Pronunciation: dĕd
a.1.Deprived of life; - opposed to alive and living; reduced to that state of a being in which the organs of motion and life have irrevocably ceased to perform their functions; as, a dead tree; a dead man.
The crew, all except himself, were dead of hunger.
- Arbuthnot.
Seek him with candle, bring him dead or living.
- Shak.
2.Destitute of life; inanimate; as, dead matter.
3.Resembling death in appearance or quality; without show of life; deathlike; as, a dead sleep.
4.Still as death; motionless; inactive; useless; as, dead calm; a dead load or weight.
5.So constructed as not to transmit sound; soundless; as, a dead floor.
6.Unproductive; bringing no gain; unprofitable; as, dead capital; dead stock in trade.
7.Lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless; as, dead eye; dead fire; dead color, etc.
8.Monotonous or unvaried; as, a dead level or pain; a dead wall.
9.Sure as death; unerring; fixed; complete; as, a dead shot; a dead certainty.
I had them a dead bargain.
- Goldsmith.
10.Bringing death; deadly.
11.Wanting in religious spirit and vitality; as, dead faith; dead works.
12.(Paint.) Flat; without gloss; - said of painting which has been applied purposely to have this effect.
13.(Law) Cut off from the rights of a citizen; deprived of the power of enjoying the rights of property; as, one banished or becoming a monk is civilly dead.
14.(Mach.) Not imparting motion or power; as, the dead spindle of a lathe, etc. See Spindle.
15.(Elec.) Carrying no current, or producing no useful effect; - said of a conductor in a dynamo or motor, also of a telegraph wire which has no instrument attached and, therefore, is not in use.
16.Out of play; regarded as out of the game; - said of a ball, a piece, or a player under certain conditions in cricket, baseball, checkers, and some other games.
Dead ahead
(Naut.) directly ahead; - said of a ship or any object, esp. of the wind when blowing from that point toward which a vessel would go.
Dead angle
(Mil.) an angle or space which can not be seen or defended from behind the parapet.
Dead block
either of two wooden or iron blocks intended to serve instead of buffers at the end of a freight car.
Dead calm
(Naut.) no wind at all.
Dead center
(Mach.) either of two points in the orbit of a crank, at which the crank and connecting rod lie a straight line. It corresponds to the end of a stroke; as, A and B are dead centers of the crank mechanism in which the crank C drives, or is driven by, the lever L.
Dead color
(Paint.) a color which has no gloss upon it.
Dead coloring
(Oil paint.) the layer of colors, the preparation for what is to follow. In modern painting this is usually in monochrome.
Dead door
(Shipbuilding) a storm shutter fitted to the outside of the quarter-gallery door.
Dead flat
(Naut.) the widest or midship frame.
Dead freight
(Mar. Law) a sum of money paid by a person who charters a whole vessel but fails to make out a full cargo. The payment is made for the unoccupied capacity.
Dead ground
(Mining) the portion of a vein in which there is no ore.
- Abbott.
Dead hand
a hand that can not alienate, as of a person civilly dead.
Dead head
(Naut.) a rough block of wood used as an anchor buoy.
- Morley.
Dead heat
a heat or course between two or more race horses, boats, etc., in which they come out exactly equal, so that neither wins.
Dead horse
an expression applied to a debt for wages paid in advance.
Dead language
a language which is no longer spoken or in common use by a people, and is known only in writings, as the Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.
Dead letter
a - A letter which, after lying for a certain fixed time uncalled for at the post office to which it was directed, is then sent to the general post office to be opened.
b - That which has lost its force or authority; as, the law has become a dead letter.
Dead-letter office
a department of the general post office where dead letters are examined and disposed of.
Dead level
a term applied to a flat country.
Dead lift
a - a direct lift, without assistance from mechanical advantage, as from levers, pulleys, etc.; hence, an extreme emergency.
b - (Weighlifting) The lifting of a weight from the ground, without raising it to the shoulders.
- Robynson (More's Utopia).
Dead line
(Mil.) a line drawn within or around a military prison, to cross which involves for a prisoner the penalty of being instantly shot.
Dead load
(Civil Engin.) a constant, motionless load, as the weight of a structure, in distinction from a moving load, as a train of cars, or a variable pressure, as of wind.
Dead march
(Mus.) a piece of solemn music intended to be played as an accompaniment to a funeral procession.
Dead nettle
(Bot.) a harmless plant with leaves like a nettle (Lamium album).
Dead oil
(Chem.) the heavy oil obtained in the distillation of coal tar, and containing phenol, naphthalus, etc.
