Advertisement - Continue reading below

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)

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.

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!"