Associations to the word «Death»
DEATH, noun. The cessation of life and all associated processes; the end of an organism's existence as an entity independent from its environment and its return to an inert, nonliving state.
DEATH, noun. (often capitalized) The personification of death as a hooded figure with a scythe; the Grim Reaper.
DEATH, noun. (the death) The collapse or end of something.
DEATH, proper noun. The personification of death, often a skeleton with a scythe, and one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.
DEATH ADDER, noun. A snake of the genus Acanthophis, a group of highly venomous elapids found in Australia and New Guinea.
DEATH ADDER, noun. The copperhead, a venomous pit viper species Agkistrodon contortrix, found in North America.
DEATH ADDER, noun. The eastern hognose snake, Heterodon platirhinos, a non-venomous colubrid species found in North America.
DEATH ADDERS, noun. Plural of death adder
DEATH AGAINST, adjective. Alternative form of dead against
DEATH ANGEL, noun. Alternative form of angel of death
DEATH ANGELS, noun. Plural of death angel
DEATH BED, noun. Alternative spelling of deathbed
DEATH BED CONVERSION, noun. Alternative form of deathbed conversion
DEATH BELL, noun. A bell rung to indicate a death.
DEATH BY CHOCOLATE, noun. Any of several desserts largely consisting of a chocolate cake with a chocolate sauce
DEATH BY COP, noun. (informal) A method of suicide where a person points a firearm at an armed police officer, forcing them to shoot.
DEATH BY POWERPOINT, noun. The boredom of a dull PowerPoint presentation, normally consisting of simple bulleted lists and conventional graphics
DEATH BY SPELLCHECK, noun. (idiomatic) The problems caused by spellcheckers being incapable of correcting most homophone confusions.
DEATH CAMAS, noun. A member of a species of poisonous, perennial, flowering plants, Toxicoscordion venenosum (formerly Zygadenus venosus) , easily confused with the edible camas, whose bulbs (rhizomes) look like, but do not smell like, like onion.
DEATH CAMAS, noun. (more generally) A member of any of various similar species, also called star lilies, of family Melanthiaceae, and formerly grouped into the genus Zigadenus (only Zigadenus glaberrimus remains there).
DEATH CAMP, noun. A facility built during the Holocaust by the Nazis to kill especially the Jewish people through gassing.
DEATH CAMPS, noun. Plural of death camp
DEATH CAP, noun. The deadly poisonous mushroom Amanita phalloides.
DEATH CAPS, noun. Plural of death cap
DEATH CERTIFICATE, noun. A document issued by a medical practitioner, or by a registrar, certifying the date, location and cause of a person's death as later entered in an official register of deaths.
DEATH CERTIFICATES, noun. Plural of death certificate
DEATH CHAMBER, noun. The room in which capital punishment is carried out.
DEATH CHAMBERS, noun. Plural of death chamber
DEATH CLOCK, noun. A clock that displays when a person will die.
DEATH CLOCKS, noun. Plural of death clock
DEATH DUTY, noun. An inheritance tax or estate tax.
DEATH ERECTION, noun. A post-mortem priapism observed in the corpses of human males who have been executed, particularly by hanging.
DEATH ERECTIONS, noun. Plural of death erection
DEATH FACTOR, noun. (biochemistry) Any of various substances that cause apoptosis in cells
DEATH FACTORS, noun. Plural of death factor
DEATH FUTURES, noun. (slang) Trading life assurance policies of terminally ill people, bought by a third party as an investment.
DEATH GRIP, noun. An extremely tight grip.
DEATH GRIP, noun. The grip of something dead or dying.
DEATH GRIP, noun. A grip that kills.
DEATH GRIP, noun. A perilous situation or stalemate where failure or death is imminent.
DEATH GRIPS, noun. Plural of death grip
DEATH GROWL, noun. A harsh, guttural, sometimes unintelligible vocal style associated with death metal music.
DEATH GRUNT, noun. Alternative form of death growl
DEATH GRUNTS, noun. Plural of death grunt
DEATH HOUSE, noun. Syn. death row.
DEATH HOUSE, noun. A holding area in a prison for condemned prisoners in the time immediately prior to execution.
DEATH KNELL, noun. The tolling of a bell announcing death.
DEATH KNELL, noun. (idiomatic) (by extension) A sign or omen foretelling the death or destruction of something.
DEATH KNELLS, noun. Plural of death knell
DEATH MARCH, noun. A forced movement of people, on foot, in such circumstances that many die during the journey.
