Definitions of death

  1. the time when something ends; "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of killing; "he had two deaths on his conscience" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the event of dying or departure from life; "her death came as a terrible shock"; "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the personification of death; "Death walked the streets of the plague-bound city" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism; "the animal died a painful death" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the absence of life or state of being dead; "he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a final state; "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. the time at which life ends; continuing until dead; "she stayed until his death"; "a struggle to the last" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. The cessation of all vital phenomena without capability of resuscitation, either in animals or plants. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Total privation or loss; extinction; cessation; as, the death of memory. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Manner of dying; act or state of passing from life. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Cause of loss of life. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Danger of death. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Murder; murderous character. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Loss of spiritual life. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Anything so dreadful as to be like death. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Personified: The destroyer of life, - conventionally represented as a skeleton with a scythe. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Irreversible cessation of all bodily functions, manifested by absence of spontaneous breathing and total loss of cardiovascular and cerebral functions. Medical Dictionary DB
  19. Cessation of life or feeling; the state of having ceased to live; total loss; decay; something as terrible as death; slaughter; bloodshed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. The cessation of life. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  21. Extinction or destruction of life. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  22. State of being dead: extinction of life: manner of dying: mortality. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Extinction of life. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. Cessation of life; extinction; destruction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. The extinetion of life; the state of being dead or extinet; the state of the dead; the manner of dying; a skeleton, as a symbol of death; destroyer or agent of death; the instrument of death; the penalty of death; state of temporary or final extinction of spiritual life. Civil death, the separation of a man from civil society by panishment, &c. Deathbed, the bed on which a person dies; last illness. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. A total and permanent cessation of all the vital functions; cause of death; decease; mortality; alienation or separation of the soul from God; state of being under the dominion of sin. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. The complete and permanent cessation of all vital functions in any organism. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  28. [Anglo-Saxon] Complete and permanent cessation of vital functions in an organism. na
  29. may be simply defined as the termination of life. It is represented under a variety of aspects in Scripture: "The dust shall return to the earth as it was" (Eccl 12:7 ). biblestudytools.com
  30. may be simply defined as the termination of life. It is represented under a variety of aspects in Scripture: "Thou takest away their breath, they die" ( Psalms 104:29 ). biblestudytools.com
  31. may be simply defined as the termination of life. It is represented under a variety of aspects in Scripture: It is the dissolution of "our earthly house of this tabernacle" ( 2 Corinthians 5:1 ); the "putting off this tabernacle" ( 2 Peter 1:13 2 Peter 1:14 ). biblestudytools.com
  32. may be simply defined as the termination of life. It is represented under a variety of aspects in Scripture: Being "unclothed" ( 2 Corinthians 5:3 2 Corinthians 5:4 ). biblestudytools.com
  33. may be simply defined as the termination of life. It is represented under a variety of aspects in Scripture: "Falling on sleep" ( Psalms 76:5 ; Jeremiah 51:39 ; Acts 13:36 ; 2 Pet 3:9 . biblestudytools.com
