dead

Definitions


[dɛd], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- no longer alive
(e.g: a dead body)

- (of a place or time) characterized by a lack of activity or excitement
(e.g: Brussels isn't dead after dark, if you know where to look)

- (of a piece of equipment) no longer functioning
(e.g: the phone had gone dead)

- no longer current, relevant, or important
(e.g: pollution had become a dead issue)

- (of sound) without resonance; dull
(e.g: the note sounds dead compared to all others on the keyboard)

- complete; absolute
(e.g: we sat in dead silence)


Phrases:
- dead 'un
- dead and buried
- dead from the neck up
- dead in the water
- dead meat
- dead on
- dead on arrival
- dead on one's feet
- dead to the world
- from the dead
- more dead than alive
- stop dead
- the dead of night
- the dead of winter
- the dead ring of
- wouldn't be caught dead

Origin:
Old English dēad, of Germanic origin: related to Dutch dood and German tot, also to die


[dɛd], (Adverb)

Definitions:
- absolutely; completely
(e.g: you're dead right)


Phrases:
- dead 'un
- dead and buried
- dead from the neck up
- dead in the water
- dead meat
- dead on
- dead on arrival
- dead on one's feet
- dead to the world
- from the dead
- more dead than alive
- stop dead
- the dead of night
- the dead of winter
- the dead ring of
- wouldn't be caught dead

Origin:




definition by Oxford Dictionaries