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 for die
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Die \Die\, n.; pl. in 1 and (usually) in 2, Dice (d[imac]s);
     in 4 & 5, Dies (d[imac]z). [OE. dee, die, F. d['e], fr. L.
     datus given, thrown, p. p. of dare to give, throw. See Date
     a point of time.]
     1. A small cube, marked on its faces with spots from one to
        six, and used in playing games by being shaken in a box
        and thrown from it. See Dice.
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     2. Any small cubical or square body.
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              Words . . . pasted upon little flat tablets or dies.
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     3. That which is, or might be, determined, by a throw of the
        die; hazard; chance.
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              Such is the die of war.               --Spenser.
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     4. (Arch.) That part of a pedestal included between base and
        cornice; the dado.
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     5. (Mach.)
        (a) A metal or plate (often one of a pair) so cut or
            shaped as to give a certain desired form to, or
            impress any desired device on, an object or surface,
            by pressure or by a blow; used in forging metals,
            coining, striking up sheet metal, etc.
        (b) A perforated block, commonly of hardened steel used in
            connection with a punch, for punching holes, as
            through plates, or blanks from plates, or for forming
            cups or capsules, as from sheet metal, by drawing.
        (c) A hollow internally threaded screw-cutting tool, made
            in one piece or composed of several parts, for forming
            screw threads on bolts, etc.; one of the separate
            parts which make up such a tool.
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     Cutting die (Mech.), a thin, deep steel frame, sharpened to
        a cutting edge, for cutting out articles from leather,
        cloth, paper, etc.
     The die is cast, the hazard must be run; the step is taken,
        and it is too late to draw back; the last chance is taken.

From 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,
     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.
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              To die by the roadside of grief and hunger.
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              She will die from want of care.       --Tennyson.
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     2. To suffer death; to lose life.
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              In due time Christ died for the ungodly. --Rom. v.
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     3. To perish in any manner; to cease; to become lost or
        extinct; to be extinguished.
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              Letting the secret die within his own breast.
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              Great deeds can not die.              --Tennyson.
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     4. To sink; to faint; to pine; to languish, with weakness,
        discouragement, love, etc.
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              His heart died within, and he became as a stone. --1
                                                    Sam. xxv. 37.
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              The young men acknowledged, in love letters, that
              they died for Rebecca.                --Tatler.
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     5. To become indifferent; to cease to be subject; as, to die
        to pleasure or to sin.
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     6. To recede and grow fainter; to become imperceptible; to
        vanish; -- often with out or away.
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              Blemishes may die away and disappear amidst the
              brightness.                           --Spectator.
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     7. (Arch.) To disappear gradually in another surface, as
        where moldings are lost in a sloped or curved face.
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     8. To become vapid, flat, or spiritless, as liquor.
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     To die in the last ditch, to fight till death; to die
        rather than surrender.
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              "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
     Syn: To expire; decease; perish; depart; vanish.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  dice \dice\ (d[imac]s), n.; pl. of Die.
     Small cubes used in gaming or in determining by chance; also,
     the game played with dice. See Die, n.
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     dice coal, a kind of coal easily splitting into cubical
        fragments. --Brande & C.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in
           gambling to generate random numbers [syn: die, 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 bodily attributes and
           functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from
           cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient
           went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age
           of 102" [syn: die, decease, perish, go, exit,
           pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in
           one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost,
           drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it] [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, die,
         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, 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:
         die, 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"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  200 Moby Thesaurus words for "die":
     baluster, balustrade, banister, base, be all over, be annihilated,
     be consumed, be destroyed, be done for, be gone, be lost,
     be no more, be past, be wiped out, become extinct, become void,
     bird cage, blow over, bones, burin, burn out, caryatid, cash in,
     cast, cease, cease to be, cease to exist, cease to live, check out,
     colonnade, column, come to naught, come to nothing, conk, conk out,
     cop out, crap game, crap shooting, craps, croak, crooked dice,
     cubes, dado, decease, decline, dematerialize, demise, depart,
     depart this life, dice, die away, die out, disappear, dispel,
     disperse, dissipate, dissolve, do a fade-out, drop, dwindle, ebb,
     elapse, end, engraving tool, erode, etching ball, etching ground,
     etching needle, etching point, evanesce, evaporate, exit, expire,
     fade, fade away, fade out, fail, fall, fall asleep, fall away,
     fall off, fizzle, fizzle out, flame out, flee, fly, footstalk,
     form, go, go away, go dead, go down, go downhill, go off, go out,
     graver, have it, have its time, have run out, hide, hit a slump,
     hit rock bottom, hit the skids, intaglio, ivories, jack, kick in,
     kick off, lapse, last, leave no trace, leave the scene,
     loaded dice, matrix, melt, melt away, mint, mold, needle, negative,
     newel-post, part, pass, pass away, pass on, pass out, pass over,
     pedestal, pedicel, peduncle, peg out, perish, peter out, pier,
     pilaster, pile, piling, pillar, pip, plaything, plinth, point,
     poker dice, pole, pop, post, pretty, punch, put off mortality,
     queen-post, quit this world, reach the depths, retire from sight,
     return to dust, rocker, run down, run its course, run out, scorper,
     seal, shaft, shoe last, sink, sink away, slide, slip, slump, socle,
     sputter and stop, staff, stalk, stall, stamp, stanchion, stand,
     standard, stem, stick, stop breathing, style, subbase, subside,
     succumb, suffer an eclipse, surbase, teeth, template, touch bottom,
     toy, trunk, up and die, upright, vanish, vanish from sight, wane,
     waste, waste away, wear away, wear off, yield the ghost

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      Syn. crash. Unlike crash, which is used primarily of hardware, this
      verb is used of both hardware and software. See also go flatline, {
      casters-up mode.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     1.  crash.  Unlike crash, which is used primarily
     of hardware, this verb is used of both hardware and software.
     See also go flatline, casters-up mode.
     2.  Plural: dies.  An unpackaged integrated
     [{Jargon File]

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  DIET. An assembly held by persons having authority to manage the public 
  affairs of the nation. In Germany, such assemblies are known by this name: 

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  DIE, n.  The singular of "dice."  We seldom hear the word, because
  there is a prohibitory proverb, "Never say die."  At long intervals,
  however, some one says:  "The die is cast," which is not true, for it
  is cut.  The word is found in an immortal couplet by that eminent poet
  and domestic economist, Senator Depew:
      A cube of cheese no larger than a die
      May bait the trap to catch a nibbling mie.

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