Definition of "death" []

  • The act of dying; termination of life. (noun)
  • The state of being dead. (noun)
  • The cause of dying: Drugs were the death of him. (noun)
  • A manner of dying: a heroine's death. (noun)
  • A personification of the destroyer of life, usually represented as a skeleton holding a scythe. (noun)
  • The permanent end of all functions of life in an organism or some of its cellular components (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An instance of this (noun)
  • A murder or killing (noun)
  • Termination or destruction (noun)
  • A state of affairs or an experience considered as terrible as death (noun)
  • A cause or source of death (noun)
  • A personification of death, usually a skeleton or an old man holding a scythe (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "death" in a sentence
  • "Promoted to Headline (H3) on 8/21/09: On 'death panels,' 'socialized medicine' and other red herrings yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'On \'death panels, \' \'socialized medicine\ 'and other red herrings'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: Ain\'t it a shame our so-called liberal media is obsessed with "death panels" of fevered imaginations rather than death panels that exist in the real world, notably in our present health-care system?'"
  • "He felt that he was dying -- "The taste of death," he said to his sister-in-law, "is already on my tongue -- _I taste death_; and who will be near to support my Constance if you go away?""
  • "So in the next verse, "If he continue a day or two," his death is not to be avenged by the _death_ of the _master_, as in that case the crime was to be adjudged _manslaughter_, and not"