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Dead

Meanings and phrases

dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life
  2. not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat
  3. very tired; all in; beat; bushed
  4. unerringly accurate
  5. physically inactive
  6. (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive; numb
  7. devoid of physical sensation; numb; deadened
  8. lacking acoustic resonance
  9. not yielding a return; idle
  10. not circulating or flowing; stagnant
  11. not surviving in active use
  12. lacking resilience or bounce
  13. out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown
  14. no longer having force or relevance
  15. complete; utter
  16. drained of electric charge; discharged; drained
  17. devoid of activity

dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. quickly and without warning; abruptly; suddenly; short
  2. completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers; absolutely; perfectly; utterly

dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. people who are no longer living
  2. a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense

Dead Sea

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a saltwater lake on the border between Israel and Jordan; its surface in 1292 feet below sea level

Dead Sea scrolls

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (Old Testament) a collection of written scrolls (containing nearly all of the Old Testament) found in a cave near the Dead Sea in the late 1940s

Office of the Dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an office read or sung before a burial mass in the Roman Catholic Church

brain dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. having irreversible loss of brain function as indicated by a persistent flat electroencephalogram
E.g.
  • Unable to defend himself, Romano is brutally beaten in the ring and is declared brain dead by the doctors.
  • This system starts at ASA 1 which is a healthy individual and escalates to ASA 6 which is a brain dead individual.
  • A patient with working heart and lungs determined to be brain dead can be pronounced legally dead without clinical death occurring.

dead ahead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. exactly ahead or in front

dead air

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an inadvertent interruption in a broadcast during which there is no sound

dead axle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an axle that carries a wheel but without power to drive it

dead body

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person; body
E.g.
  • Hannah cries over her foster father's dead body.
  • The next day, his dead body was found under a bridge.
  • She then goes to lay by the dead body of the lioness.

dead center

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the position of a crank when it is in line with the connecting rod and not exerting torque; dead centre

dead centre

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the position of a crank when it is in line with the connecting rod and not exerting torque; dead center

dead drop

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a drop used for the clandestine exchange of intelligence information

dead duck

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. something doomed to failure

dead end

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a passage with access only at one end; cul; cul de sac
  2. a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible; deadlock; impasse; stalemate; standstill
E.g.
  • Highway 912 ends in a dead end in the eastern side of the park.
  • The road continues north as SR 600 to a dead end at a coal mine.
  • Union Cemetery is at dead end.

dead hand

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the oppressive influence of past events or decisions; dead hand of the past; mortmain
  2. real property held inalienably (as by an ecclesiastical corporation); mortmain

dead hand of the past

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the oppressive influence of past events or decisions; dead hand; mortmain

dead heat

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a tie in a race
E.g.
  • The CNN exit polls showed a dead heat between the two.
  • He finished in race in a dead heat for third place with Aintree.
  • Occasionally racers will try to deliberately engineer a dead heat.

dead language

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a language that is no longer learned as a native language

dead letter

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the state of something that has outlived its relevance; non-issue
  2. mail that can neither be delivered nor returned; dead mail

dead load

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a constant load on a structure (e.g. a bridge) due to the weight of the supported structure itself

dead mail

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. mail that can neither be delivered nor returned; dead letter

dead march

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a slow march to be played for funeral processions; funeral march

dead metaphor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a metaphor that has occurred so often that it has become a new meaning of the expression (e.g., `he is a snake' may once have been a metaphor but after years of use it has died and become a new sense of the word `snake'); frozen metaphor

dead nettle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any of various plants of the genus Lamium having clusters of small usually purplish flowers with two lips
  2. foul-smelling perennial Eurasiatic herb with a green creeping rhizome; hedge nettle; Stachys sylvatica
  3. coarse bristly Eurasian plant with white or reddish flowers and foliage resembling that of a nettle; common as a weed in United States; hemp nettle; Galeopsis tetrahit
  4. a plants of the genus Pilea having drooping green flower clusters and smooth translucent stems and leaves; richweed; clearweed; Pilea pumilla

dead on target

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. accurately placed or thrown; true

dead person

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. someone who is no longer alive; dead soul; deceased person; deceased; decedent; departed
E.g.
  • Jas informs Christine that she can give the button to a dead person.
  • This can be cancelled if the family of the dead person have a particular religion.
  • Then, a family member of the dead person puts uncooked rice in the mouth of the body.

