English dictionary definition of:



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


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


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


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 20:43:25 on 11-02-20

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