HyperDic: dye

English > 2 senses of the word dye:
NOUNsubstancedye, dyestuffa usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
VERBchangedyecolor with dye
dye > pronunciation
Rhymesdie ... redeye: 4 rhymes with day...
English > dye: 2 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair.
PartschromophoreThe chemical group that gives color to a molecule
NarrowerKendal green, KendalA green dye, often used to color cloth, which is obtained from the woad plant
Tyrian purpleA red-purple to deep purple dye obtained from snails or made synthetically
acid dyedye in which the chromophore is part of a negative ion
alizarin yellowAny of various yellow dyes
anil, indigo, indigotinA blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically
aniline dyeAny of many dyes made from aniline
azo dyeAny dye containing one or more azo groups
basic dye, basic color, basic colourA dye that is considered to be a base because the chromophore is part of a positive ion
bluing, blueing, blueUsed to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
bromophenol blue, bromphenol blue, tetrabromo-phenolsulfonephthaleinA dye used as an acid-base indicator
bromothymol blue, bromthymol blueA dye used as an acid-base indicator
cochinealA red dyestuff consisting of dried bodies of female cochineal insects
cyanine dyeAny of a class of dyes containing a -CH= group linking two heterocyclic rings containing nitrogen
direct dye, substantive dyedye with a high affinity for cellulose fibers (cotton or rayon etc.)
fluorescein, fluoresceine, fluorescent dye, resorcinolphthaleinA yellow dye that is visible even when highly diluted
fluorochromeAny of various fluorescent substances used in fluorescence microscopy to stain specimens
hair dye, hair coloring, tintA dye or tint for the hair
lac dyescarlet dye like cochineal
lead acetate, sugar of leadA poisonous white solid (Pb[CH3CO]2) used in dyeing cotton / cotton and in making enamels / enamels / enamels and varnishes
orchil, archil, cudbearA purplish dye obtained from orchil lichens
quercitronA yellow dye made from the bark of the quercitron oak tree
radiopaque dyedye that does not allow the passage of X rays or other radiation
safranine, safranin, saffranineAny of a class of chiefly red organic dyes
vat dye, vat colorA water-insoluble dye that is applied by reducing the dye to an alkaline form, applying the dye, then regenerating the insoluble dye by oxidation in the material
woadA blue dyestuff obtained from the woad plant
Broadercoloring material, colouring material, color, colourAny material used for its color
Spanishcolorante, color, tinte, tintura
Catalancolorant, color, tint
Verbsdyecolor with dye
English > dye: 2 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningcolor with dye.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey dye their hair
Example"Please dye these shoes"
NarrowerbronzeGive the color and appearance of bronze to something
deep-dyeDye thoroughly
double dyedye twice
fast dyedye with fast colors
hand-dyedye by hand
impress, yarn-dyedye (fabric) before it is spun
piece-dyedye after weaving
staincolor with a liquid dye or tint
staincolor for microscopic study
Broaderdiscolor, discolour, colour, colorchange color, often in an undesired manner
Spanishteñirse, teñir, tinturar
Catalanacolorir, tenyir-se, tenyir
Nounsdyea usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
dyeingthe use of dye to change the color / color of something permanently
dyersomeone whose job is to dye cloth

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