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dead - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dead

Definition
(noun) people who are no longer living
Example Sentence
  • they buried the dead

Definition
(noun) a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
Example Sentence
  • the dead of winter

Definition
(adj) no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life
Example Sentence
  • the nerve is dead
  • a dead pallor
  • he was marked as a dead man by the assassin

Definition
(adj) not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat
Example Sentence
  • Mars is a dead planet
  • dead soil
  • dead coals
  • the fire is dead

Definition
(adj) very tired
Synonyms : all in , beat , bushed
Example Sentence
  • was all in at the end of the day
  • so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere
  • bushed after all that exercise
  • I'm dead after that long trip

Definition
(adj) unerringly accurate
Example Sentence
  • a dead shot
  • took dead aim

Definition
(adj) physically inactive
Example Sentence
  • Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range

Definition
(adj) (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive
Synonyms : numb
Example Sentence
  • passersby were dead to our plea for help
  • numb to the cries for mercy

Definition
(adj) devoid of physical sensation; numb
Synonyms : deadened
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adj) lacking acoustic resonance
Example Sentence
  • dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs
  • the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio

Definition
(adj) not yielding a return
Synonyms : idle
Example Sentence
  • dead capital
  • idle funds

Definition
(adj) not circulating or flowing
Synonyms : stagnant
Example Sentence
  • dead air
  • dead water
  • stagnant water

Definition
(adj) not surviving in active use
Example Sentence
  • Latin is a dead language

Definition
(adj) lacking resilience or bounce
Example Sentence
  • a dead tennis ball

Definition
(adj) out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown
Example Sentence
  • a dead telephone line
  • the motor is dead

Definition
(adj) no longer having force or relevance
Example Sentence
  • a dead issue

Definition
(adj) complete
Synonyms : utter
Example Sentence
  • came to a dead stop
  • utter seriousness

Definition
(adj) drained of electric charge; discharged
Synonyms : drained
Example Sentence
  • a dead battery
  • left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained

Definition
(adj) devoid of activity
Example Sentence
  • this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here

Definition
(adv) quickly and without warning
Synonyms : abruptly , short , suddenly
Example Sentence
  • he stopped suddenly

Definition
(adv) completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers
Synonyms : absolutely , perfectly , utterly
Example Sentence
  • 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

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