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It is always dangerous to generalize, but the American people, while infinitely generous, are a hard and strong race and, but for the few cemeteries I have seen, I am inclined to think they never die.
Margot Asquith

Meaning of "die" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DIE

Old English dīegan, probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse deyja, Old High German touwen.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DIE

die  [daɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DIE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Die is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb die in English.

WHAT DOES DIE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of die in the English dictionary

The first definition of die in the dictionary is to cease all biological activity permanently. Other definition of die is to cease to exist; come to an end. Die is also often foll by away, down, or out to lose strength, power, or energy, esp by degrees.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DIE

PRESENT

Present
I die
you die
he/she/it dies
we die
you die
they die
Present continuous
I am dying
you are dying
he/she/it is dying
we are dying
you are dying
they are dying
Present perfect
I have died
you have died
he/she/it has died
we have died
you have died
they have died
Present perfect continuous
I have been dying
you have been dying
he/she/it has been dying
we have been dying
you have been dying
they have been dying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I died
you died
he/she/it died
we died
you died
they died
Past continuous
I was dying
you were dying
he/she/it was dying
we were dying
you were dying
they were dying
Past perfect
I had died
you had died
he/she/it had died
we had died
you had died
they had died
Past perfect continuous
I had been dying
you had been dying
he/she/it had been dying
we had been dying
you had been dying
they had been dying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will die
you will die
he/she/it will die
we will die
you will die
they will die
Future continuous
I will be dying
you will be dying
he/she/it will be dying
we will be dying
you will be dying
they will be dying
Future perfect
I will have died
you will have died
he/she/it will have died
we will have died
you will have died
they will have died
Future perfect continuous
I will have been dying
you will have been dying
he/she/it will have been dying
we will have been dying
you will have been dying
they will have been dying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would die
you would die
he/she/it would die
we would die
you would die
they would die
Conditional continuous
I would be dying
you would be dying
he/she/it would be dying
we would be dying
you would be dying
they would be dying
Conditional perfect
I would have die
you would have die
he/she/it would have die
we would have die
you would have die
they would have die
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been dying
you would have been dying
he/she/it would have been dying
we would have been dying
you would have been dying
they would have been dying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you die
we let´s die
you die
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to die
Past participle
died
Present Participle
dying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DIE

didynamy
die down
die hard
die in harness
die maker
die out
die stamping
die Stem
die with one´s boots on
die-cast
die-casting
die-cutting
die-hard
die-off
die-sinker
die-stamp
dieb
dieback
diecious
dieciously

WORDS THAT END LIKE DIE

Adie
barbie
Basse-Normandie
charlie
cookie
cutie
hoodie
hottie
ie
indie
Jolie
lie
lingerie
Marie
movie
pie
tie
vie
yorkie
zombie

Synonyms and antonyms of die in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DIE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «die» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of die

Translation of «die» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DIE

Find out the translation of die to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of die from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «die» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

死亡
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

morir
570 millions of speakers

English

die
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मरने
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يـَمُوتُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

умирать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

morrer
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মরা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mourir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mati
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sterben
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

死ぬ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

죽다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mati
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இறக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ölmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

morire
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

umrzeć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

умирати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a muri
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

πεθαίνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sterf
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of die

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DIE»

The term «die» is very widely used and occupies the 638 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DIE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «die» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «die» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about die

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10 QUOTES WITH «DIE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word die.
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Freema Agyeman
The way sci-fi works, you can never die.
2
Stewart Alsop
A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.
3
Joan of Arc
Of the love or hatred God has for the English, I know nothing, but I do know that they will all be thrown out of France, except those who die there.
4
Mary Kay Ash
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
5
Kate Ashfield
Some people say to be an actor you've got to die to do it. I think it's healthy if you think, 'I'll do it if it works, and if I don't, I can do something else.' That way seems to work for me.
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Margot Asquith
It is always dangerous to generalize, but the American people, while infinitely generous, are a hard and strong race and, but for the few cemeteries I have seen, I am inclined to think they never die.
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Napoleon Bonaparte
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
8
Elayne Boosler
I think about death. I don't want to die with clothes in the cleaners.
9
Bob Brown
I will be Green until the day I die, if not for a long time after.
10
Thomas Campbell
Tomorrow let us do or die!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DIE»

