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  Definition of dead
  1. people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead"
  2. a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense; "the dead of winter"
  3. devoid of activity; "this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here"
  4. physically inactive; "Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range"
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
  7. not endowed with life; "the inorganic world is inanimate"; "inanimate objects"; "dead stones"
  8. lacking animation or excitement or activity; "the party being dead we left early"; "it was a lifeless party until she arrived"
  9. drained of electric charge; discharged; "a dead battery"; "left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained"
  10. no longer having force or relevance; "a dead issue"
  11. no longer in force or use; inactive; "a defunct (or dead) law"; "a defunct organization"
  12. lacking resilience or bounce; "a dead tennis ball"
  13. not surviving in active use; "Latin is a dead language"
  14. out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown; "a dead telephone line"; "the motor is dead"
  15. unerringly accurate; "a dead shot"; "took dead aim"
  16. not yielding a return; "dead capital"; "idle funds"
  17. lacking acoustic resonance; "dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs"; "the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio"
  18. devoid of physical sensation; numb; "his gums were dead from the novocain"; "she felt no discomfort as the dentist drilled her deadened tooth"; "a public desensitized by continuous television coverage of atrocities"
  19. completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers; "an absolutely magnificent painting"; "a perfectly idiotic idea"; "you''re perfectly right"; "utterly miserable"; "you can be dead sure of my innocence"; "was dead tired"; "dead right"
  20. quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly"
Similar Words: inanimate, nonliving, lifeless, drained, defunct, idle, deadened, absolutely, perfectly, utterly, abruptly, suddenly, short

 

Hyponyms: slain

 

Pertainyms: arrant(a), complete(a), consummate(a), double-dyed(a), everlasting(a), gross(a), perfect(a), pure(a), sodding(a), stark(a), staring(a), thoroughgoing(a), utter(a), absolute, downright, out-and-out(a), rank(a), right-down, sheer(a), sudden, abrupt

 

Attributes: animation, life, living, aliveness, vitality, animateness, liveness

 

Anagrams: Edda, edda

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: vdekur   Breton: maro  
Catalan: mort   Croatian: mrtav  
Danish: død   Dutch: dood  
Finnish: kuollut   French: mort  
Frisian: dea   German: tot  
Greek: νεκρός   Hebrew: מת  
Hungarian: halott   Icelandic: dauður  
Indonesian: mati   Interlingua: morte  
Italian: morto   Japanese: 死んだ  
Latin: mortuus   Polish: martwy  
Portuguese: morto   Romanian: mort  
Russian: мертвый   Slovak: mŕtvy  
Slovene: mrtev   Spanish: muerto  
Swedish: död  
 
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