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English adjective: dead

1. dead no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life


SamplesThe nerve is dead.
A dead pallor.
He was marked as a dead man by the assassin.


Similarasleep, 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


Attributealiveness, animation, animation, life, living, vitality


Antonymsalive, live

2. dead not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat


SamplesMars is a dead planet.
Dead soil.
Dead coals.
The fire is dead.


Similarextinct, lifeless, out, out of play


See alsoextinct


Antonymslive

3. dead very tired


SamplesWas 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.


Synonymsall in, beat, bushed


Similartired


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsrested

4. dead unerringly accurate


SamplesA dead shot.
Took dead aim.


Similarprecise


Antonymsimprecise

5. dead physically inactive


SamplesCrater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range.


Similarextinct


Antonymsactive

6. dead (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive


SamplesPassersby were dead to our plea for help.
Numb to the cries for mercy.


Synonymsnumb


Similarinsensitive


Antonymssensitive

7. dead devoid of physical sensation; numb


SamplesHis 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.


Synonymsdeadened


Similarinsensitive


Antonymssensitive

8. dead lacking acoustic resonance


SamplesDead sounds characteristic of some compact discs.
The dead wall surfaces of a recording studio.


Similarnonresonant, unreverberant


Antonymsreverberant

9. dead not yielding a return


SamplesDead capital.
Idle funds.


Synonymsidle


Similarunprofitable


Antonymsprofitable

10. dead not circulating or flowing


SamplesDead air.
Dead water.
Stagnant water.


Synonymsstagnant


Similarstanding


Antonymsrunning

11. dead not surviving in active use


SamplesLatin is a dead language.


Similarextinct, nonextant


Antonymsextant

12. dead lacking resilience or bounce


SamplesA dead tennis ball.


Similarinelastic


Antonymselastic

13. dead out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown


SamplesA dead telephone line.
The motor is dead.


Similarinoperative


Antonymsoperative

14. dead no longer having force or relevance


SamplesA dead issue.


Similarnoncurrent


Antonymscurrent

15. dead complete


SamplesCame to a dead stop.
Utter seriousness.


Synonymsutter


Similarcomplete


Antonymsincomplete, uncomplete

16. dead drained of electric charge; discharged


SamplesA dead battery.
Left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained.


Synonymsdrained


Similaruncharged


Antonymscharged

17. dead devoid of activity


SamplesThis is a dead town; nothing ever happens here.


Similarinactive


Antonymsactive


English noun: dead

1. dead (group) people who are no longer living


SamplesThey buried the dead.


Broader (hypernym)people


Narrower (hyponym)slain


Member holonymdead person, dead soul, deceased, deceased person, decedent, departed


Antonymsliving

2. dead (time) a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense


SamplesThe dead of winter.


Broader (hypernym)time


English adverb: dead

1. dead quickly and without warning


SamplesHe stopped suddenly.


Synonymsabruptly, short, suddenly

2. dead completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers


SamplesAn 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.


Synonymsabsolutely, perfectly, utterly









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