Associations to the word «Dead»


DEAD, adjective. (not comparable) No longer living.
DEAD, adjective. (hyperbole) Figuratively, not alive; lacking life
DEAD, adjective. (of another person) So hated that they are absolutely ignored.
DEAD, adjective. Without emotion.
DEAD, adjective. Stationary; static.
DEAD, adjective. Without interest to one of the senses; dull; flat.
DEAD, adjective. Unproductive.
DEAD, adjective. (not comparable) (of a machine, device, or electrical circuit) Completely inactive; without power; without a signal.
DEAD, adjective. (not comparable) Broken or inoperable.
DEAD, adjective. (not comparable) No longer used or required.
DEAD, adjective. (not comparable) (sports) Not in play.
DEAD, adjective. (not comparable) (golf) (of a golf ball) Lying so near the hole that the player is certain to hole it in the next stroke.
DEAD, adjective. (not comparable) (baseball) (slang) (1800s) Tagged out.
DEAD, adjective. (not comparable) Full and complete.
DEAD, adjective. (not comparable) Exact.
DEAD, adjective. Experiencing pins and needles (paresthesia).
DEAD, adjective. (informal) (Certain to be) in big trouble.
DEAD, adjective. Constructed so as not to transmit sound; soundless.
DEAD, adjective. (obsolete) Bringing death; deadly.
DEAD, adjective. (legal) Cut off from the rights of a citizen; deprived of the power of enjoying the rights of property.
DEAD, adjective. (engineering) Not imparting motion or power.
DEAD, adverb. (degree) Exactly right.
DEAD, adverb. (degree) Very, absolutely, extremely, suddenly.
DEAD, adverb. As if dead.
DEAD, noun. ​(in the singular) Time when coldness, darkness, or stillness is most intense.
DEAD, noun. (in the plural) Those who have died.
DEAD, verb. (archaic) Formerly, "be dead" was used instead of "have died" as the perfect tense of "die".
DEAD, verb. (transitive) To prevent by disabling; stop.
DEAD, verb. (transitive) To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigour.
DEAD, verb. (UK) (transitive) (slang) To kill.
DEAD 'N' BURIED, adjective. (idiomatic) Contraction of dead and buried.
DEAD AGAINST, adjective. Unequivocally and intransigently opposed to.
DEAD AIR, noun. (idiomatic) (broadcasting) An unintended interruption in a radio broadcast during which there is no sound; a similar interruption of a television broadcast in which there is neither sound nor a video signal.
DEAD AND BURIED, adjective. (idiomatic) Moot, passed, irrelevant, forgotten.
DEAD ANGLE, noun. An angle or space which cannot be seen or defended from behind the parapet of a fortification.
DEAD AS A DODO, adjective. (simile) Undoubtedly and unquestionably dead.
DEAD AS A DODO, adjective. (simile) That has become out of date.
DEAD AS A DOORKNOB, adjective. (simile) Entirely, unquestionably or certainly dead.
DEAD AS A DOORNAIL, adjective. (simile) Unquestionably dead. Used for both inanimate objects and once living beings.
DEAD ASLEEP, adjective. (idiomatic) Sleeping in a deep sleep
DEAD BALL, noun. (ball games) The ball when dead and out of play.
DEAD BALLS, noun. Plural of dead ball
DEAD BAT, noun. (cricket) The bat when held with a light grip such that it gives when the ball strikes it, and the ball loses momentum and falls to the ground.
DEAD BAT, verb. (transitive) (cricket) To play (the ball) with a dead bat.
DEAD BEAT, noun. Alternative spelling of deadbeat
DEAD BIRD, noun. (baseball) (slang) a ball which falls over the infielders' heads for a hit as if it were a bird shot by a hunter
DEAD BLOCK, noun. Either of two wooden or iron blocks intended to serve instead of buffers at the end of a freight car.
DEAD CALM, adjective. Of a body of water, completely still with no waves.
DEAD CALM, noun. (nautical) A perfectly flat sea with no waves.
DEAD CAT BOUNCE, noun. (trading) A temporary recovery in the price of an instrument whose price has fallen rapidly and is expected to fall further in the long run.
DEAD CENTER, noun. The position of the crank of a piston when it is in line with the connecting rod
DEAD CENTRE, noun. (British) Alternative spelling of dead center
DEAD CERT, noun. Practically guaranteed outcome
DEAD CODE, noun. (compilers) instructions that, when executed, have no effect on the running of the program.
DEAD CODE, noun. (programming) code that exists in the source, but that will never be executed.
DEAD DONKEY, noun. In journalistic jargon, a news item of no real significance, usually of whimsical or sentimental nature, placed at the end of a news bulletin or in a newspaper as filler. A dead donkey can often be removed from the programme or publication if a more significant story needs extra time or space.
