Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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.
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 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\, n.
Color produced by dyeing.
Material used for dyeing; a dyestuff.
Dye \Dye\, n.
Same as Die, a lot.
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.
The soul is dyed by its thoughts.
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.
Syn: See Stain.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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").
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.).
n. a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair [syn: dyestuff]
v. color with dye; "Please dye these shoes"
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.