Associations to the word «Dye»


DYE, noun. A colourant, especially one that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is applied.
DYE, verb. (transitive) to colour with dye
DYE, noun. Alternative spelling of die
DYE IN THE WOOL, verb. (fabrication) To dye woolen fibers before they are spun into thread.
DYE PACK, noun. A hidden explosive device with an mass of distinctive paint, intended to stain stolen goods like paper money to make them too distinctive to use without being identified.

Dictionary definition

DYE, noun. A usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair.
DYE, verb. Color with dye; "Please dye these shoes".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King