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Definition of Die

Die

  1. of Dice
  2. 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.
  3. To suffer death; to lose life.
  4. To perish in any manner; to cease; to become lost or extinct; to be extinguished.
  5. To sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness, discouragement, love, etc.
  6. To become indifferent; to cease to be subject; as, to die to pleasure or to sin.
  7. To recede and grow fainter; to become imperceptible; to vanish; -- often with out or away.
  8. To disappear gradually in another surface, as where moldings are lost in a sloped or curved face.
  9. To become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor.
  10. 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.
  11. Any small cubical or square body.
  12. That which is, or might be, determined, by a throw of the die; hazard; chance.
  13. That part of a pedestal included between base and cornice; the dado.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
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Die Translations

die in Afrikaans is sterf
die in Dutch is doodgaan, overlijden, sterven
die in Finnish is kuolla
die in German is sterben
die in Italian is estinguersi
die in Latin is defungo, intereo, abeo
die in Portuguese is dado, morrer
die in Spanish is expirar, morir
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