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Definition of DIE

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Die \Die\, n.; pl. in 1 and (usually) in 2, {Dice} (d[imac]s); in 4 & 5, {Dies} (d[imac]z). [OE. dee, die, F. d['e], fr. L. datus given, thrown, p. p. of dare to give, throw. See {Date} a point of time.]
     1. A small cube, marked on its faces with spots from one to six, and used in playing games by being shaken in a box and thrown from it. See {Dice}. [1913 Webster]

     2. Any small cubical or square body.
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              Words . . . pasted upon little flat tablets or dies.
                                                    --Watts. [1913 Webster]

     3. That which is, or might be, determined, by a throw of the die; hazard; chance. [1913 Webster]

              Such is the die of war.               --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Arch.) That part of a pedestal included between base and cornice; the dado. [1913 Webster]

     5. (Mach.)
        (a) A metal or plate (often one of a pair) so cut or shaped as to give a certain desired form to, or impress any desired device on, an object or surface, by pressure or by a blow; used in forging metals, coining, striking up sheet metal, etc. (b) A perforated block, commonly of hardened steel used in connection with a punch, for punching holes, as through plates, or blanks from plates, or for forming cups or capsules, as from sheet metal, by drawing. (c) A hollow internally threaded screw-cutting tool, made in one piece or composed of several parts, for forming screw threads on bolts, etc.; one of the separate parts which make up such a tool. [1913 Webster]

     {Cutting die} (Mech.), a thin, deep steel frame, sharpened to a cutting edge, for cutting out articles from leather, cloth, paper, etc.

     {The die is cast}, the hazard must be run; the step is taken, and it is too late to draw back; the last chance is taken. Diecian

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Die \Die\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Died}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dying}.] [OE. deyen, dien, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. deyja; akin to Dan. d["o]e, Sw. d["o], Goth. diwan (cf. Goth. afd?jan to harass), OFries. d?ia to kill, OS. doian to die, OHG. touwen, OSlav. daviti to choke, Lith. dovyti to torment. Cf. {Dead}, {Death}.]
     1. To pass from an animate to a lifeless state; to cease to live; to suffer a total and irreparable loss of action of the vital functions; to become dead; to expire; to perish;
        -- said of animals and vegetables; often with of, by, with, from, and rarely for, before the cause or occasion of death; as, to die of disease or hardships; to die by fire or the sword; to die with horror at the thought. [1913 Webster]

              To die by the roadside of grief and hunger.
                                                    --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

              She will die from want of care.       --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

     2. To suffer death; to lose life.
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              In due time Christ died for the ungodly. --Rom. v.
                                                    6. [1913 Webster]

     3. To perish in any manner; to cease; to become lost or extinct; to be extinguished. [1913 Webster]

              Letting the secret die within his own breast.
                                                    --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

              Great deeds can not die.              --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

     4. To sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness, discouragement, love, etc. [1913 Webster]

              His heart died within, and he became as a stone. --1 Sam. xxv. 37. [1913 Webster]

              The young men acknowledged, in love letters, that they died for Rebecca.                --Tatler. [1913 Webster]

     5. To become indifferent; to cease to be subject; as, to die to pleasure or to sin. [1913 Webster]

     6. To recede and grow fainter; to become imperceptible; to vanish; -- often with out or away. [1913 Webster]

              Blemishes may die away and disappear amidst the brightness.                           --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

     7. (Arch.) To disappear gradually in another surface, as where moldings are lost in a sloped or curved face. [1913 Webster]

     8. To become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor. [1913 Webster]

     {To die in the last ditch}, to fight till death; to die rather than surrender. [1913 Webster]

              "There is one certain way," replied the Prince [William of Orange] " by which I can be sure never to see my country's ruin, -- I will die in the last ditch."                               --Hume (Hist. of Eng. ).

     {To die out}, to cease gradually; as, the prejudice has died out.

     Syn: To expire; decease; perish; depart; vanish. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

dice \dice\ (d[imac]s), n.; pl. of {Die}. Small cubes used in gaming or in determining by chance; also, the game played with dice. See {Die}, n. [1913 Webster]

     {dice coal}, a kind of coal easily splitting into cubical fragments. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

die
   v.

      Syn. {crash}. Unlike {crash}, which is used primarily of hardware, this verb is used of both hardware and software. See also {go flatline}, {casters-up mode}.


The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]

200 Moby Thesaurus words for "die":
     baluster, balustrade, banister, base, be all over, be annihilated, be consumed, be destroyed, be done for, be gone, be lost, be no more, be past, be wiped out, become extinct, become void, bird cage, blow over, bones, burin, burn out, caryatid, cash in, cast, cease, cease to be, cease to exist, cease to live, check out, colonnade, column, come to naught, come to nothing, conk, conk out, cop out, crap game, crap shooting, craps, croak, crooked dice, cubes, dado, decease, decline, dematerialize, demise, depart, depart this life, dice, die away, die out, disappear, dispel, disperse, dissipate, dissolve, do a fade-out, drop, dwindle, ebb, elapse, end, engraving tool, erode, etching ball, etching ground, etching needle, etching point, evanesce, evaporate, exit, expire, fade, fade away, fade out, fail, fall, fall asleep, fall away, fall off, fizzle, fizzle out, flame out, flee, fly, footstalk, form, go, go away, go dead, go down, go downhill, go off, go out, graver, have it, have its time, have run out, hide, hit a slump, hit rock bottom, hit the skids, intaglio, ivories, jack, kick in, kick off, lapse, last, leave no trace, leave the scene, loaded dice, matrix, melt, melt away, mint, mold, needle, negative, newel-post, part, pass, pass away, pass on, pass out, pass over, pedestal, pedicel, peduncle, peg out, perish, peter out, pier, pilaster, pile, piling, pillar, pip, plaything, plinth, point, poker dice, pole, pop, post, pretty, punch, put off mortality, queen-post, quit this world, reach the depths, retire from sight, return to dust, rocker, run down, run its course, run out, scorper, seal, shaft, shoe last, sink, sink away, slide, slip, slump, socle, sputter and stop, staff, stalk, stall, stamp, stanchion, stand, standard, stem, stick, stop breathing, style, subbase, subside, succumb, suffer an eclipse, surbase, teeth, template, touch bottom, toy, trunk, up and die, upright, vanish, vanish from sight, wane, waste, waste away, wear away, wear off, yield the ghost


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