[ UK /dˈɛd/ ]
[ US /ˈdɛd/ ]
[ US /ˈdɛd/ ]
people who are no longer living
they buried the dead
a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
the dead of winter
not surviving in active use
Latin is a dead language
a dead shot
took dead aim
lacking resilience or bounce
a dead tennis ball
lacking acoustic resonance
the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio
dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs
not circulating or flowing
no longer having force or relevance
a dead issue
not yielding a return
devoid of physical sensation; numb
a public desensitized by continuous television coverage of atrocities
she felt no discomfort as the dentist drilled her deadened tooth
his gums were dead from the novocain
drained of electric charge; discharged
a dead battery
left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained
(followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive
numb to the cries for mercy
passersby were dead to our plea for help
Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range
the complete stoppage of an action
came to a dead stop
not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat
the fire is dead
Mars is a dead planet
I'm dead after that long trip
so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere
was all in at the end of the day
bushed after all that exercise
out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown
a dead telephone line
the motor is dead
no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life
the nerve is dead
he was marked as a dead man by the assassin
a dead pallor
devoid of activity
this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here
quickly and without warning
he stopped suddenly
completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers
an absolutely magnificent painting
a perfectly idiotic idea
was dead tired
you're perfectly right
you can be dead sure of my innocence
How To Use dead In A Sentence
- It was a simple rectangle of crudely mounded basalt rocks, a distinctive arrangement reminiscent of the way Samoans and other Polynesians marked their dead in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
- The little divil that stole the dog-team an 'wint over the Pass in the dead o' winter for to see where the world come to an ind on the ither side, just because old Matt McCarthy was afther tellin 'her fairy stories? CHAPTER I
- The plan is a dead duck: there's no money.
- He was afraid of waking up in the morning and finding that Jessie was dead.
- It will take away from the classic perspective of looking at city hall dead on.
- Winter is traditionally the dead season for the housing market.
- But after three consecutive nights of camping out I'd had enough, especially since the last had been spent near Verdun in Le Foret du Mort Homme, which translates as Dead Man's Forest.
- Having drop-dead gorgeous, private, windowed offices makes it a lot easier to recruit the kinds of superstars that produce ten times as much as the merely brilliant software developers.
- My monitor fills with images of two men saluting, grinning thumbs up or looking dead serious.
- An Iron Ancestor is a reanimated and iron - forged dead body possessed by a ghost.