  34. may be simply defined as the termination of life. It is represented under a variety of aspects in Scripture: "I go whence I shall not return" ( Job 10:21 ); "Make me to know mine end" ( Psalms 39:4 ); "to depart" (Phil 1:23 ). The grave is represented as "the gates of death" ( Job 38:17 ; Psalms 9:13 ; 107:18 ). The gloomy silence of the grave is spoken of under the figure of the "shadow of death" ( Jeremiah 2:6 ). Death is the effect of sin ( Hebrews 2:14 ), and not a "debt of nature." It is but once ( 9:27 ), universal ( Genesis 3:19 ), necessary ( Luke 2:28-30 ). Jesus has by his own death taken away its sting for all his followers ( 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 ). There is a spiritual death in trespasses and sins, i.e., the death of the soul under the power of sin ( Romans 8:6 ; Ephesians 2:1 Ephesians 2:3 ; Colossians 2:13 ). The "second death" ( Revelation 2:11 ) is the everlasting perdition of the wicked ( Revelation 21:8 ), and "second" in respect to natural or temporal death. THE DEATH OF CHRIST is the procuring cause incidentally of all the blessings men enjoy on earth. But specially it is the procuring cause of the actual salvation of all his people, together with all the means that lead thereto. It does not make their salvation merely possible, but certain ( Matthew 18:11 ; Romans 5:10 ; 2 co 5:21 ; Galatians 1:4 ; 3:13 ; Ephesians 1:7 ; 2:16 ; Romans 8:32-35 ). These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible[J] indicates this entry was also found in Jack Van Impe's Prophecy DictionaryBibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Death". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". . biblestudytools.com
  35. Personified: The destroyer of life, -- conventionally represented as a skeleton with a scythe. mso.anu.edu.au
  36. The extinction of life; the departure of the soul from the body; defined by physicians as a total stoppage of the circulation of the blood, and a cessation of the animal and vital functions consequent thereon, such as respiration, pulsation, etc. In legal contemplation, it is of two kinds: (1) Xatural death, i. e., tlie extinction of life; (2) Civil death, which is that change in a person's legal and civil condition which deprives him of civic rights and juridical capacities and qualifications, as natural death extinguishes his natural condition. It follows as a consequence of being attainted of treason or felony, in English law, and anciently of entering a monastery or abjuring the realm. The person in this condition is said to be civiliter mortuus, civilly dead, or dead in law. Baltimore v. Chester, 53 Vt. 310, 38 Am. Rep. 077; Avery v. Everett, 110 N. Y. 317, 18 N. E. 148, 1 L. IL A. 204, 0 Am. St. Hep. 308; In re Donnelly's Estate, 125 Cal. 417, 58 Pac. 61, 73 Am. St. Uep. 62; Troup v. Wood, 4 Johns. Ch. (N. Y.) 24S; Coffee v. Haynes, 124 Cal. 561, 57 Pac. 4S2, 71 Am. St. Rep. 90. "Natural" death is also used to denote a death which occurs by the unassisted operation of natural causes, as distinguished from a "violent" death, or one caused or accelerated by the interference of human agency. thelawdictionary.org
  37. deth, n. state of being dead: extinction or cessation of life: manner of dying: mortality: a deadly plague: cause of death: spiritual lifelessness: the killing of the animal in hunting.--ns. DEATH'-ADD'ER, a poisonous Australian snake; DEATH'-AG'ONY, the struggle often preceding death; DEATH'-BED, the bed on which one dies, the last illness; DEATH'-BELL, the passing bell; DEATH'-BLOW, a blow that causes death; DEATH'-DAMP, a cold, clammy sweat preceding death.--n.pl. DEATH'-D[=U]'TIES, duties paid to government on the inheritance of property, real or personal, after the death of the former owner.--n. DEATH'-FIRE, a kind of light supposed to presage death.--adjs. DEATH'FUL, DEATH'LY, deadly, destructive; DEATH'LESS, never dying: everlasting.--n. DEATH'LESSNESS.--adj. DEATH'-LIKE (Shak.), like a dead person, deadly.--n. DEATH'LINESS.--adj. DEATH'-MARKED, marked for or by death, destined to die.--n. DEATH'-MASK, a plaster-cast taken from the face after death.--adj. DEATH'-PRAC'TISED (Shak.), threatened with death by malicious arts.--ns. DEATH'-RATE, the proportion of deaths to the population; DEATH'-RATT'LE, a rattling in the throat which sometimes accompanies the last uneasy breathings of a dying person; DEATH'S'-DOOR, the point of death; DEATH'S'-HEAD, the skull of a human skeleton, or a figure of it; DEATH'S'-MAN (Shak.), the public executioner; DEATH'-STROKE, a death-blow; DEATH'-THROE, the dying agony; DEATH'-T[=O]'KEN (Shak.), a sign or token of impending death, a plague-spot; DEATH'-TRAP, an unsafe building, vessel, or place that shuts up its occupants to almost certain death; DEATH'-WARR'ANT, an order from the authorities for the execution of a criminal; DEATH'-WATCH, a watch by a dying person: a popular name for several insects which produce a ticking noise, specially audible in the stillness of a death-chamber; DEATH'-WOUND, a wound which caused death.