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3 letters words from 'die'

DEI 4DIE 4
IDE 4 

2 letters words from 'die'

DE 3DI 3
ED 3ID 3

All 3 letters words made out of die

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Definitions and meaning of die

die

Pronunciation

  • enPR: , IPA(key): /daɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ
  • Homophones: dye, Di, Dai, daye

Etymology 1

From Middle English deyen, from Old English dīeġan and Old Norse deyja, both from Proto-Germanic *dawjaną (to die). Displaced Old English sweltan.

Verb

die (third-person singular simple present dies, present participle dying, simple past and past participle died)

  1. (intransitive) To stop living; to become dead; to undergo death.
    1. followed by of; general use:
      He died of embarrassment.
      • 1839, Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist, Penguin 1985, page 87:
        "What did she die of, Work'us?" said Noah. "Of a broken heart, some of our old nurses told me," replied Oliver.
      • 2000, Stephen King, On Writing, Pocket Books 2002, page 85:
        In 1971 or 72, Mom's sister Carolyn Weimer died of breast cancer.
    2. followed by from; general use, though somewhat more common in the context of medicine or the sciences:
      He died from heart failure.
      • 1865, British Medical Journal, 4 Mar 1865, page 213:
        She lived several weeks; but afterwards she died from epilepsy, to which malady she had been previously subject.
      • 2007, Frank Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, Sandworms of Dune, Tor 2007, page 191:
        "Or all of them will die from the plague. Even if most of the candidates succumb. . ."
    3. followed by for; often expressing wider contextual motivations, though sometimes indicating direct causes:
      He died for the one he loved.
      • 1961, Joseph Heller, Catch-22, Simon & Schuster 1999, page 232:
        Englishmen are dying for England, Americans are dying for America, Germans are dying for Germany, Russians are dying for Russia. There are now fifty or sixty countries fighting in this war.
      • 2003, Tara Herivel & Paul Wright (editors), Prison Nation, Routledge 2003, page 187:
        Less than three days later, Johnson lapsed into a coma in his jail cell and died for lack of insulin.
    4. (now rare) followed by with as an indication of direct cause:
      • 1600, William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act III, Scene I:
        Therefore let Benedicke like covered fire, / Consume away in sighes, waste inwardly: / It were a better death, to die with mockes, / Which is as bad as die with tickling.
      • 1830, Joseph Smith, The Book of Mormon, Richards 1854, page 337:
        And there were some who died with fevers, which at some seasons of the year was very frequent in the land.
    5. (uncommon, nonstandard outside video games) followed by to as an indication of direct cause (like from):
      I can't believe I just died to a turret!
      • 2014, S. J. Groves, The Darker Side to Dr Carter, page 437:
        Dr Thomas concluded she had died to a blow to the head, which led to a bleed on the brain, probably a fall and had hit her head hard on the wooden bedpost, as there was blood on the bedpost.
    6. (still current) followed by with as an indication of manner:
      She died with dignity.
  2. (transitive) To (stop living and) undergo (a specified death).
    He died a hero's death.
    They died a thousand deaths.
    • 2019, Lou Marinoff, On Human Conflict: The Philosophical Foundations of War and Peace, Rowman & Littlefield (→ISBN), page 452:
      [] he chose instead to suffer even greater personal pain, with unimaginable fortitude and resolve, albeit for a shorter time. Thus he died a small death, in order to benefit the living. Similarly, a small and voluntary death was died by Socrates.
  3. (intransitive, figuratively) To yearn intensely.
    I'm dying for a packet of crisps.
    I'm dying for a piss.
    • 1598, Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act III, Scene II:
      Yes, and his ill conditions; and in despite of all, dies for him.
    • 2004 Paul Joseph Draus, Consumed in the city: observing tuberculosis at century's end - Page 168
      I could see that he was dying, dying for a cigarette, dying for a fix maybe, dying for a little bit of freedom, but trapped in a hospital bed and a sick body.
  4. (rare, intransitive) To be or become hated or utterly ignored or cut off, as if dead.
    The day our sister eloped, she died to our mother.
    • 2015, Emily Duvall, Inclusions, page 150:
      "My dad [] beat us until we couldn't sit down." [] "What about your mother?" [] "She's alive. [] My aunt visits her once a year, but I don't ask about my mother. She died to me the day she chose my father over protecting us." Luke's voice hitched with emotion.
    • 2017, Mike Hoornstra, Descent into the Maelstrom, page 366:
      "You haven't been my son since you were ten years old. That boy died to me the day he ran away. I don't know you. You are merely a shell that resembles someone I used to know, but you are dead to me. You are the bringer of pain and death. Leave me be. Leave me with my son, Jyosh." "Mother..." Barlun pleaded.
  5. (intransitive, figuratively) To become spiritually dead; to lose hope.
    He died a little inside each time she refused to speak to him.
  6. (intransitive, colloquial, hyperbolic) To be mortified or shocked by a situation.
    If anyone sees me wearing this ridiculous outfit, I'll die.
  7. (figuratively, intransitive, hyperbolic) To be so overcome with emotion or laughter as to be incapacitated.
    When I found out my two favorite musicians would be recording an album together, I literally planned my own funeral arrangements and died.
    • 1976, an anchorman on Channel Five in California, quoted in Journal and Newsletter [of the] California Classical Association, Northern Section:
      I literally died when I saw that.
  8. (intransitive, of a machine) To stop working, to break down.
    My car died in the middle of the freeway this morning.
  9. (intransitive, of a computer program) To abort, to terminate (as an error condition).
  10. To perish; to cease to exist; to become lost or extinct.
    • (Can we date this quote by Spectator and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      letting the secret die within his own breast
    • Great deeds cannot die.
  11. To sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness, discouragement, love, etc.
    • His heart died within him, and he became as a stone.
  12. (often with "to") To become indifferent; to cease to be subject.
    to die to pleasure or to sin
  13. (architecture) To disappear gradually in another surface, as where mouldings are lost in a sloped or curved face.
  14. To become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor.
  15. (of a stand-up comedian or a joke) To fail to evoke laughter from the audience.
    Then there was that time I died onstage in Montreal...
Usage notes
  • In Middle and Early Modern English, the phrase is dead was more common where the present perfect form has died is common today. Example:
1611, King James Bible
I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. (Gal. 2:21)
Synonyms
  • (to stop living): bite the dust, bite the big one, buy the farm, check out, cross over, cross the river, expire, succumb, give up the ghost, pass, pass away, pass on, be no more, cease to be, go to meet one's maker, be a stiff, push up the daisies, hop off the twig, kick the bucket, shuffle off this mortal coil, join the choir invisible
  • See also Thesaurus:die
Derived terms
Related terms
  • dead
  • death
Translations

