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3 letters words from 'dye'


2 letters words from 'dye'

DE 3ED 3
YE 5 

All 3 letters words made out of dye

dye yde dey edy yed eyd

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Definitions and meaning of dye



  • IPA(key): /daɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ
  • Homophones: die, [Term?], Di, Dai

Etymology 1

From Middle English deie, from Old English dēah, dēag (color, hue, dye), from Proto-Germanic *daugō (colour, shade), from *dauganą, *dug- (to conceal, be dark), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewh₂- (to smoke, raise dust, camouflage). Cognate with Old High German tougan (dark, secretive), tougal (dark, hidden, covert), Old English dēagol, dīegle (dark, hidden, secret), Old English dohs, dox (dusky, dark). See dusk.

The verb is from Middle English deien, from Old English dēagian, from the noun.

Alternative forms

  • die


dye (countable and uncountable, plural dyes)

  1. A colourant, especially one that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is applied.
  2. Any hue, color, or blee.
  • colourant
  • tincture
Derived terms
See also
  • ink


dye (third-person singular simple present dyes, present participle dyeing, simple past and past participle dyed)

  1. (transitive) To colour with dye, or as if with dye.
  • (to color): tint, stain, shade, streak
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Etymology 2


dye (plural dyce)

  1. Alternative spelling of die (singular of dice)
    • 1748. David Hume, Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 46:
      If a dye 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;


  • Dey, dey, ye'd, yed




  1. plural of dy

Haitian Creole


From French dieu (god).



  1. god

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to change the colour of.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)