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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Die  \Die\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Died};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Dying}.] 
  [OE.  deyen,  dien,  of  Scand.  origin;  cf  Icel.  deyja  akin  to 
  Dan.  d["o]e,  Sw  d["o],  Goth.  diwan  (cf.  Goth.  afd?jan  to 
  harass),  OFries  d?ia  to  kill,  OS  doian  to  die,  OHG.  touwen 
  OSlav.  daviti  to  choke,  Lith.  dovyti  to  torment.  Cf  {Dead}, 
  {Death}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dying  \Dy"ing\,  a. 
  1.  In  the  act  of  dying;  destined  to  death;  mortal; 
  perishable;  as  dying  bodies. 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  dying  or  death;  as  dying  bed;  dying 
  day  dying  words  also  simulating  a  dying  state. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dying  \Dy"ing\,  n. 
  The  act  of  expiring;  passage  from  life  to  death;  loss  of 
  life. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dying 
  adj  1:  in  or  associated  with  the  process  of  passing  from  life  or 
  ceasing  to  be  "a  dying  man";  "his  dying  wish";  "a 
  dying  fire";  "a  dying  civilization"  [syn:  {dying(a)}] 
  [ant:  {aborning}] 
  2:  (colloquial)  eagerly  desirous;  "anxious  to  see  the  new  show 
  at  the  museum";  "dying  to  hear  who  won"  [syn:  {anxious(p)}, 
  {dying(p)}] 
  n  :  the  time  when  something  ends  "it  was  the  death  of  all  his 
  plans";  "a  dying  of  old  hopes"  [syn:  {death},  {demise}] 
  [ant:  {birth}] 




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