dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


11 definitions found
 for Dead
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sainted \Saint"ed\, a.
     1. Consecrated; sacred; holy; pious. "A most sainted king."
        --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Amongst the enthroned gods on sainted seats.
                                                    --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Entered into heaven; -- a euphemism for dead.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dead \Dead\ (d[e^]d), a. [OE. ded, dead, deed, AS. de['a]d; akin
     to OS. d[=o]d, D. dood, G. todt, tot, Icel. dau[eth]r, Sw. &
     Dan. d["o]d, Goth. daubs; prop. p. p. of an old verb meaning
     to die. See Die, and cf. Death.]
     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 queen, my
        lord, is dead." --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The crew, all except himself, were dead of hunger.
                                                    --Arbuthnot.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Seek him with candle, bring him dead or living.
                                                    --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Destitute of life; inanimate; as, dead matter.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Resembling death in appearance or quality; without show of
        life; deathlike; as, a dead sleep.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. Still as death; motionless; inactive; useless; as, dead
        calm; a dead load or weight.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     5. So constructed as not to transmit sound; soundless; as, a
        dead floor.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     6. Unproductive; bringing no gain; unprofitable; as, dead
        capital; dead stock in trade.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     7. Lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless; as, dead eye;
        dead fire; dead color, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     8. Monotonous or unvaried; as, a dead level or pain; a dead
        wall. "The ground is a dead flat." --C. Reade.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     9. Sure as death; unerring; fixed; complete; as, a dead shot;
        a dead certainty.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              I had them a dead bargain.            --Goldsmith.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     10. Bringing death; deadly. --Shak.
         [1913 Webster]
  
     11. Wanting in religious spirit and vitality; as, dead faith;
         dead works. "Dead in trespasses." --Eph. ii. 1.
         [1913 Webster]
  
     12. (Paint.)
         (a) Flat; without gloss; -- said of painting which has
             been applied purposely to have this effect.
         (b) Not brilliant; not rich; thus, brown is a dead color,
             as compared with crimson.
             [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
         [1913 Webster]
  
     14. (Mach.) Not imparting motion or power; as, the dead
         spindle of a lathe, etc. See Spindle.
         [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
         [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     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.
  
               [In golf], a ball is said to lie dead when it lies
               so near the hole that the player is certain to hole
               it in the next stroke.               --Encyc. of
                                                    Sport.
         [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     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, or Dead point (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.
        --Abbott.
  
     Dead ground (Mining), the portion of a vein in which there
        is no ore.
  
     Dead hand, a hand that can not alienate, as of a person
        civilly dead. "Serfs held in dead hand." --Morley. See
        Mortmain.
  
     Dead head (Naut.), a rough block of wood used as an anchor
        buoy.
  
     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. [Law]
  
     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 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. --Dryden.
         (b) (Shipping) A ship's lading, when it consists of heavy
             goods; or, the heaviest part of a ship's cargo.
         (c) (Railroad) The weight of rolling stock, the live
             weight being the load. --Knight.
  
     Dead wind (Naut.), a wind directly ahead, or opposed to the
        ship's course.
  
     To be dead, to die. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              I deme thee, thou must algate be dead. --Chaucer.
  
     Syn: Inanimate; deceased; extinct. See Lifeless.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dead \Dead\, v. i.
     To die; to lose life or force. [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster]
  
           So iron, as soon as it is out of the fire, deadeth
           straightway.                             --Bacon.
     [1913 Webster] dead beat

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dead \Dead\ (d[e^]d), adv.
     To a degree resembling death; to the last degree; completely;
     wholly. [Colloq.]
     [1913 Webster]
  
