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

 dying
 (a.)垂死的

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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dy·ing a.
 1. In the act of dying; destined to death; mortal; perishable; as, dying bodies.
 2. Of or pertaining to dying or death; as, dying bed; dying day; dying words; also, simulating a dying state.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dy·ing, n. The act of expiring; passage from life to death; loss of life.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 die
      n 1: small cubes with 1 to 6 spots on the faces; used to generate
           random numbers [syn: dice]
      2: a device used for shaping metal
      3: a cutting tool that is fitted into a diestock and used for
         cutting male (external) screw threads on screws or bolts
         or pipes or rods
      v 1: pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes
           and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from
           cancer"; "They children perished in the fire"; "The
           patient went peacefully" [syn: decease, perish, go,
            exit, pass away, expire, pass] [ant: be born]
      2: suffer or face the pain of death; "Martyrs may die every day
         for their faith"
      3: be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense
         emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame; "I was
         dying with embarrassment when my little lie was
         discovered"; "We almost died laughing during the show"
      4: stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went";
         "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke
         down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The
         engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went
         after the accident" [syn: fail, go bad, give way, give
         out, conk out, go, break, break down]
      5: feel indifferent towards; "She died to worldly things and
         eventually entered a monastery"
      6: languish as with love or desire; "She dying for a
         cigarette"; "I was dying to leave"
      7: cut or shape with a die; "Die out leather for belts" [syn: die
         out]
      8: to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player
      9: lose sparkle or bouquet; "wine and beer can pall" [syn: pall,
          become flat]
      10: disappear or come to an end; "Their anger died"; "My secret
          will die with me!"
      11: suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense);
          "Whosoever..believes in me shall never die"
      [also: dying]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 dying
      adj 1: in or associated with the process of passing from life or
             ceasing to be; "a dying man"; "his dying wish"; "a
             dying fire"; "a dying civilization" [syn: dying(a)]
             [ant: aborning]
      2: eagerly desirous; "anxious to see the new show at the
         museum"; "dying to hear who won" [syn: anxious(p), dying(p)]
      n : the time when something ends; "it was the death of all his
          plans"; "a dying of old hopes" [syn: death, demise]
          [ant: birth]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 dying
      See die