What does the word dye mean?

Usage examples for dye

  1. All had passed away, but the deep dye on the surface of the ocean. – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. Was it the bright mantle's dye Drained her blood to hues of grief Like the ash that shoots the spark? – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. They are not so popular on the London market as in the markets of the north, especially in Manchester, where they command prices little inferior to the better sorts, as they yield a brilliant red dye suitable for dying printed cotton goods. – Grain and Chaff from an English Manor by Arthur H. Savory
  4. In several of the localities in the islands the tormentil root, which serves in place of bark for tanning, and another plant which gives a fine blue dye and which the islanders use in colouring woollen cloths manufactured by them for their own wear, are to be found. – The South Isles of Aran by Oliver J. Burke
  5. He looked with dismay at the two young errand boys of the establishment, who were black with dye. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood

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