Definitions of dead

  1. To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigor.
  2. To die; to lose life or force.
  3. Those who are dead.
  4. a time when coldness ( or some other quality associated with death) is intense; " the dead of winter"
  5. The most quiet or deathlike time; the period of profoundest repose, inertness, or gloom; as, the dead of winter.
  6. One who is dead; - commonly used collectively.
  7. One or many dead persons: used after the; the point or degree of greatest lifelessness; as, the dead of night.
  8. Time of greatest silence.
  9. The most lifeless period, as of night.
  10. Dead persons collectively.
  11. The time when things are most still or dead; those dead.
  12. To a degree resembling death; to the last degree; completely; wholly.
  13. Absolutely; exactly; as, he was dead wrong.
  14. ( 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"
  15. devoid of activity; " this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here"
  16. physically inactive; " Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range"
  17. 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"
  18. 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"
  19. drained of electric charge; discharged; " a dead battery"; " left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained"
  20. sudden and complete; " came to a dead stop"
  21. not yielding a return; " dead capital"; " idle funds"
  22. lacking animation or excitement or activity; " the party being dead we left early"; " it was a lifeless party until she arrived"
  23. no longer having force or relevance; " a dead issue"
  24. lacking resilience or bounce; " a dead tennis ball"
  25. not surviving in active use; " Latin is a dead language"
  26. out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown; " a dead telephone line"; " the motor is dead"
  27. unerringly accurate; " a dead shot"; " took dead aim"
  28. lacking acoustic resonance; " dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs"; " the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio"
  29. 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"
  30. Destitute of life; inanimate; as, dead matter.
  31. Resembling death in appearance or quality; without show of life; deathlike; as, a dead sleep.
  32. Still as death; motionless; inactive; useless; as, dead calm; a dead load or weight.
  33. So constructed as not to transmit sound; soundless; as, a dead floor.
  34. Unproductive; bringing no gain; unprofitable; as, dead capital; dead stock in trade.
  35. Lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless; as, dead eye; dead fire; dead color, etc.
  36. Monotonous or unvaried; as, a dead level or pain; a dead wall.
  37. Sure as death; unerring; fixed; complete; as, a dead shot; a dead certainty.
  38. Wanting in religious spirit and vitality; as, dead faith; dead works.
  39. Not brilliant; not rich; thus, brown is a dead color, as compared with crimson.
  40. 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.
  41. Not imparting motion or power; as, the dead spindle of a lathe, etc. See Spindle.
  42. 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.
  43. Flat; without gloss; - said of painting which has been applied purposely to have this effect.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. Deprived of life: that never had life: deathlike: useless: dull: cold and cheerless: without vegetation: perfect.
  48. Without life; dull; still.
  49. Unproductive; useless.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.