1. [ noun ] the event of dying or departure from life
Synonyms: decease

: "her death came as a terrible shock" "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"

Related terms: birth change loss fatality finish Crucifixion martyrdom wrongful_death megadeath die die
2. [ noun ] (biology) the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism

"the animal died a painful death"

Related terms: organic_phenomenon necrosis necrobiosis brain_death die
3. [ noun ] the time at which life ends; continuing until dead
Synonyms: last

"she stayed until his death" "a struggle to the last"

Related terms: end die
4. [ noun ] the personification of death

"Death walked the streets of the plague-bound city"

Related terms: imaginary_being grim_reaper die
5. [ noun ] the absence of life or state of being dead

"he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life"

Related terms: state rest sudden_infant_death_syndrome neonatal_death extinction die
6. [ noun ] the time when something ends
Synonyms: dying demise

"it was the death of all his plans" "a dying of old hopes"

Related terms: birth end grave life die
7. [ noun ] the act of killing

"he had two deaths on his conscience"

Related terms: killing die
8. [ noun ] a final state
Synonyms: end destruction

"he came to a bad end" "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"

Related terms: state terminate end die
Similar spelling:   dethaw