20 Definitions of Dead

The meaning of the word dead, the definition of Dead:

n. - The most quiet or deathlike time; the period of profoundest repose, inertness, or gloom; as, the dead of winter.

n. - One who is dead; -- commonly used collectively.

a. - 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.

a. - Destitute of life; inanimate; as, dead matter.

a. - Resembling death in appearance or quality; without show of life; deathlike; as, a dead sleep.

a. - Still as death; motionless; inactive; useless; as, dead calm; a dead load or weight.

a. - So constructed as not to transmit sound; soundless; as, a dead floor.

a. - Unproductive; bringing no gain; unprofitable; as, dead capital; dead stock in trade.

a. - Lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless; as, dead eye; dead fire; dead color, etc.

a. - Monotonous or unvaried; as, a dead level or pain; a dead wall.

a. - Sure as death; unerring; fixed; complete; as, a dead shot; a dead certainty.

a. - Bringing death; deadly.

a. - Wanting in religious spirit and vitality; as, dead faith; dead works.

a. - Flat; without gloss; -- said of painting which has been applied purposely to have this effect.

a. - Not brilliant; not rich; thus, brown is a dead color, as compared with crimson.

a. - 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.

a. - Not imparting motion or power; as, the dead spindle of a lathe, etc. See Spindle.

adv. - To a degree resembling death; to the last degree; completely; wholly.

v. t. - To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigor.

v. i. - To die; to lose life or force.

The word "dead" uses 4 letters: A D D E

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Words formed by adding one letter before or after dead, or to dead in any order:

d - added   f - faded   h - haded   i - aided   j - jaded   l - addle dedal laded   r - adder dared dread readd   s - deads   t - dated   w - dawed waded   z - dazed  

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ad add ade ae dad de ed

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