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DIE (dying)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does die mean? 

DIE (noun)
  The noun DIE has 3 senses:

1. small cubes with 1 to 6 spots on the faces; used to generate random numbers
2. a device used for shaping metal
3. a cutting tool that is fitted into a diestock and used for cutting male (external) screw threads on screws or bolts or pipes or rods

  Familiarity information: DIE used as a noun is uncommon.


DIE (verb)
  The verb DIE has 11 senses:

1. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
2. suffer or face the pain of death
3. be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame
4. stop operating or functioning
5. feel indifferent towards
6. languish as with love or desire
7. cut or shape with a die
8. to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player
9. lose sparkle or bouquet
10. disappear or come to an end
11. suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense)

  Familiarity information: DIE used as a verb is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIE (noun)


Sense 1die [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Small cubes with 1 to 6 spots on the faces; used to generate random numbers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

dice; die

Hypernyms ("die" is a kind of...):

cube; square block (a block in the (approximate) shape of a cube)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "die"):

five-spot (a playing card or a domino or a die whose upward face shows five pips)

four-spot (a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips)

six-spot (a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows six pips)


Sense 2die [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A device used for shaping metal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("die" is a kind of...):

shaping tool (a tool for shaping metal)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "die"):

stamp (a block or die used to imprint a mark or design)


Sense 3die [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A cutting tool that is fitted into a diestock and used for cutting male (external) screw threads on screws or bolts or pipes or rods

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("die" is a kind of...):

cutlery; cutter; cutting tool (a cutting implement; a tool for cutting)


DIE (verb)


Sense 1die [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

give-up the ghost; kick the bucket; pass away; perish; snuff it; drop dead; die; decease; croak; buy the farm; cash in one's chips; expire; pop off; exit; conk; choke; go; pass

Context examples:

She died from cancer / They children perished in the fire / The patient went peacefully / The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

Hypernyms (to "die" is one way to...):

change state; turn (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "die"):

succumb; yield (be fatally overwhelmed)

fall (die, as in battle or in a hunt)

famish; starve (die of food deprivation)

predecease (die before; die earlier than)

drown (die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating)

buy it; pip out (be killed or die)

asphyxiate; stifle; suffocate (be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen)

abort (cease development, die, and be aborted)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Antonym:

be born (come into existence through birth)

Also:

die down (become progressively weaker)

die down (suffer from a disease that kills shoots)

die off; die out (become extinct)


Sense 2die [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Suffer or face the pain of death

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

Martyrs may die every day for their faith

Hypernyms (to "die" is one way to...):

endure; suffer (undergo or be subjected to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 3die [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Context examples:

I was dying with embarrassment when my little lie was discovered / We almost died laughing during the show

Hypernyms (to "die" is one way to...):

break down; lose it; snap (lose control of one's emotions)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s PP
Somebody ----s VERB-ing


Sense 4die [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stop operating or functioning

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

go bad; conk out; give way; give out; fail; die; break down; break; go

Context examples:

The engine finally went / The car died on the road / The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town / The coffee maker broke / The engine failed on the way to town / her eyesight went after the accident

Hypernyms (to "die" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "die"):

crash; go down (stop operating)

blow; blow out; burn out (melt, break, or become otherwise unusable)

misfire (fail to fire or detonate)

malfunction; misfunction (fail to function or function improperly)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence example:

These cars won't die


Sense 5die [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Feel indifferent towards

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Context example:

She died to worldly things and eventually entered a monastery

Hypernyms (to "die" is one way to...):

experience; feel (undergo an emotional sensation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 6die [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Languish as with love or desire

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Context examples:

She dying for a cigarette / I was dying to leave

Hypernyms (to "die" is one way to...):

ache; languish; pine; yearn; yen (have a desire for something or someone who is not present)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s PP
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Sense 7die [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cut or shape with a die

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

die out; die

Context example:

Die out leather for belts

Hypernyms (to "die" is one way to...):

cut out (form and create by cutting out)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 8die [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To be on base at the end of an inning, of a player

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Hypernyms (to "die" is one way to...):

play (participate in games or sport)

Domain category:

baseball; baseball game (a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 9die [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lose sparkle or bouquet

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

become flat; pall; die

Context example:

wine and beer can pall

Hypernyms (to "die" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 10die [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Disappear or come to an end

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context examples:

Their anger died / My secret will die with me!

Hypernyms (to "die" is one way to...):

disappear; go away; vanish (get lost, as without warning or explanation)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence example:

The business is going to die


Sense 11die [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense)

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

Whosoever..believes in me shall never die

Domain category:

faith; religion; religious belief (a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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