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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Die \Die\, verb (used without an object) [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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dying \Dy"ing\, adjective

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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dying \Dy"ing\, noun The act of expiring; passage from life to death; loss of life.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

dying

adjective

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" [ant: {nascent}]

2: eagerly desirous; "anxious to see the new show at the museum"; "dying to hear who won" [syn: {anxious(p)}, {dying(p)}]

noun

1: the time when something ends; "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes" [syn: {death}, {dying}, {demise}] [ant: {birth}]


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