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1. death [ n ] the event of dying or departure from life
Examples: : "her death came as a terrible shock" "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"

Used in print:


In_a_sense , the showdown promised by Mr._Hammarskjold 's sudden and tragic death has been avoided ; no precedents have been set as_yet ; structurally , the U.N. is still fluid , vulnerable to the pressures that its new and enlarged membership are bringing_to_bear upon it .

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

The death of a man is unique , and yet it is universal .

His death is his alone , yet each man can see his own death in the crucifixion of Jesus .

His death is his alone , yet each man can see his own death in the crucifixion of Jesus .

Each man can identify himself with the history and the death of Jesus_Christ because Jesus_Christ has identified himself with human history and human_death , coming as the head of a new humanity .

Synonyms death decease Related Terms birth change loss fatality finish Crucifixion martyrdom wrongful_death megadeath die die

2. death [ n ] the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism
Examples: "the animal died a painful death"

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(Harold Rosenberg, "The Trial and Eichmann"...)

For almost two months , the defendant and the world heard from individuals escaped from the grave about fathers and mothers , graybeards , adolescents , babies , starved , beaten to death , strangled , machine-gunned , gassed , burned .

As the first collective confrontation of the Nazi outrage , the Trial of Eichmann represents a recovery of the Jews from the shock of the death camps , a recovery that took fifteen years and which is still by_no_means complete ( though let no one believe that it could be hastened by silence ) .

(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)

First came the cannon_fodder , white clad civilians being driven into death as a massive human battering_ram .

(Doris Miles Disney, Mrs. Meeker's Money....)

`` Do n't forget , there was the hope it would pass for a natural death '' , Pauling reminded him .

No other cause of death apparent .

Synonyms death Related Terms organic_phenomenon necrosis necrobiosis brain_death die

3. death [ n ] the time at which life ends; continuing until dead
Examples: "she stayed until his death" "a struggle to the last"

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(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)

The waves of a 1923 tsunami in Sagami_Bay brought to the surface and battered to death huge numbers of fishes that normally live at a depth of 3000 feet .

(Gene Caesar, Rifle for Rent....)

I heard o ' Texas cattlemen wrappin ' a cow thief up in green hides and lettin ' the sun shrink ' em and squeeze him to death .

Synonyms death last Related Terms end die

4. Death [ n ] the personification of death
Examples: "Death walked the streets of the plague-bound city"

Synonyms Death Related Terms imaginary_being grim_reaper die

5. death [ n ] the absence of life or state of being dead
Examples: "he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life"

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(The Atlanta Constitution...)

The former county school_superintendent , George_P._Callan , shot himself to death March 18 , four days after he resigned his post in a dispute with the county school_board .


But at_least the pessimists who believed that the world_organization had plunged to its death in that plane crash in the Congo have been proved wrong .

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

This idea , which occurs in both Tatian and Cyprian , fits especially well into the scheme of Irenaeus ' theology ; for it prepares the way for the passage from life through death to life that is achieved in Christ .

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

The horrifying humor , the specifically sexual embarrassment of the joke gone_wrong , the monstrous image of the fat man dressed_up as a whore dressing_up as a baby ; the epiphany of that quivering flesh ; the bringing_together around it of the secret liaison between indolent , mindless sensuality and sharp , shrewd talent , cleverness with an occasional touch of genius ( which , however , does not know `` how to attack the problem of suffering '' ) ; the miraculous way in which music , revelation and death are associated in a single instant - all this seems a triumph of art , a rather desperate art , in itself ; beyond itself , also , it evokes numerous and distant resonances from the entire body of Mann 's work .

The highroad , one might say at_first , belongs_to life , while the way to the churchyard belongs_to death .

Synonyms death Related Terms state rest sudden_infant_death_syndrome neonatal_death extinction die

6. death [ n ] the time when something ends
Examples: "it was the death of all his plans" "a dying of old hopes"

Used in print:

(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)

First came the cannon_fodder , white clad civilians being driven into death as a massive human battering_ram .

(R. F. Shaw, "The `Private Eye`"...)

The birth of the myth compensates for the death of the ideal .

Synonyms death dying demise Related Terms birth end grave life die

7. death [ n ] the act of killing
Examples: "he had two deaths on his conscience"

Synonyms death Related Terms killing die

8. death [ n ] a final state
Examples: "he came to a bad end" "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"

Synonyms end death destruction Related Terms state terminate end die

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