dead reckoning

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. navigation without the aid of celestial observations
  2. an estimate based on little or no information; guess; guesswork; guessing; shot

dead ringer

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a person who is almost identical to another; ringer; clone

dead room

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation; morgue; mortuary

dead set

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. fixed in your purpose; bent; bent on; out to

dead soul

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. someone who is no longer alive; dead person; deceased person; deceased; decedent; departed

dead weight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an oppressive encumbrance
  2. a heavy motionless weight

drop dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; die; decease; perish; go; exit; pass away; expire; pass; kick the bucket; cash in one's chips; buy the farm; conk; give-up the ghost; pop off; choke; croak; snuff it

living dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force; zombi; zombie

stop dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. stop moving or become immobilized; freeze

white dead nettle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. European dead nettle with white flowers; Lamium album

found dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The next morning the island’s dog is found dead.
  • Hwang was found dead on the morning of 21 April 1961.
  • Foley was found dead in his home on December 1, 1952.

shot dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He was shot dead on 9 February 2012 by three gunmen.
  • But by the curse, Lakhna is shot dead by Gujjar.
  • Police Lieutenant Arne Sigve Klungland was shot dead.

presumed dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Wick was posted as missing in action, presumed dead.
  • While in exile, he was presumed dead by the ANC.
  • Michael has been missing and is presumed dead.

dead bodies

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • There were six dead bodies outside the village.
  • Nurse Kim gets shocked to find blood and dead bodies.
  • Abha comes with the dead bodies of men of the family.

pronounced dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
  • He was rushed to a hospital but was pronounced dead.
  • On October 14, 2009, Wasserstein was pronounced dead.

dead man

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Scientifically, Mr. Bastiat, you are a dead man".
  • A lamp is burning on the table beside the dead man.
  • The only witness is Kim Soo-jin, the dead man's wife.

already dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Though already dead for three years...
  • Dear Arjuna, they are already dead.
  • I am already dead matter!</poem>

people dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The earthquakes left 81 people dead and 821 injured.
  • He shot two people dead and took others hostage.
  • US drone strike in Jillib leaves 8 people dead.

not dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • I say to them that anarchism is not dead in Africa.
  • However, the daughter of the Lutra chieftain is not dead.
  • Some were not dead and she rescued them.

declared dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Lyman disappeared in 1987 and was declared dead in 1995.
  • He was falsely declared dead in 1937.
  • He was declared dead at 10:20 AM.

war dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They did however breakout the figures of the total war dead.
  • Other memorial crosses commemorate war dead and victims of terrorism.
  • The former central library opened in 1951 as a memorial to the war dead.

dead and wounded

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • AQAP casualties were an unspecified number of dead and wounded.
  • More Americans fell dead and wounded as the volume of fire intensified.
  • (The actual numbers of dead and wounded are known only very imprecisely.

left for dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • All are killed except Cooper who is left for dead.
  • Robert Horton plays a man who was shot and left for dead.
  • Islam was severely injured and left for dead, but survived.

dead wood

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This ant was found living in burrows in dead wood.
  • Larvae develop in dead wood of deciduous trees.
  • Its diet consists of mainly dead wood and leaf litter .

among the dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Even the bodies of four babies were among the dead.
  • Also, there were few local politicians among the dead.
  • Iraqi officials report 13 children were among the dead.

now dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Confident that Jules is now dead, she calls the police.
  • After a mode of death is selected and executed, the machine cheerfully says, "You are now dead.
  • The largest individual for which a photograph was available (now dead) was estimated to be 2300 years old.

up dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • However, some of the released criminals turn up dead.
  • In light of this attack, Amin ended up dead.
  • Lisa goes missing, and later ends up dead.

dead animals

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Newly dead animals may be covered by an exoskeleton.
  • The Nile crocodile also consumes dead animals that would otherwise pollute the waters.
  • Sand, mud and silt deposits covered and sometimes preserved the remains of dead animals and plants.

dead when

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • His leg was smashed practically to pulp, and he was dead when picked up.
  • Thorolf, for example, caused birds to drop dead when they flew over his bowl barrow.
  • In Saint-Domineuc, Pierre Bourtourault was shot dead when gathering hay at the roadside.

dead last

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • However, the team still finished dead last with a 3-8 standing.
  • The Shield finished their inaugural season in dead last with a 4–34–0–4 record.
  • This tournament did not do them any favors as they came in dead last out of seventh.