See die/translations § Verb

Etymology 2

From Middle English dee, from Old French de (Modern French ), from Latin datum, from datus (given), the past participle of (to give), from Proto-Indo-European *deh₃- (to lay out, to spread out). Doublet of datum.

Noun

die (plural dies)

  1. The cubical part of a pedestal; a plinth.
  2. A device for cutting into a specified shape.
  3. A device used to cut an external screw thread. (Internal screw threads are cut with a tap.)
  4. A mold for forming metal or plastic objects.
  5. An embossed device used in stamping coins and medals.
  6. (electronics) (plural also dice) An oblong chip fractured from a semiconductor wafer engineered to perform as an independent device or integrated circuit.
  7. Any small cubical or square body.
    • (Can we date this quote by Watts and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      words [] pasted upon little flat tablets or dies

Noun

die (plural dice)

  1. A regular polyhedron, usually a cube, with numbers or symbols on each side and used in games of chance.
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiry concerning the human understanding. In: Wikisource. Wikimedia: 2007. § 46.
      If a die were marked with one figure or number of spots on four sides, and with another figure or number of spots on the two remaining sides, it would be more probable, that the former would turn up than the latter;
  2. (obsolete) That which is, or might be, determined, by a throw of the die; hazard; chance.
    • (Can we date this quote by Spenser and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Such is the die of war.
  3. (electronics) (plural also dies) An oblong chip fractured from a semiconductor wafer engineered to perform as an independent device or integrated circuit.
Usage notes

The game of dice is singular. Thus in "Dice is a game played with dice," the first occurrence is singular, the second occurrence is plural. See also the usage notes under "dice".

