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English definition


  • 1. people who are no longer living;

    • "they buried the dead"
  • 2. a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense;

    • "the dead of winter"


  • 1. no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life;

    • "the nerve is dead"
    • "a dead pallor"
    • "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin"
  • 2. not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat;

    • "Mars is a dead planet"
    • "a dead battery"
    • "dead soil"
    • "dead coals"
    • "the fire is dead"
  • 3. very tired;

    • "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"
  • 4. unerringly accurate;

    • "a dead shot"
    • "took dead aim"
  • 5. physically inactive;

    • "Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range"
  • 6. total;

    • "dead silence"
    • "utter seriousness"
  • 7. not endowed with life;

    • "the inorganic world is inanimate"
    • "inanimate objects"
    • "dead stones"
  • 8. (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive;

    • "passersby were dead to our plea for help"
    • "numb to the cries for mercy"
  • 9. devoid of physical sensation; numb;

    • "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"
  • 10. lacking acoustic resonance;

    • "dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs"
    • "the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio"
  • 11. not yielding a return;

    • "dead capital"
    • "idle funds"
  • 12. not circulating or flowing;

    • "dead air"
    • "dead water"
    • "stagnant water"
  • 13. out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown;

    • "a dead telephone line"
    • "the motor is dead"
  • 14. not surviving in active use;

    • "Latin is a dead language"
  • 15. lacking resilience or bounce;

    • "a dead tennis ball"
  • 16. no longer in force or use; inactive;

    • "a defunct (or dead) law"
    • "a defunct organization"
  • 17. no longer having force or relevance;

    • "a dead issue"
  • 18. sudden and complete;

    • "came to a dead stop"
  • 19. drained of electric charge; discharged;

    • "a dead battery"
    • "left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained"
  • 20. lacking animation or excitement or activity;

    • "the party being dead we left early"
    • "it was a lifeless party until she arrived"
  • 21. devoid of activity;

    • "this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here"


  • 1. quickly and without warning;

    • "he stopped suddenly"
  • 2. completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers;

    • "an 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"

Example sentences

  • You really slept like the dead and did not hear anything.

  • Now he was dead, and I could not get away from my sadness.

  • No one could emerge from that avalanche alive, unless one believed that man could rise from the dead.

  • His research was at a dead end.

  • We drove into a dead end and had to back out.

  • Linda and Tina were again on speaking terms; their disagreement was dead and buried.

  • He is dead of a disease.

  • The uproar was enough to rouse both the quick and the dead.

  • Nature seems to be wakened from a dead sleep.

  • The postmaster was shot dead by the robbers.

  • The management decided to economise by cutting the dead wood from the workforce, thus reducing the wages bill.

  • Soon the boy perceived the snake to be a dead one.

  • She nipped off the dead leaves.

  • Night was deep and dead silence reigned everywhere.

  • My new girlfriend may have a nice figure but unfortunately she's dead from the neck up.

  • She clung to the hope that her son was not dead.

  • You're not coming with us, so drop dead!

  • His shot was dead on target.

  • Walking in the snow barefoot for a few minutes made my toes feel dead.

  • She cut me dead in the street.

  • The man we thought dead walked bodily into the room.

  • He has been now dead for many years.

  • His grandfather has been dead a long time.

  • I ascertained that she was dead.

  • There was a strong stench of dead bodies.

  • The stranger was dead ahead.

  • I don't know how Ann stands for her husband's behaviour; he comes home dead drunk nearly every night.

  • He may be a very talented designer, but as a manager he's a dead loss.

  • He spoke feelingly about his dead father.

Phrase collocation

  • (as) dead as a (或 the) dodo

  • (as) dead as a doornail

  • (as) dead as mutton

  • dead from the neck up


  • dead meat

    (informal)in serious trouble

    • if anyone finds out, you're dead meat.

  • the dead of night

    the quietest, darkest part of the night

  • the dead of winter

    the coldest part of winter

  • dead on

    exactly right

    • her judgement was dead on.

  • dead on one's feet

    (informal)extremely tired

  • dead to the world

    (informal)fast asleep

  • from the dead

    from a state of death

    • Christ rose from the dead.

  • make a dead set at

    • Christ rose from the dead.

  • over my dead body

    • Christ rose from the dead.

  • wouldn't be seen (或 caught) dead in (或 with, at 等)

    (informal)used to express strong dislike for a particular thing

    • I wouldn't be seen dead in a navy suit.


  • dead time

  • not be caught dead

    • I wouldn't be caught dead in that dress.

  • dead cinch

    • It's a dead cinch. I foresee no prob-lems.

    • The job was no dead cinch, but we did it on time.

  • dead

    • I'm dead broke.

    • dead set against it

    • Sometimes dead letters have return addresses in them.

    • This meal is sort of dead because I am out of onions.

    • The trumpets sounded dead.

    • What a dead day!

    • Damn battery's dead.

    • The ERA's dead again.

    • As far as another chance goes, I'm dead.

    • It's a dead certainty he'll run a-gain.

    • He comes to a dead stop.

Synonym discrimination

  • dead, dying


Meaning of dead

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