           I was tired of reading, and dead sleepy. --Dickens.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Dead drunk, so drunk as to be unconscious.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dead \Dead\ (d[e^]d), n.
     1. The most quiet or deathlike time; the period of
        profoundest repose, inertness, or gloom; as, the dead of
        winter.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              When the drum beat at dead of night.  --Campbell.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. One who is dead; -- commonly used collectively.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              And Abraham stood up from before his dead. --Gen.
                                                    xxiii. 3.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dead \Dead\, v. t.
     To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigor.
     [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Heaven's stern decree,
           With many an ill, hath numbed and deaded me. --Chapman.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dead
      adv 1: quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly" [syn:
             abruptly, suddenly, short, dead]
      2: 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" [syn: absolutely, perfectly,
         utterly, dead]
      adj 1: 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" [ant: alive(p),
             live]
      2: 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"; "dead soil"; "dead coals";
         "the fire is dead" [ant: live]
      3: 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" [syn: all
         in(p), beat(p), bushed(p), dead(p)]
      4: unerringly accurate; "a dead shot"; "took dead aim"
      5: physically inactive; "Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead
         volcano of the Cascade Range"
      6: (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity;
         unresponsive; "passersby were dead to our plea for help";
         "numb to the cries for mercy" [syn: dead(p), numb(p)]
      7: 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" [syn: dead, deadened]
      8: lacking acoustic resonance; "dead sounds characteristic of
         some compact discs"; "the dead wall surfaces of a recording
         studio"
      9: not yielding a return; "dead capital"; "idle funds" [syn:
         dead, idle]
      10: not circulating or flowing; "dead air"; "dead water";
          "stagnant water" [syn: dead(a), stagnant]
      11: not surviving in active use; "Latin is a dead language"
      12: lacking resilience or bounce; "a dead tennis ball"
      13: out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown; "a
          dead telephone line"; "the motor is dead"
      14: no longer having force or relevance; "a dead issue"
      15: complete; "came to a dead stop"; "utter seriousness" [syn:
          dead(a), utter]
      16: drained of electric charge; discharged; "a dead battery";
          "left the lights on and came back to find the battery
          drained" [syn: dead, drained]
      17: devoid of activity; "this is a dead town; nothing ever
          happens here"
      n 1: people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead"
           [ant: living]
      2: a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with
         death) is intense; "the dead of winter"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  607 Moby Thesaurus words for "dead":
     SOL, a outrance, abeyant, abrupt, abruptly, absolute, absolutely,
     accurate, achromatic, achromic, ago, all bets off, all gone,
     all in, all off, all out, all over, all up, all-out, anechoic,
     anemic, anesthetized, annihilated, antiquated, antique, apathetic,
     arid, ashen, ashes, ashy, asleep, asleep in Jesus, at an end,
     at rest, awful silence, barren, bated, beat, beat up, beaten,
     beige, belowground, benumbed, bereft of life, beyond all bounds,
     beyond compare, beyond comparison, beyond measure, blah, bland,
     blank, blase, bleak, bled white, blind, blind-alley, bloodless,
     bloody, blown over, body, bone-weary, bones, bored, boring,
     breathless, buried, bushed, by, bygone, bypast, cadaver,
     cadaverous, called home, callous, calm, canceled, carcass, carrion,
     cataleptic, catatonic, categorical, categorically, cecal, certain,
     characterless, chloranemic, choked, choked off, clay, closed, cold,
     collapsing, colorless, comatose, commonplace, complete, completely,
     concluded, constricted, contracted, cool, corpse, corpselike,
     corpus delicti, crack, croaked, crowbait, damned, damped, dampened,
     dated, dead ahead, dead and buried, dead and gone, dead asleep,
     dead body, dead man, dead of night, dead person, dead-and-alive,
     dead-end, dead-tired, deadbeat, deadened, deadly, deadly pale,
     death-struck, deathful, deathlike, deathlike silence, deathly,
     deathly pale, debilitated, deceased, decedent, decided, deep,
     deep asleep, definitely, defunct, deleted, demised, departed,
     departed this life, depths, destitute of life, dilute, diluted,
     dim, dimmed, dingy, direct, directly, discolored, dismal, disused,
     dog-tired, dog-weary, done, done for, done in, done up, done with,
     doped, dopey, dormant, down the drain, downright, drab, draggy,
     drained, drearisome, dreary, droopy, drugged, dry, dry bones,
     dryasdust, due, due north, dull, dulled, dun, dust, dusty, earth,
     effete, elapsed, elephantine, embalmed corpse, emotionless, empty,
     ended, enervated, entire, entirely, essentially, etiolated, even,