Synonyms
  • cube of chance
  • cube of fortune
Derived terms
  • loaded dice
  • the die is cast
  • tool and die
  • d4
  • d6
  • d8
  • d10
  • d12
  • d20
  • d100
  • d1000
Translations

See die/translations § Noun

Etymology 3

Variant spelling.

Noun

die (plural dies)

  1. Obsolete spelling of dye

Verb

die

  1. Obsolete spelling of dye
    • 1739, John Cay, An abridgment of the publick statutes in force and use from Magna Charta, in the ninth year of King Henry III, to the eleventh year of his present Majesty King George II, inclusive, Drapery, XXVII. Sect. 16:
      Also no dyer shall die any cloth, except he die the cloth and the list with one colour, without tacking any bulrushes or such like thing upon the lists, upon pain to forfeit 40 s. for every cloth. And no person shall put to sale any cloth deceitfully dyed,

Anagrams

  • 'Eid, 'eid, -ide, EDI, EID, Eid, IDE, IED, Ide, eid, ide

Afrikaans

Alternative forms

  • di (obsolete)

Etymology

From Dutch die, which is used only as a demonstrative in Dutch. The replacement of the article de with stronger die is also common in Surinamese Dutch and among non-native speakers of Dutch.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /di/
  • IPA(key): /‿i/ (article only; contracted form, particularly after prepositions and conjunctions)

Article

die (definite)

  1. the (definite article)

Pronoun

die

  1. this one, these; that one, those; he, she, it, they
    Ek het dokter toe gegaan en die het gesê ek moet in bed bly.
    I went to the doctor and he / she said I had to stay in bed.

Usage notes

  • The corresponding determiner (“this/that”, “these/those”) is usually spelt dié in order to distinguish it from the definite article. This spelling is also sometimes used for the pronoun, though this is unnecessary.

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /diːə/, [ˈd̥iːə]

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic [Term?], from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suck, suckle). Cognate with Latin fellō, Sanskrit धयति (dhayati, to suck). Compare causative dægge, Gothic 𐌳𐌰𐌳𐌳𐌾𐌰𐌽 (daddjan, suckle).

Noun

die c

  1. breast milk, mother's milk, when sucked from the breast
Derived terms
  • savndiet

Etymology 2

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb

die (imperative di, infinitive at die, present tense dier, past tense diede, perfect tense har diet)

  1. to suck (being nursed)

References

  • “die,1” in Den Danske Ordbog
  • “die,2” in Den Danske Ordbog

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch die, a merger of Old Dutch thie, thē, thia, thiu and similar forms of the demonstrative. As in Old High German ther, der it replaced the original masculine and feminine nominative forms from Proto-Germanic *sa.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /di/

Determiner

die

  1. that (masculine, feminine); referring to a thing or a person further away.
    die boom
    that tree
    die vrouw
    that woman
  2. those (plural); referring to things or people further away.
    die vensters
    those windows

Inflection


Pronoun

die m or f or pl

  1. (relative) who, whom, which, that
    Ik ken geen mensen die dat kunnen.
    I don't know any people who can do that.
    Oh, maar ik ken iemand die dat wel kan!
    Oh, but I know somebody who can!

Usage notes

A preceding comma may alter the meaning of a clause starting with a relative pronoun. Compare the following sentences:

  • Alle arbeiders die staken zullen op sancties moeten rekenen.
    All workers who are on strike should expect sanctions.
  • Alle arbeiders, die staken, zullen op sancties moeten rekenen.
    All workers, who are on strike, should expect sanctions.

