Meaning of DEAD in English


adj bringing death; deadly.

2. dead ·adj destitute of life; inanimate; as, dead matter.

3. dead ·noun one who is dead;

— commonly used collectively.

4. dead ·vi to die; to lose life or force.

5. dead ·adj monotonous or unvaried; as, a dead level or pain; a dead wall.

6. dead ·adj wanting in religious spirit and vitality; as, dead faith; dead works.

7. dead ·adj so constructed as not to transmit sound; soundless; as, a dead floor.

8. dead ·adv to a degree resembling death; to the last degree; completely; wholly.

9. dead ·adj sure as death; unerring; fixed; complete; as, a dead shot; a dead certainty.

10. dead ·adj not brilliant; not rich; thus, brown is a dead color, as compared with crimson.

11. dead ·adj still as death; motionless; inactive; useless; as, dead calm; a dead load or weight.

12. dead ·adj unproductive; bringing no gain; unprofitable; as, dead capital; dead stock in trade.

13. dead ·vt to make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigor.

14. dead ·adj lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless; as, dead eye; dead fire; dead color, ·etc.

15. dead ·adj resembling death in appearance or quality; without show of life; deathlike; as, a dead sleep.

xvi. dead ·adj flat; without gloss;

— said of painting which has been applied purposely to have this effect.

xvii. dead ·adj not imparting motion or power; as, the dead spindle of a lathe, ·etc. ·see spindle.

xviii. dead ·noun the most quiet or deathlike time; the period of profoundest repose, inertness, or gloom; as, the dead of winter.

xix. dead ·adj 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.

xx. dead ·add. ·adj 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.

xxi. dead ·add. ·adj 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.

xxii. dead ·adj 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.

Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Webster.