--DEATH'S'-HEAD MOTH, a species of hawk-moth, having pale markings on the back of the thorax somewhat like a skull.--BE DEATH ON, to be fond of, to be good at; BE IN AT THE DEATH, in hunting, to be up on the animal before the dogs have killed it.--DO, or PUT, TO DEATH, to kill: to cause to be killed.--GATES, or JAWS, OF DEATH, death's door, the point of death.--TO DEATH, expressive of intensity, very much. [A.S. deáth; Ger. tod. See DEAD and DIE.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  38. (Sax.) (Sc.) Dede, Deid; Apobiosis, Abiosis, Extinctio, Obitus, Psychoragia, Psychorrhagia, Lethum, Letum, Mors, Interitus, Thanatos, Decease, (F.) Mort. Definitive cessation of all the functions, the aggregate of which constitute life. Real Beath, Apothanasia, is distinguished from asphyxia or apparent death- the latter being merely a suspension of those same functions. But it is often difficult to judge of such suspension, and the only certain sign of real death is the commencement of putrefaction. At times, therefore, great caution is requisite to avoid mistakes. Death is commonly preceded by some distressing symptoms, which depend on lesion of respiration, circulation, or of the cerebral functions, and which constitute the agony. That which occurs suddenly, and without any, or with few, precursory signs, is called sudden death. It is ordinarily caused by disease of the heart, apoplexy, the rupture of an aneurism, or by some other organic affection. Death is natural, (Sc.) Strae-death, when it occurs as the result of disease: violent, when produced by some forcible agency. It may likewise affect the whole body, or a part only hence the difference between somatic and molecular death. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  39. A complete and permanent cessation of functional activity. D. may affect the whole body (Systemic or Somatic d.), or a comparatively large part of it (Local d., mortification, gangrene, necrosis), or its cellular elements (Molecular d.). The last-named may be pathological, as in ulceration; or physiological, as in the processes of excretion and exfoliation of effete tissue-elements. Black d., a very fatal epidemic of bubonic plague devastating Europe in the Middle Ages. na
  40. Dying (DIE the d.; d.-bed, on which one dies; d.-rattle, sound in dying person\'s throat; d.-watch, kinds of insect whose ticking portends d.); end of life (civil d., ceasing to count as citizen by outlawry, banishment, &c; catch one\'s d., i.e. fatal chill &c.; d.-duties, tax levied before property passes to heir; d.-rate, yearly number of dd. to 1000 of population; d.-trap, unwholesome or dangerous place); being killed or killing (field of d., battlefield &c; be the d. of, kill; do, put, stone, &c, to d.; war to the d., d.-feud, till one kills or is killed; it is, we make it, d. to, d. is the penalty; be in at the d., see fox killed, or fig. any enterprise ended; be d. on slang, skilful at killing game &c, or fig. at doing anything; sick unto, tired to, d., to utmost limit; d.-adder, kinds of venomous snake; d.-blow, mortal, lit. & fig.; d.-warrant, for criminal\'s execution, abolition of custom &c); ceasing to be, annihilation, personified power that annihilates, (at d.\'s door, soon to die; d.\'s-head, skull as emblem of mortality, also kind of moth with skull marked on back; sure, pale, as d.; hold on like grim d.; d. on rats, good rat-killer, of dogs; death!, archaic imprecation); being dead (d.-mask, cast taken of dead person\'s face; eyes closed in d.); want of spiritual life; Black D., (mod. name, transl. f. G, for) great pestilence of Oriental Plague in Europe in 14th c. Hence deathless a., deathlessly adv., deathlessness n., deathlike a. & adv., deathly a. & adv., deathward (s) a. & adv. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  41. (usu. w. disparaging implication); d.-roll, list of the killed or dead. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. Cessation of life. American pocket medical dictionary.
  43. The cessation of life, also the state of being dead. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  44. n. [Anglo-Saxon] Cessation or extinction of bodily life; decease; demise; departure; dissolution;—mode or manner of dying;—cause, agent, or instrument of loss of life;—the state of the dead;—the emblem or image of mortality;—alienation from God;—separation from the favour and fellowship of God. Cabinet Dictionary
  45. The extinction of life; mortality; the state of the dead; the manner of dying; the image of mortality represented by a skeleton; in theology, damnation, eternal torments. Complete Dictionary

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