Definition of die
What does the word die mean?
part of speech: verb intransitive
(dying). Cease to live, expire, (of illness, hunger, &c., by violence, the sword, one\'s own hand, from wound &c., through neglect, on scaffold, at the stake, in battle, for friend, cause, &c., in poverty; d. a beggar, martyr; d. a glorious, dog\'s, death; d. the death, be put to death, archaic or playful; d. game, fighting, not tamely; d. hard, not without struggle; d. in one\'s bed, of age or illness, in one\'s shoes, by violence, in harness, while still at work, in last ditch, desperately defending something never say d., not give in, keep up courage); (bibl.) suffer as in death (I d. daily), suffer spiritual death, d. unto, escape thraldom of (sin); be dying for, to do, have great desire; d. of laughing, laugh to exhaustion; (of plants &c.) lose vital force, decay; come to an end, cease to exist, go out, disappear, be forgotten, fade away, (of flame, fame, sound, &c.; secret dies with one; often away, down, off, out); dieaway adj., languishing; Die-hards, 57th Regiment of Foot. [Middle English]
part of speech: noun
(pl. dice, dies). 1. (Pl. dice) small cube with faces bearing 1-6 spots used in games of chance; dice, game played with these; the d. is cast, course irrevocably decided; upon the d., at stake; as straight, true, as a d. 2. (Pl. dies): (Arch.) plinth, cubic part of pedestal between base& cornice; engraved stamp for coining, striking medal, embossing paper, &c.; d.-sinker, engraver of dd. [Middle English]