1. [ adjective ] no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life

"the nerve is dead" "a dead pallor" "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin"

Related terms: alive asleep late deathlike doomed lifeless bloodless stone-dead bloodless murdered breathless nonviable stillborn defunct executed slain fallen brain_dead assassinated d.o.a. cold animation animation
2. [ noun ] people who are no longer living

"they buried the dead"

Related terms: living people slain dead_person
3. [ adjective ] not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat

"Mars is a dead planet" "a dead battery" "dead soil" "dead coals" "the fire is dead"

Related terms: live extinct out_of_play lifeless barren
4. [ adjective ] (informal) very tired
Synonyms: beat bushed all_in

"was all in at the end of the day" "so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere" "bushed after all that exercise" "I'm dead after that long trip"

Related terms: colloquialism tired
5. [ adjective ] physically inactive

"Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range"

Related terms: extinct
6. [ adjective ] total
Synonyms: utter

"dead silence" "utter seriousness"

Related terms: absolute
7. [ noun ] a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense

"the dead of winter"

Related terms: time
8. [ adjective ] unerringly accurate

"a dead shot" "took dead aim"

Related terms: precise
9. [ adjective ] out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown

"a dead telephone line" "the motor is dead"

Related terms: malfunctioning
10. [ adjective ] not yielding a return
Synonyms: idle

"dead capital" "idle funds"

Related terms: unprofitable
11. [ adjective ] lacking animation or excitement or activity
Synonyms: lifeless

"the party being dead we left early" "it was a lifeless party until she arrived"

Related terms: unanimated
12. [ adjective ] (acoustics) lacking acoustic resonance

"dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs" "the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio"

Related terms: unreverberant
13. [ adjective ] sudden and complete

"came to a dead stop"

Related terms: complete
14. [ adjective ] drained of electric charge; discharged
Synonyms: drained

"a dead battery" "left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained"

Related terms: uncharged
15. [ adjective ] not endowed with life
Synonyms: nonliving inanimate

"the inorganic world is inanimate" "inanimate objects" "dead stones"

Related terms: animate nonconscious animateness
16. [ adjective ] not circulating or flowing
Synonyms: stagnant

"dead air" "dead water" "stagnant water"

Related terms: standing
17. [ adverb ] completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers
Synonyms: perfectly absolutely utterly

"an absolutely magnificent painting" "a perfectly idiotic idea" "you're perfectly right" "utterly miserable" "you can be dead sure of my innocence" "was dead tired"

Related terms: absolute arrant arrant arrant
18. [ adjective ] no longer in force or use; inactive
Synonyms: defunct

"a defunct (or dead) law" "a defunct organization"

Related terms: inoperative
19. [ adjective ] not surviving in active use

"Latin is a dead language"

Related terms: extinct
20. [ adjective ] devoid of physical sensation; numb
Synonyms: deadened

"his gums were dead from the novocain" "she felt no discomfort as the dentist drilled her deadened tooth" "a public desensitized by continuous television coverage of atrocities"

Related terms: insensitive
21. [ adjective ] (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive
Synonyms: numb

"passersby were dead to our plea for help" "numb to the cries for mercy"

Related terms: insensitive
22. [ adjective ] lacking resilience or bounce

"a dead tennis ball"

Related terms: inelastic
23. [ adjective ] no longer having force or relevance

"a dead issue"

Related terms: noncurrent
24. [ adverb ] quickly and without warning
Synonyms: suddenly abruptly short

"he stopped suddenly"

Related terms: sudden abrupt sudden abrupt
25. [ adjective ] devoid of activity

"this is a dead town nothing ever happens here"

Related terms: inactive
Similar spelling:   Deady