DEAD DONKEYS, noun. Plural of dead donkey
DEAD DOOR, noun. (shipbuilding) A storm shutter fitted to the outside of the quarter-gallery door.
DEAD DROP, noun. (espionage) A location used to secretly pass items between two people, without requiring them to meet.
DEAD DUCK, noun. (idiomatic) One who is in serious danger or trouble.
DEAD DUCK, noun. (idiomatic) A project that is doomed to failure from the start.
DEAD DUCKS, noun. Plural of dead duck
DEAD END, noun. (idiomatic) a path or street that goes nowhere or is blocked on one end.
DEAD END, noun. A position that offers no hope of progress.
DEAD ENDS, noun. Plural of dead end
DEAD FINISH, noun. Acacia tetragonophylla, an Australian tree.
DEAD FIRST, adjective. (rare) (possibly nonstandard) First, especially first place in a competition.
DEAD FLY BISCUIT, noun. Synonym of fly biscuit.
DEAD FLY BISCUITS, noun. Plural of dead fly biscuit
DEAD FREIGHT, noun. 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 FROM THE NECK UP, adjective. (colloquial) Very stupid; brain-dead.
DEAD FURROW, noun. A furrow left in the field that is slightly wider than twice the width of a plow bottom, usually occurring at the completion of a field.
DEAD GIVEAWAY, noun. (idiomatic) Something that discloses, usually unintentionally, a fact or an intention.
DEAD GROUND, noun. (military) an area of ground hidden from an observer due to undulations in the land
DEAD GROUND, noun. (mining) the portion of a vein in which there is no ore
DEAD HEAT, noun. (idiomatic) a close race or contest in which no winner is apparent
DEAD HEATS, noun. Plural of dead heat
DEAD HORSE, noun. (dated) (nautical) The period of work on board ship for which the seamen have been paid in advance (usually a month's wages) the end of this term being celebrated by parading a straw horse about the decks.
DEAD HORSE, noun. (Australia) rhyming slang for tomato sauce.
DEAD ICE, noun. Former glacier ice that is not longer connected to the active glacier, therefore not moving anymore and getting covered with sediments.
DEAD IN THE TRAIN, adjective. (rail transport) (of a locomotive) being hauled as part of a train's consist while not providing any motive power.
DEAD IN THE WATER, adjective. (idiomatic) (figurative) Doomed; unable to succeed.
DEAD KEY, noun. A special modifier key used to attach a specific diacritic to a letter previously typed.
DEAD KEYS, noun. Plural of dead key
DEAD LANGUAGE, noun. A language which no longer has any native speakers
DEAD LANGUAGES, noun. Plural of dead language
DEAD LAST, adjective. (idiomatic) Finishing in last place in a competition or (in sports) the standings, often by a considerable margin to the next-to-last-place finisher or after an exceptionally poor showing or season.
DEAD LEG, noun. (sport) an injury caused when a player receives a hard knock on the upper thigh, crushing the muscle against the bone.
DEAD LETTER, noun. An item of mail that cannot be delivered to its intended recipient; after some time it is returned to the sender, or destroyed
DEAD LETTER, noun. (by extension) A law or other measure that is no longer enforced
DEAD LETTER, noun. (by extension) Any thing that has lost its authority or influence despite still being in existence or formally in force
DEAD LETTER OFFICE, noun. The postal facility that deals with mail that cannot be delivered
DEAD LINE, noun. Misspelling of deadline.
DEAD LINK, noun. (Internet) A HTML hypertext link that points to a webpage or website that is permanently unavailable.
DEAD LINKS, noun. Plural of dead link
DEAD LOAD, noun. (construction) The weight of a structure itself, including the weight of fixtures or equipment permanently attached to it.
DEAD LOSS, noun. (idiom) An absolute or total loss.
DEAD MAN, noun. Alternative spelling of deadman
DEAD MAN, noun. A dead man's switch.
DEAD MAN WALKING, noun. A condemned prisoner walking to a death chamber or other place of execution.
DEAD MAN WALKING, noun. Someone who is about to die soon.
DEAD MAN WALKING, noun. Someone who is about to face an unavoidable loss (though the person may not realize it). When used in this way it is a metaphor comparing this loss to dying.
DEAD MAN'S BRAKE, noun. A brake that normally operates under pressure, but engages fully when all pressure is released.
DEAD MAN'S BRAKES, noun. Plural of dead man's brake
DEAD MAN'S FINGERS, noun. Any of several plants or animals with fleshy finger-like structures:
DEAD MAN'S FINGERS, noun. The fungus Xylaria polymorpha
DEAD MAN'S FINGERS, noun. The soft coral Alcyonium digitatum
DEAD MAN'S FINGERS, noun. The seaweed Codium fragile
DEAD MAN'S FINGERS, noun. A shrub or small tree, Decaisnea insignis, with edible fingerlike pods.