DEATH MARCHES, noun. Plural of death march
DEATH MASK, noun. A plaster or similar cast of a person's face after death.
DEATH MASKS, noun. Plural of death mask
DEATH METAL, noun. (music) A subgenre of heavy metal typically employing moderate to fast tempos, heavily distorted guitars, deep growling vocals, blast beat drumming and complex song structures with multiple tempo changes, often having violent or dark lyrics.
DEATH METALLER, noun. A fan of death metal.
DEATH NOTE, noun. (rare) A suicide note; a message written prior to a suicide attempt.
DEATH NOTES, noun. Plural of death note
DEATH PANEL, noun. (US) (originally in right-wing discourse) (otherwise humorous) A fictitious government committee which is responsible for choosing which of various patients will receive healthcare, and which withholds life-saving treatment from some in order to reduce costs.
DEATH PANELS, noun. Plural of death panel
DEATH PENALTY, noun. (legal) A punishment in which the person who committed the offence is put to death by the state.
DEATH RATE, noun. Mortality rate
DEATH RATES, noun. Plural of death rate
DEATH RATTLE, noun. The raspy or gurgling sound sometimes made by a person as he or she draws in or expels the final breaths in the moments before dying.
DEATH RATTLES, noun. Plural of death rattle
DEATH RAY, noun. (science fiction) A fictional beam of radiation that can kill.
DEATH RAYS, noun. Plural of death ray
DEATH ROW, noun. The section of a prison which houses those inmates who are sentenced to death
DEATH SENTENCE, noun. (legal) Sentence of execution for a defendant.
DEATH SENTENCES, noun. Plural of death sentence
DEATH SPIRAL, noun. (aviation) The downward, corkscrew-motion of a disabled aircraft which is unrecoverably headed for a crash.
DEATH SPIRAL, noun. (pairs figure skating) A manoeuvre in which a male skater spins in place while holding one hand of his female skating partner as she circles around him with one skate on the ice and one leg extended outward parallel to the ice surface, all the while slowly lowering herself until her back almost touches the ice surface.
DEATH SPIRAL, noun. (idiomatic) (by extension) The situation or course of action of one who is on a path toward some sort of inevitable catastrophic failure.
DEATH SQUAD, noun. An armed group that carries out clandestine killings.
DEATH SQUADS, noun. Plural of death squad
DEATH STAR, noun. (slang) (colloquialism) (North America) (television) (dated) a direct-to-home satellite television satellite (used by the cable television provider industry, to describe their competitors and the effect they would have in decimating the cable industry, prior to the introduction of digital satellite television and the three-foot dish revolution)
DEATH STICK, noun. (slang) A cigarette
DEATH STICKS, noun. Plural of death stick
DEATH TAX, noun. (derogatory) inheritance tax
DEATH TAXES, noun. Plural of death tax
DEATH THROE, noun. A severe pain that ends in death.
DEATH THROES, noun. Plural of death throe
DEATH TOLL, noun. The number of dead as a result of a war, natural disaster or other incident.
DEATH TOLLS, noun. Plural of death toll
DEATH TRAP, noun. Alternative form of deathtrap
DEATH VALLEY, proper noun. A valley in California and Nevada, remarkable for being the lowest-elevated place in North America.
DEATH VALLEY DRIVER, noun. A certain wrestling move
DEATH WARRANT, noun. A warrant that authorizes capital punishment.
DEATH WARRANTS, noun. Plural of death warrant
DEATH WISH, noun. (psychology) A desire, especially subconscious, for the death of oneself or of someone else.
DEATH WISHES, noun. Plural of death wish
DEATH ZONE, noun. (climbing) Land at sufficiently high altitudes that there is not enough oxygen to sustain human life.
DEATH ZONES, noun. Plural of death zone
DEATH, noun. The event of dying or departure from life; "her death came as a terrible shock"; "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren".
DEATH, noun. The permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism; "the animal died a painful death".
DEATH, noun. The absence of life or state of being dead; "he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life".
DEATH, noun. The time when something ends; "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes".
DEATH, noun. The time at which life ends; continuing until dead; "she stayed until his death"; "a struggle to the last".
DEATH, noun. The personification of death; "Death walked the streets of the plague-bound city".
DEATH, noun. A final state; "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end".
DEATH, noun. The act of killing; "he had two deaths on his conscience".
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