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dead
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 22
3. Still as death; motionless; inactive; useless; as, dead calm; a dead load or weight.
4. So constructed as not to transmit sound; soundless; as, a dead floor.
5. Unproductive; bringing no gain; unprofitable; as, dead capital; dead stock in trade.
6. Lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless; as, dead eye; dead fire; dead color, etc.
7. Monotonous or unvaried; as, a dead level or pain; a dead wall.
8. Sure as death; unerring; fixed; complete; as, a dead shot; a dead certainty.
10. Wanting in religious spirit and vitality; as, dead faith; dead works.
11. Not brilliant; not rich; thus, brown is a dead color, as compared with crimson.
12. 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.
13. Not imparting motion or power; as, the dead spindle of a lathe, etc. See Spindle.
14. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. To a degree resembling death; to the last degree; completely; wholly.
Part of Speech: noun
2. One who is dead; - commonly used collectively.
Part of Speech: verb
Part of Speech: verb transitive
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