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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Die v. i. [imp. & p. p. Died p. pr. & vb. n. Dying.]
 1. To pass from an animate to a lifeless state; to cease to live; to suffer a total and irreparable loss of action of the vital functions; to become dead; to expire; to perish; -- said of animals and vegetables; often with of, by, with, from, and rarely for, before the cause or occasion of death; as, to die of disease or hardships; to die by fire or the sword; to die with horror at the thought.
    To die by the roadside of grief and hunger.   --Macaulay.
    She will die from want of care.   --Tennyson.
 2. To suffer death; to lose life.
    In due time Christ died for the ungodly.   --Rom. v. 6.
 3. To perish in any manner; to cease; to become lost or extinct; to be extinguished.
    Letting the secret die within his own breast.   --Spectator.
    Great deeds can not die.   --Tennyson.
 4. To sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness, discouragement, love, etc.
    His heart died within, and he became as a stone.   --1 Sam. xxv. 37.
    The young men acknowledged, in love letters, that they died for Rebecca.   --Tatler.
 5. To become indifferent; to cease to be subject; as, to die to pleasure or to sin.
 6. To recede and grow fainter; to become imperceptible; to vanish; -- often with out or away.
    Blemishes may die away and disappear amidst the brightness.   --Spectator.
 7. Arch. To disappear gradually in another surface, as where moldings are lost in a sloped or curved face.
 8. To become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor.
 To die in the last ditch, to fight till death; to die rather than surrender.
    =\“There is one certain way,” replied the Prince [William of Orange] by which I can be sure never to see my country's ruin, -- I will die in the last ditch.”\=   --Hume (Hist. of Eng. ).
 -- To die out, to cease gradually; as, the prejudice has died out.
 Syn: -- To expire; decease; perish; depart; vanish.