adjective, dead·er, dead·est.
- free from any electric connection to a source of potential difference and from electric charge.
- not having a potential different from that of the earth.
- fully killed.
- unresponsive to heat treatment.
SYNONYMS FOR dead
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Idioms for dead
Origin of dead
synonym study for dead
OTHER WORDS FROM deaddeadness, nounhalf-dead, adjective
Words nearby dead
Example sentences from the Web for dead
Police responded to the scene, and Onyeuka was pronounced dead.Fairfax County police identify victim of fatal shooting in Reston|Justin Jouvenal|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Your movement might be dead, but there is a place for you to go.Gene Weingarten: I come bearing good news, QAnon. Meet WAnon, the new Mr. Right.|Gene Weingarten|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
It was an image of a dead woodcock lying on the street in New York City.
In quantum mechanics, this weird “is the cat alive or dead” state is dubbed superposition.This ‘Quantum Brain’ Would Mimic Our Own to Speed Up AI|Shelly Fan|February 9, 2021|Singularity Hub
The Gleasons tell people who have observed lethargic or dead birds around their homes to take down their feeders for two weeks, so local birds can disperse and find food in the wild.
The cartoonist, better known as Charb, was shot dead Wednesday.
A policewoman was shot dead this morning while law enforcement searched for the Charlie Lebdo killers.
Absent a body, no one can say with absolute certainty whether Castro is dead, even if all signs point in that direction.
The two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is dead.In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead|Dean Obeidallah|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Yes, Byrd—dead four-and-a-half years now—was a Kleagle in the Ku Klux Klan.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A little boy of four was moved to passionate grief at the sight of a dead dog taken from a pond.Children's Ways|James Sully
When he plays a sonata it is as if the composition rose from the dead and stood transfigured before you.
To-day I'm more dead than alive, as we had a lesson from him yesterday that lasted four hours.
It is a fearsome thing for a man to be left alone in the dead of night with a young baby.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
If they are Ancients and dead then let them be buried and left to the archæological excavator.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
British Dictionary definitions for dead
- no longer alive
- (as noun)the dead
- drained of electric charge; fully dischargedthe battery was dead
- not connected to a source of potential difference or electric charge
- (of type) set but no longer needed for useCompare standing (def. 7)
- (of copy) already composed
- to abandon
- informal to surpass or outdistance by far
Derived forms of deaddeadness, noun
Word Origin for dead
Medical definitions for dead
Idioms and Phrases with dead
In addition to the idioms beginning with dead
- dead ahead
- dead and buried
- dead as a doornail
- dead beat
- dead drunk
- dead duck
- dead end
- dead from the neck up
- dead heat
- dead horse
- dead in one's tracks
- dead in the water
- dead letter
- dead loss
- dead man
- dead of
- dead on one's feet
- dead ringer
- dead set against
- dead soldier
- dead tired
- dead to rights
- dead to the world
- dead weight
- beat a dead horse
- caught dead
- cut someone dead
- drop dead
- knock dead
- more dead than alive
- over my dead body
- quick and the dead
- stop cold (dead)
- to wake the dead
Also see underdeath.