English dictionary definition of:



  • people who are no longer living
  • a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense


  • devoid of activity
  • physically inactive
  • no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life
  • not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat
  • drained of electric charge; discharged
  • complete
  • no longer having force or relevance
  • out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown
  • lacking resilience or bounce
  • not surviving in active use
  • not circulating or flowing
  • unerringly accurate
  • not yielding a return
  • lacking acoustic resonance
  • devoid of physical sensation; numb
  • (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive
  • very tired


  • completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers
  • quickly and without warning


abruptly absolutely beat bushed deadened drained idle numb perfectly short stagnant suddenly utter utterly

Spellzone course content

View spelling list Short /e/ spelled ea: Set 1 and learn about the word dead in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 6. Short vowels e.g. e or ea? o or u? .

Scrabble score for dead

Scrabble score = 6

generated at 04:36:54 on 19-10-19

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