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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [dahyz]
    • /daɪz/
    • /daɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [dahyz]
    • /daɪz/

Definitions of dies word

  • noun dies Martin, 1901–72, U.S. politician. 1
  • verb without object dies to cease to live; undergo the complete and permanent cessation of all vital functions; become dead. 1
  • verb without object dies (of something inanimate) to cease to exist: The laughter died on his lips. 1
  • verb without object dies to lose force, strength, or active qualities: Superstitions die slowly. 1
  • verb without object dies to cease to function; stop: The motor died. 1
  • verb without object dies to be no longer subject; become indifferent: to die to worldly matters. 1

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Origin of dies

First appearance:

before 1150
One of the 7% oldest English words
1150-1200; Middle English dien, deien < Old Norse deyja. Cf. dead, death

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Parts of speech for Dies


dies popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

dies usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for dies

verb dies

  • croaks — Third-person singular simple present indicative form of croak.
  • conks — Plural form of conk.
  • drops — a small quantity of liquid that falls or is produced in a more or less spherical mass; a liquid globule.
  • stops — to cease from, leave off, or discontinue: to stop running.
  • crashes — Plural form of crash.

noun dies

Antonyms for dies

verb dies

  • advances — personal overtures made in an attempt to become friendly, gain a favour, etc
  • bears — Plural form of bear.
  • forwards — forward.

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