Meaning of DEATH in English


[death] n [ME deeth, fr. OE death; akin to ON dauthi death, deyja to die--more at die] (bef. 12c) 1: a permanent cessation of all vital functions: the end of life--compare brain death

2: the cause or occasion of loss of life "drinking was the ~ of him" 3 cap: the destroyer of life represented usu. as a skeleton with a scythe

4: the state of being dead

5. a: the passing or destruction of something inanimate "the ~ of vaudeville" b: extinction

6: civil death 7: slaughter

8. Christian Science: the lie of life in matter: that which is unreal and untrue: illusion -- at death's door : close to death: critically ill -- to death : beyond endurance: excessively "bored to death"

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