- the particular dead person or persons referred to.
- dead persons collectively: to speak well of the deceased.
Words nearby deceased
OTHER WORDS FROM deceasedun·de·ceased, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH deceaseddeceased diseased
synonym study for deceased
Definition for deceased (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), de·ceased, de·ceas·ing.
Examples from the Web for deceased
When Garfield moved to the big screen in 2004 and 2006, it was fitting for Bill Murray to replace the deceased actor.Garfield Television: The Cat Who Saved Primetime Cartoons|Rich Goldstein|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Byrne invented a deceased husband named William K. Richard and hid herself from census takers.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During the time of the pharaohs, such funerary vessels were used to store the organs of the deceased.7 Historically Significant Artifacts Rescued by Happenstance|The Daily Beast|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By 1915, mourning attire had begun to draw more attention to the mourner than to the deceased, drawing critics to the practice.
There is at least one nurse under quarantine in Germany who treated the deceased doctor there.
Found a heavy knotted piece of wood lying close to the deceased, and noticed that there was blood upon it.Within the Capes|Howard Pyle
This was done in order to recall the names of the deceased, or at any rate to keep them propitious.A History of Mourning|Richard Davey
They are generally confined to a mere statement of the name and rank of the deceased following the words “Hic jacet.”
Hence the hair of the deceased was consecrated to her, and her name invoked at funerals.Philothea|Lydia Maria Child
If there is no will the survivor takes half and the heirs of the deceased half; if there are none he or she takes the whole.
British Dictionary definitions for deceased (1 of 2)
- a more formal word for dead (def. 1)
- (as noun)the deceased