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Meaning of 'die' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Die [ n.]
- 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.
- Any small cubical or square body.
- That which is, or might be, determined, by a throw of the die; hazard; chance.
- That part of a pedestal included between base and cornice; the dado.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
2 . Die [ pl. ]
- of Dice
3 . Die [ v. i.]
- 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.
- To suffer death; to lose life.
- To perish in any manner; to cease; to become lost or extinct; to be extinguished.
- To sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness, discouragement, love, etc.
- To become indifferent; to cease to be subject; as, to die to pleasure or to sin.
- To recede and grow fainter; to become imperceptible; to vanish; -- often with out or away.
- To disappear gradually in another surface, as where moldings are lost in a sloped or curved face.
- To become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor.

Meaning of 'die' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . die [ v]
Meaning (1):
- cut or shape with a die
Example in sentence:
  • Die out leather for belts
Meaning (2):
- stop operating or functioning
Example in sentence:
  • her eyesight went after the accident;
  • The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town;
  • The car died on the road;
  • The coffee maker broke;
  • The engine failed on the way to town;
  • The engine finally went
Meaning (3):
- languish as with love or desire
Example in sentence:
  • I was dying to leave;
  • She dying for a cigarette
Meaning (4):
- be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame
Example in sentence:
  • I was dying with embarrassment when my little lie was discovered;
  • We almost died laughing during the show
Meaning (5):
- suffer or face the pain of death
Example in sentence:
  • Martyrs may die every day for their faith
Meaning (6):
- disappear or come to an end
Example in sentence:
  • My secret will die with me!;
  • Their anger died
Meaning (7):
- pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
Example in sentence:
  • She died from cancer;
  • The children perished in the fire;
  • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102;
  • The patient went peacefully
Meaning (8):
- feel indifferent towards
Example in sentence:
  • She died to worldly things and eventually entered a monastery
Meaning (9):
- suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense)
Example in sentence:
  • Whosoever..believes in me shall never die
Meaning (10):
- lose sparkle or bouquet
Example in sentence:
  • wine and beer can pall