naphthol Blacks have long been used in wool dyeing, and give excellent results, the 3 B brand dyeing much bluer shades than the B brand.

It was done for her by Palax and Kaby, a pair of travelling buskers and musicians who are an even more colourful young pair, with their hair dyed bright colours, their clothes even brighter and multiple facial piercings to boot.