WORD FOCUS: die WORD FOCUS: die a ceremony for someone who has died:funerala ceremony at which someone who has died is buried or burned burialwhen someone's body is put into the ground cremationwhen someone's body is burned hearsea large car that takes the body to the funeral coffina box in which someone is buried or carried to the funeral gravethe place where someone is buried graveyard/cemeteryan area where dead people are buried undertakersomeone who arranges funerals the mournersthe people at a funeraldie ➔death, widow, widower, orphan, bereaved, will2, obituary
if sound, wind, or light dies away, it becomes gradually weaker until you cannot hear, feel, or see it:
Her voice died away as she saw the look on David's face.
She waited until the footsteps had died away.
HBPif a plant dies back, it dies above the ground but remains alive at its roots
if something dies down, it becomes less strong, active, or violent:
Don't worry, the gossip will soon die down.
when the excitement had died down
if a group of people or animals die off, they die one by one until there are no more of them
to disappear or stop existing completely:
The wild population of koalas is in danger of dying out.
There will be outbreaks of rain, gradually dying out later.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.