Definition for DYE

DYE, v.t. [Sax. deagan; L. tingo, for tigo; Gr. τεγγω; Fr. teindre, whence tint, taint, attaint; Sp. teñir; Port. tingir; It. tignere; Ar. طَاحَ taicha, to dye and to die. Class Dg, No. 40. The primary sense is to throw down, to dip, to plunge.]

To stain; to color; to give a new and permanent color to; applied particularly to cloth or the materials of cloth, as wool, cotton, silk and linen; also to hats, leather, &c. It usually expresses more or a deeper color than tinge.

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