What does the word dye mean?

Usage examples for dye

  1. Has your philosophy taken a more impassioned dye?" – The Disowned, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. Come now, answer me clearly, if you do not wish me to dye your skin red. – The Eleven Comedies by 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 by John Barrow