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Definitions of dead

  1. To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigor. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To die; to lose life or force. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Those who are dead. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense; "the dead of winter" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. The most quiet or deathlike time; the period of profoundest repose, inertness, or gloom; as, the dead of winter. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. One who is dead; - commonly used collectively. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. One or many dead persons: used after the; the point or degree of greatest lifelessness; as, the dead of night. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Time of greatest silence. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. The most lifeless period, as of night. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Dead persons collectively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The time when things are most still or dead; those dead. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To a degree resembling death; to the last degree; completely; wholly. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Absolutely; exactly; as, he was dead wrong. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. (informal) very tired; "was all in at the end of the day"; "so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere"; "bushed after all that exercise"; "I'm dead after that long trip" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. devoid of activity; "this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. physically inactive; "Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat; "Mars is a dead planet"; "a dead battery"; "dead soil"; "dead coals"; "the fire is dead" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. drained of electric charge; discharged; "a dead battery"; "left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. no longer in force or use; inactive; "a defunct (or dead) law"; "a defunct organization" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. sudden and complete; "came to a dead stop" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. not yielding a return; "dead capital"; "idle funds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. lacking animation or excitement or activity; "the party being dead we left early"; "it was a lifeless party until she arrived" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. no longer having force or relevance; "a dead issue" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. lacking resilience or bounce; "a dead tennis ball" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. not surviving in active use; "Latin is a dead language" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown; "a dead telephone line"; "the motor is dead" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. unerringly accurate; "a dead shot"; "took dead aim" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. lacking acoustic resonance; "dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs"; "the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. very tired; "was all in at the end of the day"; "so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere"; "bushed after all that exercise"; "I'm dead after that long trip" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. Destitute of life; inanimate; as, dead matter. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. Resembling death in appearance or quality; without show of life; deathlike; as, a dead sleep. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. Still as death; motionless; inactive; useless; as, dead calm; a dead load or weight. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. So constructed as not to transmit sound; soundless; as, a dead floor. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. Unproductive; bringing no gain; unprofitable; as, dead capital; dead stock in trade. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. Lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless; as, dead eye; dead fire; dead color, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. Monotonous or unvaried; as, a dead level or pain; a dead wall. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. Sure as death; unerring; fixed; complete; as, a dead shot; a dead certainty. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. Wanting in religious spirit and vitality; as, dead faith; dead works. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. Not brilliant; not rich; thus, brown is a dead color, as compared with crimson. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. Cut off from the rights of a citizen; deprived of the power of enjoying the rights of property; as, one banished or becoming a monk is civilly dead. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. Not imparting motion or power; as, the dead spindle of a lathe, etc. See Spindle. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. Deprived of life; - opposed to alive and living; reduced to that state of a being in which the organs of motion and life have irrevocably ceased to perform their functions; as, a dead tree; a dead man. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. Flat; without gloss; - said of painting which has been applied purposely to have this effect. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. Carrying no current, or producing no useful effect; - said of a conductor in a dynamo or motor, also of a telegraph wire which has no instrument attached and, therefore, is not in use. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. Out of play; regarded as out of the game; - said of a ball, a piece, or a player under certain conditions in cricket, baseball, checkers, and some other games. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. Having ceased to live without life; inanimate; resembling death; inactive; disused; complete; as, a dead loss; sure as death; as, a dead shot; out of the game or play. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  49. Deprived of life: that never had life: deathlike: useless: dull: cold and cheerless: without vegetation: perfect. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  50. Without life; dull; still. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  51. Lifeless; insensible; numb; motionless; inanimate; dull. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. Unproductive; useless. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. Having ceased to live; without life; death like; still or motionless as death; blank; sure as death; useless; unprofitable; unreal; dull; tasteiess; vapid; deep; not acting; spiritless; without spiritual life, or the principle of Christian life; cut off from the rights of a citizen; not glossy; not gay or bright. The dead, dead men. Dead language, a language which is no longer spoken, and known only in writings, as the Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. Dead-lock, a complete standstill from complication. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  54. Deprived of life; deceased; without life; that never had life; senseless; inactive; perfectly still; tasteless; vapid; perfect or complete, as a dead shot; wholly under the power of sin. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for dead

  1. You ain't dead yet." – A Victorious Union SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  2. " So Applegate's not dead – The Desire of the Moth; and The Come On by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
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