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1. A substance used to color materials. Also called dyestuff.
2. A color imparted by dyeing.
v. dyed, dye·ing, dyes
To color (a material), especially by soaking in a coloring solution.
To take on or impart color.
of the deepest dye
Of the most extreme sort.

[Middle English deie, from Old English dēag, dēah.]

dy′er n.


 (dī′ər), Mary Died 1660.
English-born American Quaker martyr who was twice banished from Boston because of her beliefs. She was hanged after returning to the city a second time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dyer - someone whose job is to dye clothdyer - someone whose job is to dye cloth  
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills


[ˈdaɪəʳ] Ntintorero/a m/f
dyer'stintorería f


nFärber(in) m(f); dyer’s and cleaner’sFärberei und Reinigung f


[ˈdaɪəʳ] ntintore/a
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You know, I said, that dyers, when they want to dye wool for making the true sea-purple, begin by selecting their white colour first; this they prepare and dress with much care and pains, in order that the white ground may take the purple hue in full perfection.
This Mary Dyer had entered the mint- master's dwelling, clothed in sackcloth and ashes, and seated herself in our great chair with a sort of dignity and state.
Ah, there's better folks spend their money worse," said a firm-voiced dyer, whose crimson hands looked out of keeping with his good-natured face.
Messeigneurs," said an old woman in the middle of the hall, whose form was so concealed beneath her garments that one would have pronounced her a walking heap of rags; "Messeigneurs, the thing is as true as that I am la Falourdel, established these forty years at the Pont Saint Michel, and paying regularly my rents, lord's dues, and quit rents; at the gate opposite the house of Tassin-Caillart, the dyer, which is on the side up the river--a poor old woman now, but a pretty maid in former days, my lords.