DEAD MAN'S FINGERS, noun. The early-purple orchid, Orchis mascula
DEAD MAN'S HAND, noun. (poker) A pair of aces and a pair of eights (especially, the black aces and eights), in a player's hand.
DEAD MAN'S HAND, noun. (poker) An ace and an eight as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em
DEAD MAN'S HAND, noun. (poker) (obsolete) Other various hands, among them a full house of three jacks and two tens.
DEAD MAN'S SWITCH, noun. A switch that automatically stops a machine or vehicle after a set period of inactivity from the operator.
DEAD MAN'S SWITCHES, noun. Plural of dead man's switch
DEAD MARCH, noun. (music) A mournful, deliberately-paced musical work suitable for a funeral or remembrance ceremony.
DEAD MARCH, noun. (capitalized) Any of several particular notable musical works of this kind, such as the Marche funèbre by Frédéric Chopin or the funeral anthem in George Frideric Handel's Saul.
DEAD MARINE, noun. (colloquial) an empty beer bottle.
DEAD MEAT, noun. (slang) A corpse
DEAD MEAT, noun. (slang) (idiomatic) Someone in danger of death or severe punishment.
DEAD MEDIA, noun. Media formats which are no longer used because they have become outmoded.
DEAD MEN, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see dead,‎ men.
DEAD MEN, noun. (nautical) The ends of reefs left flapping instead of being tucked out of sight when a sail has been furled.
DEAD METAPHOR, noun. (linguistics) A former metaphor which has in effect lost its metaphorical status and become literal, e.g. "electric current" (electricity was at first thought to be analogous to water). Not to be confused with stale metaphor (a type of cliché), although it often is.
DEAD MONEY, noun. (poker slang) Chips that a player who has since folded has put into the pot.
DEAD MONEY, noun. (poker slang) Money of weaker players.
DEAD OF NIGHT, noun. (idiomatic) Middle of the night.
DEAD OIL, noun. The heavy oil obtained in the distillation of coal tar, containing phenol, naphthalus, etc.
DEAD ON, adjective. Very accurate
DEAD ON, adverb. (idiomatic) exactly at
DEAD ON ARRIVAL, adjective. (of a patient) found to be dead upon the arrival at hospital.
DEAD ON ARRIVAL, adjective. Found dead at a scene, upon the arrival of an emergency medical service (EMS), or the police.
DEAD ON ONE'S FEET, adjective. Tired to the point of exhaustion, but still awake and out of bed
DEAD OR ALIVE, adjective. Either dead or alive
DEAD OR ALIVE, adjective. Used to indicate someone is being sought for some kind of punishment or reprimand, and that (s)he may be killed in the process of finding, as if this was reasonable punishment
DEAD PLATE, noun. (engineering) A solid covering over a part of a fire grate, to prevent the entrance of air through that part.
DEAD PLEDGE, noun. (legal) The conveyance of an estate to another for money borrowed, to be held by him until the debt is paid out of the rents and profits.
DEAD PRESIDENT, noun. (US) (slang) A piece of U.S. paper currency
DEAD PRESIDENTS, noun. (slang) (US) plural of dead president
DEAD PRESIDENTS, noun. (slang) (US) Money.
DEAD RECKONING, noun. A method of estimating the position of a ship or aircraft by applying estimates of the distance and direction travelled to a previously known position. In respect to ships/boats, it excludes the effect of wind and current on the vessel. Compare with estimated position. Abbreviation: DR
DEAD RINGER, noun. (idiomatic) Someone or something that very closely resembles another; someone or something easily mistaken for another.
DEAD RINGERS, noun. Plural of dead ringer
DEAD RISE, noun. The transverse upward curvature of a vessel's floor.
DEAD RISING, noun. (nautical) An elliptical line drawn on the sheer plan to determine the sweep of the floorheads throughout the ship's length.
DEAD RUBBER, noun. (sports) In a series of sporting fixtures, a match of which the result is irrelevant, the winner of the series having already been been determined by earlier results.
DEAD RUN, verb. (idiomatic) To come as fast as one can, often in a harried state.
DEAD SEA, proper noun. A lake in the Middle East, noted for high salinity and for its banks being the lowest point on Earth.
DEAD SEA APPLE, noun. A fruit, supposed to dissolve into smoke or ashes when plucked
DEAD SEA APPLES, noun. Plural of Dead Sea apple
DEAD SET, noun. (hunting) The rigid pose a hunting dog assumes when pointing out game to a hunter.
