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  • small cubes with 1 to 6 spots on the faces
  • used to generate random numbers
  • a device used for shaping metal
  • 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
  • suffer spiritual death
  • be damned (in the religious sense)
  • "Whosoever..believes in me shall never die"
  • disappear or come to an end
  • "Their anger died"
  • "My secret will die with me!"
  • pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
  • "She died from cancer"
  • "They children perished in the fire"
  • "The patient went peacefully"
  • stop operating or functioning
  • "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"
  • lose sparkle or bouquet
  • "wine and beer can pall"
  • to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player
  • cut or shape with a die
  • "Die out leather for belts"
  • be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame
  • "I was dying with embarrassment when my little lie was discovered"
  • "We almost died laughing during the show"
  • languish as with love or desire
  • "She dying for a cigarette"
  • "I was dying to leave"
  • feel indifferent towards
  • "She died to worldly things and eventually entered a monastery"
  • suffer or face the pain of death
  • "Martyrs may die every day for their faith"
die
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 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.

    "To die by the roadside of grief and hunger." -- Macaulay.

    "She will die from want of care." -- Tennyson.

    2. To suffer death; to lose life.

    "In due time Christ died for the ungodly." -- Rom. v. 6.

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

    "Letting the secret die within his own breast." -- Spectator.

    "Great deeds can not die." -- Tennyson.

    4. To sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness, discouragement, love, etc.

    "His heart died within, and he became as a stone." -- 1 Sam. xxv. 37.

    "The young men acknowledged, in love letters, that they died for Rebecca." -- Tatler.

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

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

    "Blemishes may die away and disappear amidst the brightness." -- Spectator.

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

    8. To become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor.

    To die in the last ditch
    to fight till death; to die rather than surrender.

    ""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.

  • 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.

    2. Any small cubical or square body.

    "Words . . . pasted upon little flat tablets or dies." -- Watts.

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

    "Such is the die of war." -- Spenser.

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

    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.

    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.

 

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.

Anatole France
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