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dead

dead

 
 
pronunciation:
ded
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, adverb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: deader, deadest
definition 1: no longer alive.
The dead tree was gray and leafless.
synonyms:
deceased
antonyms:
alive, live, living
similar words:
asleep, done for, expired, extinct, gone, late, lifeless
definition 2: seeming like death.
She fell down in a dead faint.
similar words:
asleep, insensitive, lifeless, numb, unconscious
definition 3: useless or without activity.
I tried to make a call, but the telephone was dead.
similar words:
broken, extinct, out of commission, out of whack, useless
definition 4: without spirit, excitement, or movement.
The party was dead at first, but soon it became more fun.
synonyms:
lifeless
antonyms:
alive, lively
similar words:
dry, dull, flat, tired
definition 5: exact; precise.
The arrow hit the dead center of the target.
synonyms:
exact, precise
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: those who are dead.
The dead live on in our memories.
synonyms:
deceased
definition 2: the darkest or coldest period.
It was the dead of winter.
similar words:
deep, middle, midst
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: deader, deadest
definition: completely; exactly.
He was dead wrong.I was dead tired after the game.
synonyms:
absolutely, completely, entirely, thoroughly, totally
similar words:
exactly
derivation: deadness (n.)
Word Builder: dead +
  • deadly:
    causing death.