In the first sentence, only the workers on strike are advised to expect sanctions. In the second sentence, the parenthetical phrase indicates that all the workers are on strike, and should all expect sanctions.

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: die

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /diː/ (stressed)
  • IPA(key): /dɪ/ (unstressed)
  • Rhymes: -iː

Article

die (definite)

  1. inflection of der:
    1. nominative/accusative singular feminine
    2. nominative/accusative plural

Declension

Pronoun

die (relative or demonstrative)

  1. inflection of der:
    1. nominative/accusative singular feminine
    2. nominative/accusative plural
      1. (in a subordinate clause as a relative pronoun) that; which; who; whom; whose
      2. (as a demonstrative pronoun) this one; that one; these ones; those ones; she; her; it; they; them

Usage notes

In a subordinate clause, die indicates a person or thing referenced in the main clause. It is used with plural or feminine singular antecedents.

Declension

Anagrams

  • Eid

Hunsrik

Alternative forms

  • ti (Wiesemann spelling system)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ti(ː)/

Article

die (definite)

  1. inflection of där:
    1. nominative/accusative singular feminine
    2. nominative/accusative plural all genders

Declension

Further reading

  • Online Hunsrik Dictionary

Interlingua

Noun

die (plural dies)

  1. A day.

Derived terms

  • De die in die (From day to day)
  • Un die (One day, sometime)
  • Le die sequente (The next day, the following day)

Italian

Etymology

From Latin diēs, back-formed from the accusative diem (whose vowel was once long), from Proto-Italic *djēm, the accusative of *djous, from Proto-Indo-European *dyew- (heaven, sky; to shine).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdi.e/, [ˈd̪iːe]
  • Hyphenation: dì‧e

Noun

die m (invariable)

  1. Obsolete form of .

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈdi.eː/, [ˈd̪i.eː]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈdi.e/, [ˈd̪iː.ɛ]

Noun

diē

  1. ablative singular of diēs ("day").
    Sine die.
    Without a day.

Mandarin

Romanization

die

  1. Nonstandard spelling of diē.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of dié.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Middle Dutch

Etymology 1

From Old Dutch thie, thia, from Proto-Germanic *sa.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /diə/, /di/

Article

die

  1. the; definite article.
Inflection

This article needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants
  • Dutch: de, het
  • Limburgish: d'r, de

Determiner

die

  1. that, those
  2. who, which, that
Inflection

This determiner needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants
  • Dutch: die, dat
  • Limburgish: dae
Further reading
  • “die (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “die (I)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I

Etymology 2

From Old Dutch thīo, from Proto-Germanic *þeuhą.

Noun

dië f or n

  1. thigh
Descendants
  • Dutch: dij
  • Limburgish: die, diech
Further reading
  • “die (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “die (IV)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page IV

Mirandese

Etymology

From Latin diēs.

Noun

die m (plural dies)

  1. day

Antonyms

  • nuite

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Probably from Danish die, from Old Danish di, from Germanic *dijana-, *dejana-

Verb

die (imperative di, present tense dier, passive dies, simple past and past participle dia or diet, present participle diende)

  1. to suck, suckle (of a baby on the breast)
  2. to breastfeed, nurse (of a mother with her baby)

References

  • “die” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • “die_2” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Probably from Danish die, from Old Danish di, from Germanic *dijana-, *dejana-

Verb

die (present tense diar, past tense dia, past participle dia, passive infinitive diast, present participle diande, imperative di)

  1. to suck, suckle (of a baby on the breast)
  2. to breastfeed, nurse (of a mother with her baby)

Alternative forms

  • dia

References

  • “die” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Pennsylvania German

Etymology

Compare German die.

Article

die f (definite)

  1. the

Saterland Frisian

Article

die m

  1. the

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to cut with a material shaping device.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)