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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)

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 "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"