Part of speech: verb

To color; stain; tinge; take a color.

Part of speech: noun

A fluid coloring matter; a color produced by or as by dyeing; hue.

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Usage examples "dye":

  1. Has your philosophy taken a more impassioned dye?" - "The Disowned, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  2. Come now, answer me clearly, if you do not wish me to dye your skin red. - "The Eleven Comedies", Aristophanes et al.
  3. The dye of this shrub being no article of commerce in China is seldom, if ever, prepared in a dry state, but is generally employed to communicate its colouring matter from the leaves, to avoid the labour and the loss that would be required to reduce it to a solid substance. - "Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton", John Barrow.