• (pl. ) of Dice
• (v. i.) 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.
• (v. i.) To suffer death; to lose life.
• (v. i.) To perish in any manner; to cease; to become lost or
extinct; to be extinguished.
• (v. i.) To sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness,
discouragement, love, etc.
• (v. i.) To become indifferent; to cease to be subject; as, to die
to pleasure or to sin.
• (v. i.) To recede and grow fainter; to become imperceptible; to
vanish; -- often with out or away.
• (v. i.) To disappear gradually in another surface, as where
moldings are lost in a sloped or curved face.
• (v. i.) To become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor.
• (n.) A small cube, marked on its faces with spots from one to six,
and used in playing games by being shaken in a box and thrown from it.
• (n.) Any small cubical or square body.
• (n.) That which is, or might be, determined, by a throw of the die;
• (n.) That part of a pedestal included between base and cornice; the
• (n.) A metal or plate (often one of a pair) so cut or shaped as to
give a certain desired form to, or impress any desired device on, an
object or surface, by pressure or by a blow; used in forging metals,
coining, striking up sheet metal, etc.
• (n.) A perforated block, commonly of hardened steel used in
connection with a punch, for punching holes, as through plates, or
blanks from plates, or for forming cups or capsules, as from sheet
metal, by drawing.
• (n.) A hollow internally threaded screw-cutting tool, made in one
piece or composed of several parts, for forming screw threads on bolts,
etc.; one of the separate parts which make up such a tool.