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Definition for: dead

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English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
boy c. strong #398: dead bring returned seems

Etymology

Old English dēad

Pronunciation

  • AHD: dĕd
  • IPA: /dɛd/
  • SAMPA: /ded/

Adjective

dead ( comparative deader , superlative deadest )

  1. Not alive; lacking life.
    All of my grandparents are dead .
  2. ( Of another person ) So hated by that they are absolutely ignored.
    He is dead to me.
  3. Fully and completely motionless.
    Come to a dead stop.
  4. Without emotion.
    She stood with dead face and limp arms, unresponsive to my plea.
  5. ( Of a machine, device, or electrical circuit ) Completely inactive; without power.
    Ok, the circuit's dead . Go ahead and cut the wire.
    Now that the motor's dead you can reach in and extract the spark plugs.
  6. Broken or inoperable.
    That monitor is dead ; don't bother hooking it up.
  7. Obsolete or no longer used.
    There are several dead laws still on the books regulating where horses may be hitched.
  8. ( sports ) Not in play.
    Once the ball crosses the foul line, it's dead .
  9. ( baseball , slang ) An 1800s baseball term meaning a player who is tagged out

Synonyms

Antonyms

Translations

  • Albanian: vdekur
  • Breton: maro
  • Catalan: mort
  • Chinese Characters: 死
  • Chinese: 死
  • Croatian: mrtav
  • Czech: mrtvý m , mrtvá f , mrtvé n , mrtví pl
  • Danish: død c
  • Dutch: dood, dode, overleden, gestorven
  • Finnish: kuollut (1, 3)
  • French: mort m , morte f
  • Frisian: dea, deade
  • German: tot (1,3), gestorben (2)
  • Hebrew: מת m .
  • Hungarian: halott
  • Indonesian: mati, meninggal
  • Interlingua: morte
  • Italian: morto m , morta f
  • Japanese: 死んだ (shinda)
  • Latin: mortuus m , mortua f , mortuum n
  • Low Saxon: dood
  • Polish: martwy (1), zmarły (1), zepsuty (3)
  • Portuguese: morto m , morta f
  • Romanian: mort m , moartă f
  • Russian: мертвый m , мертвая f (1); дохлый m , дохлая f (coll., disparaging) (1, 3)
  • Scots Gaelic: marbh
  • Slovak: mŕtvy
  • Slovene: mrtev m . , mrtva f . , mrtvo n . (1,3)
  • Spanish: muerto m , muerta f
  • Swedish: död (1,3)

Noun

dead ( plural dead )

  1. ( singular ) Time when coldness, darkness, or stillness is most intense.
    the dead of night ; the dead of winter
  2. ( plural ) Those who have died.
    Have respect for the dead .

Synonyms

  • deceased

Translations

  • Chinese: 死者
  • Danish: død c
  • Dutch: doden pl , overledenen pl , gestorvenen pl
  • Finnish: kuolleet pl
  • German: Toten f , pl (1)
  • Polish: zmarli m pl (1)
  • Spanish: muerte f
  • Swedish: döda pl
  • French: mort f

Adverb

dead ( not comparable )

  1. exactly; right
    He hit the target dead in the centre.
  2. ( slang ) very, absolutely, extremely, suddenly
    She's dead sexy.
    He's dead stupid.
    I'm dead tired.
    That's dead sure!


Translations

  • Dutch: bloed- (2), oer- (2), dood- (2)
    Ze is bloedmooi; Hij is oerdom ; Ik ben doodmoe
  • Finnish: sairaan ( slang ) (2)
  • German: genau (1), tod- (2)

Derived terms


Old English

Etymology

Common Germanic * daudhaz

Adjective

dēad

  1. dead

Other Translations for "dead"

Braille 6 Dot
Braille 8 Dot
Sign Language Spelling
Morse Codedead
Hexe4 65 e1 e4
Pig Latineadday

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