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English noun: death

1. death (event) the event of dying or departure from life


SamplesHer death came as a terrible shock.
Upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren.


Synonymsdecease, expiry


Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification


Narrower (hyponym)departure, exit, expiration, fatality, going, human death, loss, martyrdom, megadeath, passing, release, wrongful death


Instance hyponymCrucifixion


Antonymsnascence, nascency, nativity, birth

2. death (phenomenon) the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism


SamplesThe animal died a painful death.


Broader (hypernym)organic phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)brain death, cell death, cerebral death, gangrene, mortification, necrobiosis, necrosis, sphacelus

3. death (state) the absence of life or state of being dead


SamplesHe seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life.


Broader (hypernym)state


Narrower (hyponym)cot death, crib death, defunctness, eternal rest, eternal sleep, extinction, infant death, neonatal death, quietus, rest, SIDS, sleep, sudden infant death syndrome

4. death (time) the time when something ends


SamplesIt was the death of all his plans.
A dying of old hopes.


Synonymsdemise, dying


Broader (hypernym)end, ending


Narrower (hyponym)grave


Part meronymlife, life-time, lifespan, lifetime


Antonymsbirth

5. death (time) the time at which life ends; continuing until dead


SamplesShe stayed until his death.
A struggle to the last.


Synonymslast


Broader (hypernym)end, ending

6. Death (person) the personification of death


SamplesDeath walked the streets of the plague-bound city.


Instance hypernymimaginary being, imaginary creature


Instance hyponymGrim Reaper, Reaper

7. death (state) a final state


SamplesHe came to a bad end.
The so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end.


Synonymsdestruction, end


Broader (hypernym)state

8. death (act) the act of killing


SamplesHe had two deaths on his conscience.


Broader (hypernym)kill, killing, putting to death









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