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Definitions of death

  1. The cessation of all vital phenomena without capability of resuscitation, either in animals or plants. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Total privation or loss; extinction; cessation; as, the death of memory. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Manner of dying; act or state of passing from life. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Cause of loss of life. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Danger of death. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Murder; murderous character. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Loss of spiritual life. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Anything so dreadful as to be like death. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Personified: The destroyer of life, - conventionally represented as a skeleton with a scythe. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. the act of killing; "he had two deaths on his conscience" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. 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
  12. the personification of death; "Death walked the streets of the plague-bound city" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism; "the animal died a painful death" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. 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
  15. a final state; "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. the time at which life ends; continuing until dead; "she stayed until his death"; "a struggle to the last" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. 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.
  18. State of being dead: extinction of life: manner of dying: mortality. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Extinction of life. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. Cessation of life; extinction; destruction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.

Usage examples for death

  1. Do you mean to say that you don't know about Maximilian's death – A Tar-Heel Baron by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  2. That is life- when we dare death to live! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith