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Definitions of dead

  1. quickly and without warning; " he stopped suddenly"
  2. 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"
  3. ( informal) very tired; " 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"
  4. 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"
  5. people who are no longer living; " they buried the dead"
  6. a time when coldness ( or some other quality associated with death) is intense; " the dead of winter"
  7. devoid of activity; " this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here"
  8. physically inactive; " Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range"
  9. 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"
  10. 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"
  11. not endowed with life; " the inorganic world is inanimate"; " inanimate objects"; " dead stones"
  12. drained of electric charge; discharged; " a dead battery"; " left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained"
  13. no longer in force or use; inactive; " a defunct ( or dead) law"; " a defunct organization"
  14. not circulating or flowing; " dead air"; " dead water"; " stagnant water"
  15. total; " dead silence"; " utter seriousness"
  16. sudden and complete; " came to a dead stop"
  17. ( followed by ` to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive; " passersby were dead to our plea for help"; " numb to the cries for mercy"
  18. not yielding a return; " dead capital"; " idle funds"
  19. lacking animation or excitement or activity; " the party being dead we left early"; " it was a lifeless party until she arrived"
  20. no longer having force or relevance; " a dead issue"
  21. lacking resilience or bounce; " a dead tennis ball"
  22. not surviving in active use; " Latin is a dead language"
  23. out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown; " a dead telephone line"; " the motor is dead"
  24. unerringly accurate; " a dead shot"; " took dead aim"
  25. lacking acoustic resonance; " dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs"; " the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio"
  26. very tired; " 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"
  27. Destitute of life; inanimate; as, dead matter.
  28. Resembling death in appearance or quality; without show of life; deathlike; as, a dead sleep.
  29. Still as death; motionless; inactive; useless; as, dead calm; a dead load or weight.
  30. So constructed as not to transmit sound; soundless; as, a dead floor.
  31. Unproductive; bringing no gain; unprofitable; as, dead capital; dead stock in trade.
  32. Lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless; as, dead eye; dead fire; dead color, etc.
  33. Monotonous or unvaried; as, a dead level or pain; a dead wall.
  34. Sure as death; unerring; fixed; complete; as, a dead shot; a dead certainty.
  35. Bringing death; deadly.
  36. Wanting in religious spirit and vitality; as, dead faith; dead works.
  37. Not brilliant; not rich; thus, brown is a dead color, as compared with crimson.
  38. 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.
  39. Not imparting motion or power; as, the dead spindle of a lathe, etc. See Spindle.
  40. To a degree resembling death; to the last degree; completely; wholly.
  41. The most quiet or deathlike time; the period of profoundest repose, inertness, or gloom; as, the dead of winter.
  42. To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigor.
  43. To die; to lose life or force.
  44. Thoroughly.
  45. 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.
  46. Flat; without gloss; - said of painting which has been applied purposely to have this effect.
  47. One who is dead; - commonly used collectively.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. Having ceased to live without life; inanimate; resembling death; inactive; disused; complete; as, a dead loss; sure as death; as, a dead shot; out of the game or play.
  51. One or many dead persons: used after the; the point or degree of greatest lifelessness; as, the dead of night.
  52. Absolutely; exactly; as, he was dead wrong.
  53. 1. Without life. 2. Numb.
  54. Deprived of life: that never had life: deathlike: useless: dull: cold and cheerless: without vegetation: perfect.
  55. The time of greatest stillness.
  56. Those who are dead.
  57. Time of greatest silence.
  58. Without life; dull; still.
  59. Lifeless; insensible; numb; motionless; inanimate; dull.
  60. Complete; utter; absolute.
  61. Unproductive; useless.
  62. The most lifeless period, as of night.
  63. Dead persons collectively.
  64. Having ceased to live; without life; death like; still or motionless as death; blank; sure as death; useless; unprofitable; unreal; dull; tasteiess; vapid; deep; not acting; spiritless; without spiritual life, or the principle of Christian life; cut off from the rights of a citizen; not glossy; not gay or bright. The dead, dead men. Dead language, a language which is no longer spoken, and known only in writings, as the Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. Dead- lock, a complete standstill from complication.
  65. The time when things are most still or dead; those dead.
  66. Deprived of life; deceased; without life; that never had life; senseless; inactive; perfectly still; tasteless; vapid; perfect or complete, as a dead shot; wholly under the power of sin.
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Antonyms for dead

current, refreshed, part, employed, frisky, edgeways, palatable, swarming, broadside, racy, toothsome, gingery, booming, vivacious, laborious, acute, pert, aboil, Conflagrant, charged, sedulous, living, piercing, jaunty, delicious, roaring, cornucopian, certified, attending, doubtful, aflame, fiery, live, reverberant, able-bodied, ignited, invigorated, Sprightful, delectable, approximative, stentorian, relaxed, savory, useful, fruitful, bustling, ringing, disgusting, sensible, animate, keen, deafening, thriving, equivocal, squishy, inflamed, existent, operational, piquant, loathsome, hale, appetizing, industrious, elastic, brisk, vigorous, active, fine, pizzazzy, arable, springy, ablaze, alive, snappy, running, feeling, seasoned, going, animated, distasteful, airy, assured, questionable, hearty, robust, on, fit, teeming, sprightly, grown, peppery, loud, spicy, chipper, tied up, delicate, practical, vital, mawkish, approximate, breathing, loose, busy, crabwise, spunky, working, fecund, productive, tireless, burning, kindled, flavorful, partly, tillable, jazzy, workable, partway, Weariless, sidewise, astir, stirring, vibrant, sideways, unappetizing, existing, in play, profitable, Fructuous, advised, perky, informed, operable, well, viable, tasteful, unwearied, inexact, healthy, kinetic, afire, unpalatable, earsplitting, buzzing, clangorous, partially, sapid, Vitalized, heavy, imprecise, usable, cloying, rich, revitalized, ballpark, bouncing, dynamic, uncertain, tasty, zippy, peppy, blaring, verdant, uncomplete, Hopping, flaming, edgewise, energetic, sharp, assiduous, flourishing, aware, extant, functional, restricted, Sparky, sylvan, functioning, thundering, lively, abounding, happening, abubble, luxuriant, conscious, Thronging, feasible, fertile, lush, whole, overgrown, rested, fat, resounding, blazing, humming, fresh, incompletely, thunderous, around, spanking, overflowing, leafy, operating, mettlesome, quick, blasting, perceptive, awake, incomplete, dubious, qualified, sound, plangent, strong, sonorous, sensitive, alight, prolific, engaged, flavorsome, Slam-bang, combusting, wholesome, occupied, strengthened, liveborn, sickening, cognizant, clamorous, inaccurate, green, Rejuvenated, operative, diligent, present, in, abuzz, flavored, spirited.

Quotes of dead

  1. Almost every Marine I've met says I portray a Marine dead -on, which is really, really flattering. – Catherine Bell
  2. The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half -inch eraser- in case you thought optimism was dead – Robert Brault
  3. There couldn't be a society of people who didn't dream. They'd be dead in two weeks. – William S. Burroughs
  4. There are two kinds of pedestrians... the quick and the dead – Thomas R. Dewar
  5. I had to experience how someone beside me suddenly falls over and is dead and the bullet has hit him squarely. I had to experience that quite directly. I wanted it. I'm therefore not a pacifist at all- or am I? – Otto Dix
  6. Play not with paradoxes. That caustic which you handle in order to scorch others may happen to sear your own fingers and make them dead to the quality of things. – George Eliot
  7. The historian must have some conception of how men who are not historians behave. Otherwise he will move in a world of the dead He can only gain that conception through personal experience, and he can only use his personal experiences when he is a genius. – E. M. Forster
  8. Well, to tell you the straight honest truth, it was like a Grateful Dead cover band. I didn't feel- and nothing against the guys- I didn't feel that they were opening up like they should. I'll tell you what, with guitar players, Steven has what I like in guitar players. – Bill Kreutzmann
  9. Capital is dead labor, which, vampire -like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks. – Karl Marx
  10. To holy people the very name of Jesus is a name to feed upon, a name to transport. His name can raise the dead and transfigure and beautify the living. – John Henry Newman
  11. In the morning he was lying dead on one of the beds fully clothed. He was dead I got the impression he wanted to go, and I must have killed him. I can't remember strangling him. I just sat there shocked. – Dennis Nilsen
  12. They were so exhausted and seasick and all they could do was crawl up those beaches. And thousands of them lay dead in no time at all. It's unthinkable. – Barry Pepper
  13. I realized this is what God has dealt me, and I should be thankful considering all that's happened to me in my life, but MS caused the movies to stop- stop dead and I miss it. – Richard Pryor
  14. The recent history of Ukraine is replete with dead journalists, beaten journalists, news agencies being shut down, and politicians being injured or killed. Most are killed in mysterious auto accidents. – Bob Schaffer
  15. The Kiss scene was attempted three times. The first was in a peculiar spot of the fort on the ground level. It felt forced to me, and I knew right away that, in spite of what others were saying, it was dead wrong. – Madeleine Stowe

Usage examples for dead

  1. You ain't dead yet." – A Victorious Union SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  2. Is he dead now? – A Little Bush Maid by Mary Grant Bruce
  3. Eglington was dead Eglington was dead Eglington was dead – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  4. Do you think she is dead – The Professor's Mystery by Wells Hastings Brian Hooker
  5. Get into the lake quick or you're dead men! – The Auto Boys' Mystery by James A. Braden
  6. No, I'm not dead – The Boy With the U. S. Foresters by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  7. Do I look like a dead one? – I Married a Ranger by Dama Margaret Smith
  8. I tell ye he's no dead – The Eye of Dread by Payne Erskine
  9. " So Applegate's not dead – The Desire of the Moth; and The Come On by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  10. I might come it over a live man, you know, but not a dead one. – Driven Back to Eden by E. P. Roe
  11. I know he is dead – The Grell Mystery by Frank Froest
  12. Is he dead too? – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
  13. How do you know that she is dead – The Tracer of Lost Persons by Robert W. Chambers
  14. Then he must be dead – Herbert Carter's Legacy by Horatio Alger
  15. Then you are not dead Mohun! – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  16. Pasquale dead and shot by an American? – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine
  17. The very same Week, however, I was informed he had been found dead in his Bed. – Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
  18. No. Why, the poor fellow's dead – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  19. Sure my dead Father ne're design'd it so? – The Fatal Jealousie (1673) by Henry Nevil Payne Commentator: Willard Thorp
  20. What good will it do you when yo're dead – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford

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