The condition of being susceptible to death.
(demography) The death rate of a population.
From (etyl) (m), (m), ).
[J. P. Mallory, Douglas Q. Adams, Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture'' (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1999), page 150, s.v. "death"] [Vladimir Orel, ''A Handbook of Germanic Etymology (Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2003).]
To stop living; to become dead; to undergo death.
#* 1839 , Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist , Penguin 1985, page 87:
#* 2000 , Stephen King, On Writing , Pocket Books 2002, page 85:
- "What did she die of, Work'us?" said Noah. "Of a broken heart, some of our old nurses told me," replied Oliver.
#* 1865 , British Medical Journal , 4 Mar 1865, page 213:
- In 1971 or 72, Mom's sister Carolyn Weimer died of breast cancer.
#* 2007 , Frank Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, Sandworms of Dune , Tor 2007, page 191:
- She lived several weeks; but afterwards she died from epilepsy, to which malady she had been previously subject.
#* 1961 , Joseph Heller, Catch-22 , Simon & Schuster 1999, page 232:
- "Or all of them will die from the plague. Even if most of the candidates succumb. . ."
#* 2003 , Tara Herivel & Paul Wright (editors), Prison Nation , Routledge 2003, page 187:
- Englishmen are dying' for England, Americans are '''dying''' for America, Germans are '''dying''' for Germany, Russians are ' dying for Russia. There are now fifty or sixty countries fighting in this war.
#* 1600 , William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing , Act III, Scene I:
- Less than three days later, Johnson lapsed into a coma in his jail cell and died for lack of insulin.
#* 1830 , Joseph Smith, The Book of Mormon , Richards 1854, page 337:
- Therefore let Benedicke like covered fire, / Consume away in sighes, waste inwardly: / It were a better death, to die' with mockes, / Which is as bad as ' die with tickling.
# (still current)
- And there were some who died with fevers, which at some seasons of the year was very frequent in the land.
To stop living and undergo (a specified death).
- She died with dignity.
- He died a hero's death.
(figuratively) To yearn intensely.
* 1598 , (Shakespeare), (Much Ado About Nothing), Act III, Scene II:
- They died a thousand deaths.
* 2004 Paul Joseph Draus, Consumed in the city: observing tuberculosis at century's end - Page 168
- Yes, and his ill conditions; and in despite of all, dies for him.
(idiomatic) To be utterly cut off by family or friends, as if dead.
- I could see that he was dying, dying' for a cigarette, '''dying''' for a fix maybe, ' dying for a little bit of freedom, but trapped in a hospital bed and a sick body.
(figuratively) To become spiritually dead; to lose hope.
- The day our sister eloped, she died to our mother.
(colloquial) To be mortified or shocked by a situation.
- He died a little inside each time she refused to speak to him.
(intransitive, of a, machine) to stop working, to break down.
- If anyone sees me wearing this ridiculous outfit, I'll die .
(intransitive, of a, computer program) To abort, to terminate (as an error condition).
To perish; to cease to exist; to become lost or extinct.
- My car died in the middle of the freeway this morning.
- letting the secret die within his own breast
To sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness, discouragement, love, etc.
* Bible, 1 Samuel xxv. 37
- Great deeds cannot die .
To become indifferent; to cease to be subject.
- His heart died within, and he became as a stone.
(architecture) To disappear gradually in another surface, as where mouldings are lost in a sloped or curved face.
To become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor.
(of a stand-up comedian or a joke) To fail to evoke laughter from the audience.
- to die to pleasure or to sin
- Then there was that time I died onstage in Montreal...
* (to stop living) bite the dust, buy the farm, check out, cross over, expire, succumb, give up the ghost, pass, pass away, pass on, be no more, cease to be, go to meet one's maker, be a stiff, push up the daisies, hop off the twig, kick the bucket, shuffle off this mortal coil, join the choir invisible
* See also
* be dying for
* die away
* die down
* diehard/die-hard/die hard
* die off
* die out
* the good die young
* to die for
From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m) (Modern (etyl) .
(plural: dice) A regular polyhedron, usually a cube, with numbers or symbols on each side and used in games of chance.
* 1748 . David Hume. . In: Wikisource . Wikimedia: 2007. § 46.
(plural: dies) The cubical part of a pedestal, a plinth.
(plural: dies) A device for cutting into a specified shape.
A device used to cut an external screw thread. (Internal screw threads are cut with a tap.)
(plural: dies) A mold for forming metal or plastic objects.
(plural: dies) An embossed device used in stamping coins and medals.
(electronics) (plural:'' dice ''or dies) An oblong chip fractured from a semiconductor wafer engineered to perform as an independent device or integrated circuit.
Any small cubical or square body.
- If a die were marked with one figure or number of spots on four sides, and with another figure or number of spots on the two remaining sides, it would be more probable, that the former would turn up than the latter;
(obsolete) That which is, or might be, determined, by a throw of the die; hazard; chance.
- words pasted upon little flat tablets or dies
- Such is the die of war.
The game of dice is singular. Thus in "Dice is a game played with dice," the first occurrence is singular, the second occurrence is plural. Otherwise, using the plural (m) as a singular instead of (m) is considered incorrect by most authorities, but has come into widespread use.
* loaded dice
* the die is cast
* tool and die