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Dead meaning

dead - 29 dictionary results

  1. 1. no longer having force or relevance; " a dead issue"
  2. 2. lacking resilience or bounce; " a dead tennis ball"
  3. 3. not surviving in active use; " Latin is a dead language"
  4. 4. out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown; " a dead telephone line"; " the motor is dead"
  5. 5. unerringly accurate; " a dead shot"; " took dead aim"
  6. 6. lacking acoustic resonance; " dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs"; " the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio"
  7. 7. Destitute of life; inanimate; as, dead matter.
  8. 8. Resembling death in appearance or quality; without show of life; deathlike; as, a dead sleep.
  9. 9. Still as death; motionless; inactive; useless; as, dead calm; a dead load or weight.
  10. 10. So constructed as not to transmit sound; soundless; as, a dead floor.
  11. 11. Unproductive; bringing no gain; unprofitable; as, dead capital; dead stock in trade.
  12. 12. Lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless; as, dead eye; dead fire; dead color, etc.
  13. 13. Monotonous or unvaried; as, a dead level or pain; a dead wall.
  14. 14. Sure as death; unerring; fixed; complete; as, a dead shot; a dead certainty.
  15. 15. Bringing death; deadly.
  16. 16. Wanting in religious spirit and vitality; as, dead faith; dead works.
  17. 17. Not brilliant; not rich; thus, brown is a dead color, as compared with crimson.
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. Not imparting motion or power; as, the dead spindle of a lathe, etc. See Spindle.
  20. 20. To a degree resembling death; to the last degree; completely; wholly.
  21. 21. To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigor.
  22. 22. To die; to lose life or force.
  23. 23. 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.
  24. 24. Flat; without gloss; - said of painting which has been applied purposely to have this effect.
  25. 25. One who is dead; - commonly used collectively.
  26. 26. 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.
  27. 27. Out of play; regarded as out of the game; - said of a ball, a piece, or a player under certain conditions in cricket, baseball, checkers, and some other games.
  28. 28. Time of greatest silence.
  29. 29. Without life; dull; still.

dead - examples of usage

  1. I wish I was dead! - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  2. I might 'ave been dead, for all you knew. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
  3. And now he's dead! - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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