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Definition of "dead" []

  • Having lost life; no longer alive. (adjective)
  • Marked for certain death; doomed: was marked as a dead man by the assassin. (adjective)
  • Having the physical appearance of death: a dead pallor. (adjective)
  • Lacking feeling or sensitivity; numb or unresponsive: Passersby were dead to our pleas for help. (adjective)
  • Weary and worn-out; exhausted. (adjective)

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.

Use "dead" in a sentence
  • "Total nonsense..dead guys doing spinal surgeries on dead guys and what not.."
  • "Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been _dead_ four days."
  • "In such a sentence as “That fierce lion who came here is dead, ” the class of “lion, ” which we may call the animal class, would be referred to by concording prefixes no less than six times, —with the demonstrative (“that”), the qualifying adjective, the noun itself, the relative pronoun, the subjective prefix to the verb of the relative clause, and the subjective prefix to the verb of the main clause (“is dead”)."