Definition of "die" []

  • To cease living; become dead; expire. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cease existing, especially by degrees; fade: The sunlight died in the west. (verb-intransitive)
  • To experience an agony or suffering suggestive of that of death: nearly died of embarrassment. (verb-intransitive)
  • Informal To desire something greatly: I am dying for a box of chocolates. She was dying to see the exhibit. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cease operation; stop: If your vehicle dies, stay with it. (verb-intransitive)
  • (of an organism or its cells, organs, etc) to cease all biological activity permanently (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (of something inanimate) to cease to exist; come to an end (verb)
  • To lose strength, power, or energy, esp by degrees (verb)
  • To become calm or quiet; subside (verb)
  • To stop functioning (verb)
  • To languish or pine, as with love, longing, etc (verb)
  • To be nearly overcome (with laughter, boredom, etc) (verb)
  • To lack spiritual life within the soul, thus separating it from God and leading to eternal punishment (verb)
  • To undergo or suffer (a death of a specified kind) (esp in phrases such as die a saintly death) (verb)
  • To become indifferent or apathetic (to) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "die" in a sentence
  • "Above the tide of melody, the voice of the evangelist rose in a scream, appalling in its agony -- "Oh, men and women, why _will_ you die, _why_ will you _die_?""
  • "But now you won't hate 'er no mo', boy; an 'ef you die fus' -- some time, you know, baby, little boys _does die_ -- an 'ef you go fus', I'll teck good keer o 'yo' sheer in 'er; an' ef I go, you mus 'look out fur my sheer."
  • "It is a dream she has lived on so long that it has become part of herself, and it is my impression that if anything happened to break her belief in it she would die, -- yes, _die!"