1. the time when something ends;
- Example: "it was the death of all his plans"
- Example: "a dying of old hopes"
[syn: death, dying, demise]
1. in or associated with the process of passing from life or ceasing to be;
- Example: "a dying man"
- Example: "his dying wish"
- Example: "a dying fire"
- Example: "a dying civilization"
2. eagerly desirous;
- Example: "anxious to see the new show at the museum"
- Example: "dying to hear who won"
[syn: anxious(p), dying(p)]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Die \Die\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Died; p. pr. & vb. n. Dying.] [OE. deyen, dien, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. deyja; akin to Dan. d["o]e, Sw. d["o], Goth. diwan (cf. Goth. afd?jan to harass), OFries. d?ia to kill, OS. doian to die, OHG. touwen, OSlav. daviti to choke, Lith. dovyti to torment. Cf. Dead, Death.] 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. [1913 Webster] To die by the roadside of grief and hunger. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] She will die from want of care. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. To suffer death; to lose life. [1913 Webster] In due time Christ died for the ungodly. --Rom. v. 6. [1913 Webster] 3. To perish in any manner; to cease; to become lost or extinct; to be extinguished. [1913 Webster] Letting the secret die within his own breast. --Spectator. [1913 Webster] Great deeds can not die. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 4. To sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness, discouragement, love, etc. [1913 Webster] His heart died within, and he became as a stone. --1 Sam. xxv. 37. [1913 Webster] The young men acknowledged, in love letters, that they died for Rebecca. --Tatler. [1913 Webster] 5. To become indifferent; to cease to be subject; as, to die to pleasure or to sin. [1913 Webster] 6. To recede and grow fainter; to become imperceptible; to vanish; -- often with out or away. [1913 Webster] Blemishes may die away and disappear amidst the brightness. --Spectator. [1913 Webster] 7. (Arch.) To disappear gradually in another surface, as where moldings are lost in a sloped or curved face. [1913 Webster] 8. To become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor. [1913 Webster] To die in the last ditch, to fight till death; to die rather than surrender. [1913 Webster] "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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dying \Dy"ing\, a. 1. In the act of dying; destined to death; mortal; perishable; as, dying bodies. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to dying or death; as, dying bed; dying day; dying words; also, simulating a dying state. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dying \Dy"ing\, n. The act of expiring; passage from life to death; loss of life. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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" [ant: nascent] 2: eagerly desirous; "anxious to see the new show at the museum"; "dying to hear who won" [syn: anxious(p), dying(p)] n 1: the time when something ends; "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes" [syn: death, dying, demise] [ant: birth]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
208 Moby Thesaurus words for "dying": abatement, abridgment, alleviation, annihilation, attenuation, bad, bane, biological death, brittle, burning out, burnout, capricious, cessation of life, changeable, choking, clinical death, comedown, contraction, controlling, corruptible, crossing the bar, curtains, dampening, damping, death, death knell, debasement, debt of nature, decadence, decadency, decease, deciduous, declension, declination, decline, declining, decrease, decrement, decrescence, deduction, deflation, deformation, degeneracy, degenerateness, degeneration, degradation, demise, demotion, departure, depravation, depravedness, depreciation, depression, derogation, descent, despaired of, deterioration, devolution, diminishing, diminishment, diminution, dissolution, done for, doom, dousing, downtrend, downturn, downward mobility, downward trend, drop, dwindling, dying off, ebb, ebb of life, ebbing, effeteness, end, end of life, ending, ephemeral, eternal rest, evanescent, exit, expiration, expiring, extenuation, extinction, extinguishment, facing death, fade-out, fading, failing, failure, failure of nerve, fall, falling-off, fickle, final summons, finger of death, fire fighting, flame-out, fleeting, flitting, fly-by-night, flying, fragile, frail, fugacious, fugitive, given up, going, going off, going out, grave, hand of death, hopeless, impermanent, impetuous, impulsive, in articulo mortis, in extremis, incapable of life, inconstant, insubstantial, involution, jaws of death, knell, languishment, lapse, last debt, last muster, last rest, last roundup, last sleep, leaving life, lessening, letup, loss of life, loss of tone, low, lowering, making an end, miniaturization, mitigation, momentary, moribund, mortal, mutable, near death, nondurable, nonpermanent, nonviable, parting, passing, passing away, passing over, perishable, perishing, putting out, quenching, quietus, receding, reduction, regression, relaxation, release, rest, retiring, retreating, retrocession, retrogradation, retrogression, reward, sagging, scaling down, sentence of death, shades of death, shadow of death, short-lived, shrinking, simplicity, sinking, sleep, slippage, slipping, slipping away, slump, smotheration, smothering, snuffing, somatic death, stifling, subtraction, summons of death, temporal, temporary, terminal, terminal case, transient, transitive, transitory, undurable, unenduring, unstable, volatile, wane, waning, weakening