dead leaves

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Often, the dead leaves will accumulate beneath the plant.
  • Adults resemble dead leaves.
  • It is a nocturnal species, and builds its nests in dense patches of vines or dead leaves.

number of dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Estimates of the number of dead range from 8,000 to 50,000.
  • AQAP casualties were an unspecified number of dead and wounded.
  • Of the number of dead Turks he could give no account: they did not enter the register.

dead people

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • There're a lot of dead people and can't be cremated immediately.
  • Little Miss S. "Little Miss S. is just another one of those famous dead people."
  • "I see dead people.

reported dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • After the doctor checks him, he is reported dead.
  • Some 250 people were reported dead, including tourists.
  • On 1 February 2016, Nauman was erroneously reported dead.

dead wife

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Monet made a study in oils of his dead wife.
  • Years after the tragedy, he meets and falls in love with a young woman who is the exact look-alike of his long dead wife.
  • They come across Dr Beverley Adams, who is experimenting on the brain and is working to bring back his dead wife, Rachel, to life.

dead mother

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Their dead mother had been an Arunta woman known as Annie.
  • Kei reflects on her dead mother and Sammy's childhood ("Higher").
  • The story is about a son who is trying to learn about his dead mother.

confirmed dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Shortly afterwards, he is confirmed dead.
  • Team captain Logan Schatz was also confirmed dead by his father.
  • He was confirmed dead on 7 February.

dead trees

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Its preferred habitat is woodland with a large amount of dead trees.
  • This fungus grows as a mycelium within the wood of living and dead trees.
  • These dead trees are now referred to as the younger layer of forest peat.

dead woman

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The body of a dead woman is found in the river.
  • Lily later gives the Swede money to ensure the dead woman receives a proper burial.
  • Near Augsburg they meet four men bearing a dead woman, and the knight recognizes in her "his love".

dead or alive

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Declared by the Russians a traitor to be taken dead or alive, Aleksandre thus began three decades of resistance.
  • Daken, Lady Deathstrike and Sabretooth agree to find Wolverine dead or alive to ensure his death remains certain.
  • It is a dreadful feeling to come back here from lectures and find not a kindred soul, no one who cares whether one is dead or alive."

dead before

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She told him, "Wait until I'm dead before you make a movie about my life!"
  • Danny Woo, her dead partner, and others dead before their time, murdered victims, etc.
  • Sent back through time by Skynet prior to its erasure, the Terminator shoots John dead before leaving.

dead father

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • But Bellvamangaludu, out of lust, leaves his dead father and goes to Chintamani.
  • Upon speaking to his dead father Calzolaro leaves his troop and becomes a schoolmaster.
  • Jessica is drawn to the lamp and starts to believe her dead father's spirit is inside it.

dead on arrival

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • However, 4 survivors would later be pronounced dead on arrival.
  • He was taken to Singapore General Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival.
  • Both Pilon and Wright were pronounced "dead on arrival" at Olean General Hospital.

dead husband

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Patricia Sherman runs for president in her dead husband's place.
  • Her sanity broke; she started hearing voices and hallucinating, seeing her dead husband.
  • Seeing their resemblance, Sonia then realizes her dead husband is the true father of Gwendolen's child.

dead soldiers

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Copus and the dead soldiers, Shipley, Tedrick, and Warnock, were buried near the cabin.
  • According to the University of North Carolina, as many as 367 unknown dead soldiers are buried under the mound.
  • The dead soldiers amounted to about four percent of the 1914 labor force, and the wounded ones to another six percent.

long dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It was here that he was reunited with his father, someone he thought of as long dead.
  • Years after the tragedy, he meets and falls in love with a young woman who is the exact look-alike of his long dead wife.
  • His presence intimidated Tujue soldiers, who had thought that he was long dead, and he scored a major victory over Ashide Yuanzhen.

all dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • But, they're all dead, and I'm still here at 95."
  • The Tutsi girls are all dead, so you have your chance.'
  • The Tutsi girls are all dead, so you have your chance."

dead fish

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Its main diet is composed of zoo plankton and dead fish or insects.
  • Will and a few others set out to discover the source of the smell and find a huge dead fish on the beach.
  • Between December 28, 2010 and January 3, 2011, 100 tons of dead fish washed ashore on the Brazilian coast.

lying dead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The team soon finds Adam, lying dead from poisonous fruit.
  • His parents are lying dead in the rubble and the only remaining friend is his dog.
  • Morse was lying dead in the dirt outside of camp; he had been "ravaged by animals."
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