English adjective: dead
|1.||dead no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life|
|Samples||The nerve is dead.|
A dead pallor.
He was marked as a dead man by the assassin.
|Similar||asleep, assassinated, at peace, at rest, bloodless, brain dead, breathless, cold, d.o.a., deathlike, deathly, deceased, defunct, departed, doomed, exanimate, executed, exsanguine, exsanguinous, fallen, gone, inanimate, late, lifeless, murdered, nonviable, pulseless, slain, stillborn, stone-dead|
|Attribute||aliveness, animation, animation, life, living, vitality|
|2.||dead not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat|
|Samples||Mars is a dead planet.|
The fire is dead.
|Similar||extinct, lifeless, out, out of play|
|3.||dead very tired|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||all in, beat, bushed|
|4.||dead unerringly accurate|
|Samples||A dead shot.|
Took dead aim.
|5.||dead physically inactive|
|Samples||Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range.|
|6.||dead (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive|
|Samples||Passersby were dead to our plea for help.|
Numb to the cries for mercy.
|7.||dead devoid of physical sensation; numb|
|Samples||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.
|8.||dead lacking acoustic resonance|
|Samples||Dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs.|
The dead wall surfaces of a recording studio.
|9.||dead not yielding a return|
|10.||dead not circulating or flowing|
|11.||dead not surviving in active use|
|Samples||Latin is a dead language.|
|12.||dead lacking resilience or bounce|
|Samples||A dead tennis ball.|
|13.||dead out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown|
|Samples||A dead telephone line.|
The motor is dead.
|14.||dead no longer having force or relevance|
|Samples||A dead issue.|
|Samples||Came to a dead stop.|
|16.||dead drained of electric charge; discharged|
|Samples||A dead battery.|
Left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained.
|17.||dead devoid of activity|
|Samples||This is a dead town; nothing ever happens here.|
English noun: dead
|1.||dead (group) people who are no longer living|
|Samples||They buried the dead.|
|Member holonym||dead person, dead soul, deceased, deceased person, decedent, departed|
|2.||dead (time) a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense|
|Samples||The dead of winter.|
English adverb: dead
|1.||dead quickly and without warning|
|Samples||He stopped suddenly.|
|Synonyms||abruptly, short, suddenly|
|2.||dead completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers|
|Samples||An absolutely magnificent painting.|
A perfectly idiotic idea.
You're perfectly right.
You can be dead sure of my innocence.
Was dead tired.
|Synonyms||absolutely, perfectly, utterly|