Dead plate
(Mach.) a solid covering over a part of a fire grate, to prevent the entrance of air through that part.
Dead pledge
a mortgage. See Mortgage.
Dead point
(Mach.) See Dead center.
Dead reckoning
(Naut.) the method of determining the place of a ship from a record kept of the courses sailed as given by compass, and the distance made on each course as found by log, with allowance for leeway, etc., without the aid of celestial observations.
Dead rise
the transverse upward curvature of a vessel's floor.
Dead rising
an elliptical line drawn on the sheer plan to determine the sweep of the floorheads throughout the ship's length.
Dead-Sea apple
See under Apple.
Dead set
See under Set.
Dead shot
a - An unerring marksman.
b - A shot certain to be made.
Dead smooth
the finest cut made; - said of files.
Dead wall
(Arch.) a blank wall unbroken by windows or other openings.
Dead water
(Naut.) the eddy water closing in under a ship's stern when sailing.
Dead weight
a - A heavy or oppressive burden.
b - (Shipping) A ship's lading, when it consists of heavy goods; or, the heaviest part of a ship's cargo.
- Dryden.
c - (Railroad) The weight of rolling stock, the live weight being the load.
Dead wind
(Naut.) a wind directly ahead, or opposed to the ship's course.
- Knight.
To be dead
to die.
I deme thee, thou must algate be dead.
- Chaucer.
adv.1.To a degree resembling death; to the last degree; completely; wholly.
I was tired of reading, and dead sleepy.
- Dickens.
Dead drunk
so drunk as to be unconscious.
n.1.The most quiet or deathlike time; the period of profoundest repose, inertness, or gloom; as, the dead of winter.
When the drum beat at dead of night.
- Campbell.
2.One who is dead; - commonly used collectively.
And Abraham stood up from before his dead.
- Gen. xxiii. 3.
v. t.1.To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigor.
v. i.1.To die; to lose life or force.
Noun1.dead - people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead"
living - people who are still living; "save your pity for the living"
2.dead - a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense; "the dead of winter"
Adj.1.dead - 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"
alive - possessing life; "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned alive"
2.dead - 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"
live - showing characteristics of life; exerting force or containing energy; "live coals"; "tossed a live cigarette out the window"; "got a shock from a live wire"; "live ore is unmined ore"; "a live bomb"; "a live ball is one in play"
3.dead - very tired; "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"
Synonyms: all in, beat, bushed
4.dead - unerringly accurate; "a dead shot"; "took dead aim"
5.dead - physically inactive; "Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range"
6.dead - total; "dead silence"; "utter seriousness"
Synonyms: utter
7.dead - not endowed with life; "the inorganic world is inanimate"; "inanimate objects"; "dead stones"
Synonyms: nonliving, inanimate
8.dead - (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive; "passersby were dead to our plea for help"; "numb to the cries for mercy"
Synonyms: numb
9.dead - devoid of physical sensation; numb; "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"
Synonyms: deadened
10.dead - lacking acoustic resonance; "dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs"; "the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio"
11.dead - not yielding a return; "dead capital"; "idle funds"
Synonyms: idle
12.dead - not circulating or flowing; "dead air"; "dead water"; "stagnant water"
Synonyms: stagnant
13.dead - out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown; "a dead telephone line"; "the motor is dead"
14.dead - not surviving in active use; "Latin is a dead language"
15.dead - lacking resilience or bounce; "a dead tennis ball"
16.dead - no longer in force or use; inactive; "a defunct (or dead) law"; "a defunct organization"
Synonyms: defunct
17.dead - no longer having force or relevance; "a dead issue"
18.dead - sudden and complete; "came to a dead stop"
19.dead - drained of electric charge; discharged; "a dead battery"; "left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained"
Synonyms: drained
20.dead - lacking animation or excitement or activity; "the party being dead we left early"; "it was a lifeless party until she arrived"
Synonyms: lifeless
21.dead - devoid of activity; "this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here"
Adv.1.dead - quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly"
Synonyms: abruptly, short, suddenly
2.dead - completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers; "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"; "dead right"
1.dead - Non-functional; down; crashed. Especially used of hardware.
2.dead - At XEROX PARC, software that is working but not undergoing continued development and support.
To see the dead in your dream, forewarns that you are being influenced by negative people and are hanging around the wrong crowd. You may suffer material loss. This dream may also be a way for you to resolve your feelings with those who have passed on. 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dead ahead
dead air
Dead angle
dead animal
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dead beat
Dead block
dead body
Dead calm
dead center
dead centre
dead code
Dead color
Dead coloring
Dead door
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