DEAD SET, noun. A fixed or stationary condition arising from obstacle or hindrance; a deadlock.
DEAD SET, noun. (figuratively) By extension, a determined effort.
DEAD SET, adjective. Unswervingly dedicated; resolutely determined
DEAD SET AGAINST, adjective. Alternative form of dead against
DEAD SETS, noun. Plural of dead set
DEAD SLEEP, noun. The first sleep of the night in a biphasic sleep pattern.
DEAD SOLDIER, noun. (slang) An empty container, usually a bottle or can which contained an alcoholic beverage.
DEAD SOLDIERS, noun. Plural of dead soldier
DEAD SPACE, noun. (physiology) Air that is inhaled by the body in breathing, but does not partake in gas exchange.
DEAD SPACE, noun. (film) Picture information that is either masked off or cropped out of viewing area, whether at the top or bottom, or to the sides.
DEAD STICK, noun. An unpowered propeller.
DEAD STICK, noun. (often used attributively) Failed aircraft power.
DEAD STICK, adverb. Without aircraft-engine power.
DEAD STICK, verb. To fly, especially to land, an aircraft without power.
DEAD STICKED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of dead stick
DEAD STICKING, verb. Present participle of dead stick
DEAD STICKS, noun. Plural of dead stick
DEAD STICKS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of dead stick
DEAD TIRED, adjective. Very tired; completely exhausted.
DEAD TO THE WORLD, adjective. Sound asleep.
DEAD TO THE WORLD, adjective. Unconscious.
DEAD TO THE WORLD, adjective. Without social relationships or communication; without emotional or tangible bonds to others.
DEAD TREE, adjective. Made of or pertaining to paper, especially as opposed to a digital alternative
DEAD TREE, noun. A quantity of paper; a collection of paper such as a book or newspaper.
DEAD TREE, noun. A tree that is still standing, but no longer alive. (compare: log, stump)
DEAD TREE EDITION, noun. (idiomatic) (pejorative) (humorous) Paper version of a publication that can be found in an electronic media version.
DEAD TREE EDITIONS, noun. Plural of dead tree edition
DEAD TREES, noun. Plural of dead tree
DEAD WALL, noun. (architecture) A blank wall unbroken by windows or other openings.
DEAD WATER, noun. (nautical) The eddying water under a slow-moving ship's counter.
DEAD WEEK, noun. In a college or university, the week immediately preceding finals week.
DEAD WEEKS, noun. Plural of dead week
DEAD WEIGHT, noun. (uncountable) unremitting heavy weight that does not move
DEAD WEIGHT, noun. (idiomatic) that which is useless or excess; that which slows something down
DEAD WHITE EUROPEAN MALE, noun. (derogatory) Any of various white male historical figures in art and culture seen to represent racism, sexism, etc. ingrained into Western education.
DEAD WHITE EUROPEAN MALES, noun. Plural of dead white European male
DEAD WIND, noun. (nautical) A wind directly ahead, or opposed to the ship's course.
DEAD WOOD, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see dead,‎ wood.
DEAD WOOD, noun. (uncountable) (idiomatic) (management) Personnel no longer contributing to an organization.
DEAD ZONE, noun. An area with no life.
DEAD ZONE, noun. (ecology) An area of the ocean where oxygen levels are too low to support life, especially as a result of pollution.
DEAD ZONES, noun. Plural of dead zone

Dictionary definition

DEAD, noun. People who are no longer living; "they buried the dead".
DEAD, noun. A time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense; "the dead of winter".
DEAD, adverb. Quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly".
DEAD, adverb. 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".
DEAD, adjective. 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".
DEAD, adjective. 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".
DEAD, adjective. 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".
DEAD, adjective. Unerringly accurate; "a dead shot"; "took dead aim".
DEAD, adjective. Physically inactive; "Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range".
DEAD, adjective. (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive; "passersby were dead to our plea for help"; "numb to the cries for mercy".
DEAD, adjective. 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".
DEAD, adjective. Lacking acoustic resonance; "dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs"; "the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio".
DEAD, adjective. Not yielding a return; "dead capital"; "idle funds".
DEAD, adjective. Not circulating or flowing; "dead air"; "dead water"; "stagnant water".
DEAD, adjective. Not surviving in active use; "Latin is a dead language".
DEAD, adjective. Lacking resilience or bounce; "a dead tennis ball".
DEAD, adjective. Out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown; "a dead telephone line"; "the motor is dead".
DEAD, adjective. No longer having force or relevance; "a dead issue".
DEAD, adjective. Complete; "came to a dead stop"; "utter seriousness".
DEAD, adjective. Drained of electric charge; discharged; "a dead battery"; "left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained".
DEAD, adjective. Devoid of activity; "this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here".

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