Definitions of dead:
- noun: people who are no longer living
Example: "They buried the dead"
- noun: a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
Example: "The dead of winter"
- adjective: unerringly accurate
Example: "A dead shot"
- adjective: not yielding a return
Example: "Dead capital"
- adjective: lacking acoustic resonance
Example: "Dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs"
- adjective: devoid of physical sensation; numb
Example: "His gums were dead from the novocain"
- adjective: devoid of activity
Example: "This is a dead town"
- adjective: physically inactive
Example: "Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range"
- adjective: no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life
Example: "The nerve is dead"
- adjective: not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat
Example: "Mars is a dead planet"
- adjective: lacking animation or excitement or activity
Example: "The party being dead we left early"
- adjective: drained of electric charge; discharged
Example: "A dead battery"
- adjective: no longer having force or relevance
Example: "A dead issue"
- adjective: no longer in force or use; inactive
Example: "A defunct (or dead) law"
- adjective: lacking resilience or bounce
Example: "A dead tennis ball"
- adjective: not surviving in active use
Example: "Latin is a dead language"
- adjective: out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown
Example: "A dead telephone line"
- adjective: not endowed with life
Example: "Dead stones"
- adverb: completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers
Example: "You can be dead sure of my innocence"
- adverb: quickly and without warning
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