Definition of Dead

1. Noun. People who are no longer living. "They buried the dead"

Generic synonyms: People
Specialized synonyms: Slain
Member holonyms: Dead Person, Dead Soul, Deceased, Deceased Person, Decedent, Departed
Antonyms: Living

2. Adjective. No longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life. "He was marked as a dead man by the assassin"

3. Adverb. Quickly and without warning. "He stopped suddenly"
Exact synonyms: Abruptly, Short, Suddenly
Partainyms: Abrupt, Sudden

4. Noun. A time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense. "The dead of winter"
Generic synonyms: Time

5. Adjective. Not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat. "The fire is dead"
Also: Extinct
Similar to: Extinct, Out, Lifeless, Out Of Play
Derivative terms: Deadness
Antonyms: Live

6. Adverb. Completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers. "Dead right"
Exact synonyms: Absolutely, Perfectly, Utterly
Partainyms: Absolute, Perfect, Utter

7. Adjective. Very tired. "I'm dead after that long trip"
Exact synonyms: All In, Beat, Bushed
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Tired

8. Adjective. Unerringly accurate. "Took dead aim"
Similar to: Precise

9. Adjective. Physically inactive. "Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range"
Similar to: Extinct
Derivative terms: Deadness

10. Adjective. (followed by 'to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive. "Numb to the cries for mercy"
Exact synonyms: Numb
Similar to: Insensitive
Derivative terms: Deadness, Numbness

11. Adjective. Devoid of physical sensation; numb. "A public desensitized by continuous television coverage of atrocities"
Exact synonyms: Deadened
Similar to: Insensitive
Derivative terms: Deadness

12. Adjective. Lacking acoustic resonance. "The dead wall surfaces of a recording studio"

13. Adjective. Not yielding a return. "Idle funds"
Exact synonyms: Idle
Similar to: Unprofitable

14. Adjective. Not circulating or flowing. "Stagnant water"
Exact synonyms: Stagnant
Similar to: Standing
Derivative terms: Deadness, Stagnancy, Stagnate, Stagnate

15. Adjective. Not surviving in active use. "Latin is a dead language"
Similar to: Extinct, Nonextant
Derivative terms: Deadness

16. Adjective. Lacking resilience or bounce. "A dead tennis ball"
Similar to: Inelastic
Derivative terms: Deadness

17. Adjective. Out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown. "The motor is dead"
Similar to: Inoperative
Derivative terms: Deadness

18. Adjective. No longer having force or relevance. "A dead issue"
Similar to: Noncurrent

19. Adjective. Complete. "Utter seriousness"
Exact synonyms: Utter
Similar to: Complete

20. Adjective. Drained of electric charge; discharged. "Left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained"
Exact synonyms: Drained
Similar to: Uncharged
Derivative terms: Deadness

21. Adjective. Devoid of activity. "This is a dead town; nothing ever happens here"
Similar to: Inactive

Definition of Dead

1. a. 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.

2. adv. To a degree resembling death; to the last degree; completely; wholly.

3. n. The most quiet or deathlike time; the period of profoundest repose, inertness, or gloom; as, the dead of winter.

4. v. t. To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigor.

5. v. i. To die; to lose life or force.

6. a. 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.

Definition of Dead

1. Adjective. (not comparable) No longer living. ¹

2. Adjective. (hyperbole) Figuratively, not alive; lacking life ¹

3. Adjective. (context: of another person) So hated that they are absolutely ignored. ¹

4. Adjective. Without emotion. ¹

5. Adjective. Stationary; static. ¹

6. Adjective. Without interest to one of the senses; dull; flat. ¹

7. Adjective. Unproductive. ¹

8. Adjective. (not comparable of a machine, device, or electrical circuit) Completely inactive; without power; without a signal. ¹

9. Adjective. (not comparable) Broken or inoperable. ¹

10. Adjective. (not comparable) No longer used or required. ¹

11. Adjective. (not comparable sports) Not in play. ¹

12. Adjective. (not comparable) (baseball slang 1800s) Tagged out.--> ¹

13. Adjective. (not comparable) Full and complete. ¹

14. Adjective. (not comparable) Exact. ¹

15. Adjective. Experiencing pins and needles (paresthesia). ¹

16. Adjective. (informal) (Certain to be) in big trouble. ¹

17. Noun. (singular) Time when coldness, darkness, or stillness is most intense. ¹

18. Noun. (plural) Those who have died. ¹

19. Adverb. Exactly right. ¹

20. Adverb. (slang) Very, absolutely, extremely, suddenly. ¹

21. Verb. (transitive) to prevent by disabling; stop ¹

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Definition of Dead

1. deprived of life [adj DEADER, DEADEST] / the period of greatest intensity [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dead

1. 1. 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. "The queen, my lord, is dead." "The crew, all except himself, were dead of hunger." (Arbuthnot) "Seek him with candle, bring him dead or living." (Shak) 2. Destitute of life; inanimate; as, dead matter. 3. Resembling death in appearance or quality; without show of life; deathlike; as, a dead sleep. 4. Still as death; motionless; inactive; useless; as, dead calm; a dead load or weight. 5. So constructed as not to transmit sound; soundless; as, a dead floor. 6. Unproductive; bringing no gain; unprofitable; as, dead capital; dead stock in trade. 7. Lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless; as, dead eye; dead fire; dead colour, etc. 8. Monotonous or unvaried; as, a dead level or pain; a dead wall. "The ground is a dead flat." 9. Sure as death; unerring; fixed; complete; as, a dead shot; a dead certainty. "I had them a dead bargain." (Goldsmith) 10. Bringing death; deadly. 11. Wanting in religious spirit and vitality; as, dead faith; dead works. "Dead in trespasses." 12. Flat; without gloss; said of painting which has been applied purposely to have this effect. Not brilliant; not rich; thus, brown is a dead colour, as compared with crimson. 13. 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. 14. Not imparting motion or power; as, the dead spindle of a lathe, etc. See Spindle. Dead ahead, a wind directly ahead, or opposed to the ship's course. To be dead, to die. "I deme thee, thou must algate be dead." (Chaucer) Synonym: Inanimate, deceased, extinct. See Lifeless. Origin: OE. Ded, dead, deed, AS. Dead; akin to OS. Dd, D. Dood, G. Todt, tot, Icel. Daur, Sw. & Dan. Dod, Goth. Daubs; prop. P. P. Of an old verb meaning to die. See Die, and cf. Death. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dead

dead (current term)
dead-air space
dead-air spaces
dead-end host
dead-end street
dead-man's float

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