Discover the use of die in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to die and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Before I Die
BEFORE I DIE is a brilliantly-crafted novel, heartbreaking yet astonishingly life-affirming. It will take you to the very edge.
Jenny Downham, 2010
2
1st to Die
The 1st novel in James Patterson's Women's Murder Club series.
James Patterson, 2011
3
Why People Die by Suicide
Drawing on extensive clinical and epidemiological evidence, as well as personal experience, Thomas Joiner provides the most coherent and persuasive explanation ever given of why and how people overcome life's strongest instinct, self ...
Thomas JOINER, 2009
4
Before I Die
Since then, more than four hundred Before I Die walls have been created by people all over the world. This beautiful hardcover book is an inspiring celebration of these walls and the stories behind them.
Candy Chang, 2013
5
Feelings Buried Alive Never Die:
FEELINGS BURIED ALIVE NEVER DIE combines a supportive, common-sense, results-oriented approach to a problem that is widespread and that can stop people from living fully.
Prepress Staff, 2014
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One Minute After You Die
But it's true, and it calls for careful consideration. In this updated edition of One Minute After You Die, bestselling author Erwin Lutzer urges readers to study what the Bible says on this critical subject.
Erwin W. Lutzer, 2007
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And a Time to Die: How American Hospitals Shape the End of Life
In elegant, compelling prose, Kaufman links the experiences of patients and families, the work of hospital staff, and the ramifications of institutional bureaucracy to show the invisible power of the hospital system itself -- its rules, ...
Sharon Kaufman, 2005
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1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler's Lifelist
Describes essential places to see from around the world, offering information on what to find at each spot and the best time to visit.
Patricia Schultz, 2003
9
Die Cast Engineering: A Hydraulic, Thermal, and Mechanical ...
This guide is written in a reader-friendly and logical format by an experienced authority in quality and productivity enhancement, tooling design, metal feed system analysis, temperature management, and environmental regulation.
William Andresen, 2004
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About to Die: How News Images Move the Public
Tracking events as wide-ranging as the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, the Holocaust, the Vietnam War, and 9/11, Barbie Zelizer demonstrates that modes of journalistic depiction and the power of the image are immense cultural forces that are ...
Barbie Zelizer, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DIE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term die is used in the context of the following news items.
1
New Die Hard Collection Comes with Nakatomi Plaza Replica - IGN
By Brian AlbertA new Die Hard Blu-ray collection includes a replica of Nakatomi Plaza, the iconic building from the first movie. The Nakatomi ... «IGN, Jul 15»
2
45 ISIS fighters 'die after eating poisoned Ramadan meal in Iraq …
45 ISIS fighters 'die after eating poisoned Ramadan meal in Iraq'. Up to 145 militants reportedly sat down for the 'iftar' meal in Mosul, Iraq; Not ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
Russia issues selfie guidelines after dozens die taking self-portraits …
'Don't take selfies with a gun or while standing in front of a lion': Russia issues guidelines for people after dozens die taking self-portraits this ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
4
Eminem and Gwen Stefani song 'Kings Never Die' in new 'Southpaw …
"Kings Never Die" is the second new song from Eminem featured on the soundtrack which also includes "Phenomenal." Eminem is the ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»
5
Waiting to Die in Prison—for Selling a Couple of Bags of Pot
Winslow's punishment—to die behind bars, for a transaction involving a minuscule quantity of pot—is hard to believe. But it's not unique. Every year, more ... «Mother Jones, Jul 15»
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'I was bleeding and waiting to die': How a teen survived firing …
Nedzad Avdic felt the blood of the previous victims sticking to his bare feet as he walked with his hands tied behind his back toward the exit of a ... «National Post, Jul 15»
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Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail - Nézet-Séguin/Villazón CD …
... crosswords · video · Classical music. Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail - Nézet-Séguin/Villazón CD review: disappointing. 3 / 5 stars. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Indian corruption scandal: Dozens linked to bribery claims die
A string of mysterious deaths linked to a high-profile bribery scandal has prompted outrage in India, as the country struggles to shed its ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
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6 reasons the found footage genre needs to die - HitFix
You know when you read the premise of a new horror movie and think, "Oh, that sounds pretty good"? And then you find out it's a found footage ... «HitFix, Jul 15»
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A key to ISIS' success: Troops who want to die - CBS News
A key to ISIS' success: Troops who want to die. 29 Photos. This file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, shows a ... «CBS News, Jul 15»

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