     exact, exactly, exanimate, exhausted, expired, expressly, expunged,
     exsanguinated, exsanguine, exsanguineous, extinct, extinguished,
     extreme, extremely, fade, faded, fagged out, faint, faithfully,
     fallen, fallow, fast asleep, fatigued, fini, finished, flaked-out,
     flat, flat out, flavorless, food for worms, forgotten, forthright,
     foul, frigid, full, fundamentally, ghastly, golden silence, gone,
     gone glimmering, gone out, gone to glory, gone west, gone-by, gray,
     grey, groggy, gruelly, had it, haggard, half-conscious, hardened,
     has-been, heavy, hebetudinous, ho-hum, hollow, hueless, hush,
     hush of night, hypochromic, immeasurably, impassible, imperceptive,
     impercipient, impervious, in a beeline, in abeyance,
     in all respects, in every respect, in line with, in suspense,
     in the extreme, inactive, inane, inanimate, inaudibility,
     incalculably, indefinitely, indifferent, inert, inexcitable,
     infertile, infinitely, inorganic, insensate, insensible,
     insensitive, insentient, insipid, inured, ipsissimis verbis,
     irrecoverable, jaded, jejune, just, kaput, kaputt, knocked out,
     lackadaisical, lackluster, languid, languorous, lapsed, late,
     late lamented, latent, launched into eternity, leaden, lethargic,
     lifeless, listless, literally, literatim, livid, logy, lost,
     low-spirited, lucid stillness, lukewarm, lull, lumpish, lurid,
     lusterless, martyred, mat, mealy, middle, midst, mild,
     milk-and-water, monotonous, moribund, mortal remains, most,
     motionless, muddy, muffled, mum, mummification, mummy, muted,
     narcotized, neutral, nirvanic, no more, noiselessness, numb,
     numbed, obdurate, oblivious, obsolete, obtuse, ordinary,
     organic remains, out, out cold, out of it, out of style,
     out of use, out-and-out, outmoded, outright, outworn, over, pale,
     pale as death, pale-faced, pallid, pappy, passe, passed,
     passed away, passed on, passive, past, pasty, peace, pedestrian,
     perfect, perfected, perfectly, perished, phlegmatic, played out,
     plodding, plumb, point-blank, pointless, poky, ponderous, pooped,
     pooped out, positively, precise, precisely, profound, prosaic,
     prostrate, pulpy, purely, pushing up daisies, quiescence, quiet,
     quietness, quietude, radically, ready to drop, released, relics,
     reliquiae, remains, reposing, rest, resting easy, right, rigid,
     rigidly, rigorously, run out, run-of-the-mill, sainted, sallow,
     sapless, sated, savorless, sedentary, semiconscious, senseless,
     set at rest, settled, shot, shut, sickly, silence, silentness,
     skeleton, slack, sleeping, sleepy, slow, sluggish, slumbering,
     smitten with death, smoldering, smothered, softened, solemn,
     solemn silence, somber, somnolent, sordo, sound asleep,
     soundlessness, spaced out, spent, spiceless, spiritless, square,
     squarely, squeezed shut, stagnant, stagnating, stale, standing,
     static, sterile, stiff, stifled, still, stillborn, stillness,
     stodgy, stoned, stony, straight, straight across, straight ahead,
     straightforward, straightforwards, straightly, strangulated,
     strictly, strung out, stuffy, stultified, subdued, sudden,
     suddenly, superficial, superseded, supine, sure, suspended,
     tacitness, taciturnity, taken away, taken off, tallow-faced, tame,
     tasteless, tedious, tenement of clay, terminated, the dead,
     the deceased, the defunct, the departed, the great majority,
     the loved one, the majority, thick-skinned, thick-witted, thin,
     thorough, thoroughly, through, through and through, through with,
     tired out, tired to death, tiresome, to the letter,
     tomblike silence, toneless, torpid, total, totally, tranquillity,
     tuckered out, two-dimensional, unanimated, unaroused, unbroken,
     uncolored, unconcerned, unconditionally, unconscious,
     undeviatingly, unemotional, unequivocally, unerring, unerringly,
     unfeeling, unfelt, unflavored, unfruitful, uninterested,
     uninteresting, unlively, unmitigated, unmoving, unopen, unopened,
     unperceptive, unproductive, unqualified, unrelieved, unresponsive,
     unsavory, unswervingly, unsympathetic, unveeringly, unvented,
     unventilated, used up, utter, utterly, vanished, vapid, vegetable,
     vegetative, verbally, verbatim, verbatim et litteratim, wan,
     washed up, washed-out, washed-up, washy, watered, watered-down,
     watery, waxen, weak, weary, weary unto death, whacked, whey-faced,
     whisht, white, wiped out, wishy-washy, with a vengeance,
     with the Lord, with the saints, without life,
     without vital functions, wooden, word by word, word for word,
     world-weary, worn out, worn-out, wound up, zapped, zonked,
     zonked out
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  dead
   adj.
  
      1. Non-functional; down; crashed. Especially used of hardware.
  
      2. At XEROX PARC, software that is working but not undergoing continued
      development and support.
  
      3. Useless; inaccessible. Antonym: live. Compare dead code.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  dead
  
     1. Non-functional; down; crashed.  Especially used of
     hardware.
  
     2. At XEROX PARC, software that is working but not
     undergoing continued development and support.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  DEAD, adj.
  
      Done with the work of breathing; done
      With all the world; the mad race run
      Though to the end; the golden goal
      Attained and found to be a hole!
                                                          Squatol Johnes
  

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org