[intransitive, transitive] to stop living Her husband died suddenly last week. That plant's died. die of/from something to die of/from cancer die for something He died for his beliefs. I'll never forget it to my dying day (= until I die). (informal) I nearly died when I saw him there (= it was very embarrassing). die something to die a violent/painful/natural, etc. death + adj. She died young. At least they died happy. + noun He died a poor man.