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The Meaning of dead

  • (a.) 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.
  • (a.) Destitute of life; inanimate; as, dead matter.
  • (a.) Resembling death in appearance or quality; without show of life; deathlike; as, a dead sleep.
  • (a.) Still as death; motionless; inactive; useless; as, dead calm; a dead load or weight.
  • (a.) So constructed as not to transmit sound; soundless; as, a dead floor.
  • (a.) Unproductive; bringing no gain; unprofitable; as, dead capital; dead stock in trade.
  • (a.) Lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless; as, dead eye; dead fire; dead color, etc.
  • (a.) Monotonous or unvaried; as, a dead level or pain; a dead wall.
  • (a.) Sure as death; unerring; fixed; complete; as, a dead shot; a dead certainty.
  • (a.) Bringing death; deadly.
  • (a.) Wanting in religious spirit and vitality; as, dead faith; dead works.
  • (a.) Flat; without gloss; -- said of painting which has been applied purposely to have this effect.
  • (a.) Not brilliant; not rich; thus, brown is a dead color, as compared with crimson.
  • (a.) 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.
  • (a.) Not imparting motion or power; as, the dead spindle of a lathe, etc. See Spindle.
  • (adv.) To a degree resembling death; to the last degree; completely; wholly.
  • (n.) The most quiet or deathlike time; the period of profoundest repose, inertness, or gloom; as, the dead of winter.
  • (n.) One who is dead; -- commonly used collectively.
  • (v. t.) To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigor.
  • (v. i.) To die; to lose life or force.

Synonyms

bushed(p) , numb(p) , dead(p) , dead(a) , idle , deadened , stagnant , drained , all in(p) , utter , beat(p) , wild , out of work , unused , jobless , light , loose , groundless , unfounded , baseless , unwarranted , knackered , shortly , curtly , on the spur of the moment , perfectly , suddenly , short , absolutely , of a sudden , utterly , unawares , abruptly , all of a sudden , asleep(predicate) , at peace(predicate) , at rest(predicate) , deceased , departed , gone , assassinated , bloodless , exsanguine , exsanguinous , brain dead , breathless , inanimate , pulseless , cold , d.o.a. , deathlike , deathly , defunct , doomed , executed , fallen , late(prenominal) , lifeless , exanimate , murdered , nonviable , slain , stillborn , stone-dead

Antonyms

living , profitable , active , running(a) , living(a) , in play(p) , liveborn , imprecise , uncomplete , reverberant , operative , incomplete , rested , vital , current , charged , alive(p) , sensitive , extant , live , elastic , viable

Rhymes

abed , aforesaid , ahead , airhead , arrowhead , bankhead , beachhead , bed , bedspread , behead , blockhead , bloodshed , bobsled , bread , bred , bridgehead , broadhead , bulkhead , bullhead , coed , copperhead , deadhead , deathbed , dragonhead , dread , drumhead , ed , egghead , embed , farmstead , fed , figurehead , flathead , fled , fred , freda , ged , gingerbread , godhead , hampstead , hardhead , head , hollingshead , homestead , horsehead , hotbed , imbed , inbred , infrared , instead , lead , led , letterhead , loggerhead , marblehead , masthead , med , misread , ned , overhead , pled , purebred , read , reade , red , redd , redhead , retread , riverhead , roundhead , said , shed , shred , skinhead , sled , spearhead , sped , spread , stead , steelhead , sudafed , ted , thickhead , thoroughbred , thread , tread , unread , unsaid , unwed , warhead , watershed , wed , wellhead , whitehead , widespread , woodshed , zed , armstead , biomed , bled , brodhead , calfed , dred , featherbed , flatbed , interbred , jed , misled , newlywed , numed , overfed , cornbread , dredd , nedd , riverbed , sayed , schwed , seabed , sffed , shead , shedd , sledd , swed , szwed , trailhead , unted , wedd , wehde