dye vs dyestuff what difference

what is difference between dye and dyestuff

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /daɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ
  • Homophones: die, Di, Dai

Etymology 1

From Middle English deie, from Old English dēah, dēag (color, hue, dye), from Proto-Germanic *daugō (colour, shade), from *dauganą, *dug- (to conceal, be dark), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewh₂- (to smoke, raise dust, camouflage).

The verb is from Middle English deien, from Old English dēagian, from the noun.

Alternative forms

  • (obsolete) die

Noun

dye (countable and uncountable, plural dyes)

  1. A colourant, especially one that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is applied.
  2. Any hue, color, or blee.
Synonyms
  • colourant
  • tincture
Derived terms
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See also
  • ink

Verb

dye (third-person singular simple present dyes, present participle dyeing, simple past and past participle dyed)

  1. (transitive) To colour with dye, or as if with dye.
Synonyms
  • (to color): tint, stain, shade, streak
Derived terms
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Etymology 2

Noun

dye (plural dyce)

  1. Alternative spelling of die (singular of dice)
    • 1748. David Hume, Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 46:
      If a dye were marked with one figure or number of spots on four sides, and with another figure or number of spots on the two remaining sides, it would be more probable, that the former would turn up than the latter;
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Anagrams

  • Dey, dey, ye’d, yed

Afrikaans

Noun

dye

  1. plural of dy

Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French dieu (god).

Noun

dye

  1. god


English

Etymology

dye +‎ stuff

Noun

dyestuff (countable and uncountable, plural dyestuffs)

  1. Any soluble pigment used for dyeing the hair, fabric, etc.

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