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Definitions of "dead"

  • Having lost life; no longer alive. adjective
  • Marked for certain death; doomed: was marked as a dead man by the assassin. adjective
  • Having the physical appearance of death: a dead pallor. adjective
  • Lacking feeling or sensitivity; numb or unresponsive: Passersby were dead to our pleas for help. adjective
  • Weary and worn-out; exhausted. adjective
  • Not having the capacity to live; inanimate or inert. adjective
  • Not having the capacity to produce or sustain life; barren: dead soil. adjective
  • No longer in existence, use, or operation. adjective
  • No longer having significance or relevance. adjective
  • Physically inactive; dormant: a dead volcano. adjective
  • Not commercially productive; idle: dead capital. adjective
  • Not circulating or running; stagnant: dead water; dead air. adjective
  • Devoid of human or vehicular activity; quiet: a dead town. adjective
  • Lacking all animation, excitement, or activity; dull: The party being dead, we left early. adjective
  • Having no resonance. Used of sounds: "One characteristic of compact discs we all can hear is dead sound. It may be pure but it has no life” ( Musical Heritage Review). adjective
  • Having grown cold; having been extinguished: dead coals; a dead flame. adjective
  • Lacking elasticity or bounce: That tennis ball is dead. adjective
  • Out of operation because of a fault or breakdown: The motor is dead. adjective
  • Sudden; abrupt: a dead stop. adjective

The word "dead" in example sentences

Total nonsense..dead guys doing spinal surgeries on dead guys and what not... [Jayme Lynn Blaschke's Gibberish]

Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been _dead_ four days.. [The Life of Jesus Christ for the Young]

In such a sentence as “That fierce lion who came here is dead, ” the class of “lion, ” which we may call the animal class, would be referred to by concording prefixes no less than six times, —with the demonstrative (“that”), the qualifying adjective, the noun itself, the relative pronoun, the subjective prefix to the verb of the relative clause, and the subjective prefix to the verb of the main clause (“is dead”).. [Chapter 5. Form in Language: Grammatical Concepts]

Feldscher during twenty years for nothing and knew that a wound was a wound; when a man was dead he was _dead_.. [The Dark Forest]

And in that register it says that he is dead -- _dead_, I tell you -- and what is more, that he was killed by accident.. [Pan]

You can do so _spiritually_, and some of you do it, and the consequence is that you are dead, _dead_, DEAD!. [Expositions of Holy Scripture Psalms]

I could not bear it, and the demon of jealousy had full possession of me, young as I was, and sometimes, when I saw him preferred to me, I wished him dead, _dead_, just as he is now.. [Bessie's Fortune A Novel]

Men do not labour over the ignoble and petty dead -- and why should not the _dead_ be. [Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 5 (of 6) With His Letters and Journals]

*wonders if maus is rrilly dead, or onlee mostly dead*. [Yeah – you were rite Pete - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?]

_It is rather for us_ to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion; that we here highly resolve that _these dead_ shall not have died in vain; that _this nation_, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.. [Practical Grammar and Composition]

But I _have_ received, only the other day, a letter from a new correspondent -- a person signing himself James Dutton -- announcing his belief that Mr. Mark Wylder is dead -- _is dead_ -- and has been made away with by foul means; and I have arranged, immediately on his arrival, at his desire, to meet him professionally, and to hear the entire narrative, both of what he knows and of what he suspects. '. [Wylder's Hand]

I’ve only seen him once since he got back from the Pacific Rim and he won’t be in town this weekend for my birthday festivities because he has to fly to CA for his quasi-ex-girlfriend’s mom’s funeral… good times. (as an even more depressing aside, the mom’s mother has Alzheimer’s and keeps forgetting that her daughter is dead, so people have to tell her, literally 10 times a day that her daughter is dead…. [drbigbeef Diary Entry]

You're _dead_ -- dead as a doornail; dead as a mummy -- the mummy that walked the streets of Thebes when Moses was a young man. ". [The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives]

All dead -- all dead, "and an old baboon in the rocks with startling suddenness barked out" _all dead_ "in answer.. [Jess]

It's dead -- _it's dead_! "she said to herself again and again in an anguish, as she walked back through the broad open field where the winter-sown corn was just springing in the furrows -- the moon was so bright that she could see the tiny green spears of it.. [Harvest]

NATALIE: On a show where the term dead is, to say the least, fluid, we'll discover yet another permutation when we witness a chilling resurrection.. [Mega Buzz: True Blood's Resurrection, Bones' Baby and a New Burn Notice Mission]

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@JOEL9ONE: @geoffschwartz I just came to the comments section here to see the grown men making sure everyone knows the tree is dead and…


We got a date on VAPP soon!! Looks like I'll sleep when I'm dead. It's 5.00a.m in Malta and I'm proud to say I mana…


*sighs* A new cut has appeared on my arm...... I just want to be dead already


That looking out shit dead now 💯


@JackPosobiec: Dead black men keep turning up in Ed Buck’s house in @AdamSchiff’s district Ed Buck has donated to Adam Schiff But “ma…

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