Definitions for deathdɛθ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act of dying; the end of life.
Ref: Compare brain death.
the state of being dead.
(usu. cap.) the agent of death personified, usu. represented as the Grim Reaper.
loss or absence of spiritual life.
a cause of death:
You'll be the death of me yet!
Idioms for death:
at death's door,in serious danger of dying; gravely ill.
do to death, to do so often that boredom or staleness sets in.
put to death,to kill; execute.
to death,to an intolerable degree:
sick to death of working.
Origin of death:
bef. 900; ME deeth, OE dēath; c. OHG tōd, akin to die1
death, decease, expiry(noun)
the event of dying or departure from life
"her death came as a terrible shock"; "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"
the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism
"the animal died a painful death"
the absence of life or state of being dead
"he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life"
death, dying, demise(noun)
the time when something ends
"it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes"
the time at which life ends; continuing until dead
"she stayed until his death"; "a struggle to the last"
the personification of death
"Death walked the streets of the plague-bound city"
end, destruction, death(noun)
a final state
"he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"
the act of killing
"he had two deaths on his conscience"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the end of sb's life
She lived here until her death.; the number of deaths at the hospital; a slow/sudden/violent death
the number of people killed in a disaster, war, etc.
The death toll has reached 452.
the state of being dead
I'm not afraid of death.; victims who were beaten to death; What was the cause of death?
to kill sb as a punishment
the time when sth ends
the death of privacy in the 21st century
indicates that sth frustrates sb very much
Calculus will be the death of me.
very much; = extremely
Rollercoasters scare me to death.; bored to death
The cessation of life and all associated processes; the end of an organism's existence as an entity independent from its environment and its return to an inert, nonliving state.
The death of my grandmother saddened the whole family.
The personification of death as a hooded figure with a scythe; the Grim Reaper.
When death walked in, a chill spread through the room.
The personification of death.
Origin: deeth, from deaþ, from *dauþuz (compare West Frisian dead, Dutch dood, German Tod, Swedish död), from *dʰautus. More at die.
the cessation of all vital phenomena without capability of resuscitation, either in animals or plants
total privation or loss; extinction; cessation; as, the death of memory
manner of dying; act or state of passing from life
cause of loss of life
personified: The destroyer of life, -- conventionally represented as a skeleton with a scythe
danger of death
murder; murderous character
loss of spiritual life
anything so dreadful as to be like death
Death is the permanent cessation of all biological functions that sustain a particular living organism. Phenomena which commonly bring about death include biological aging, predation, malnutrition, disease, suicide, murder and accidents or trauma resulting in terminal injury. Bodies of living organisms begin to decompose shortly after death. The death of an organism also results in a permanent absence of consciousness. In human societies, the nature of death has for millennia been a concern of the world's religious traditions and of philosophical inquiry. This may include a belief in some kind of resurrection, reincarnation or rebirth, or that consciousness permanently ceases to exist, known as oblivion. Commemoration ceremonies after death may include various mourning or funeral practices. The physical remains of a person, commonly known as a corpse or body, are usually interred whole or cremated, though among the world's cultures there are a variety of other methods of mortuary disposal. In the English language, blessings directed towards a dead person include rest in peace, or its initials RIP.
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. To stop sinning suddenly. 2. To resign one's membership in the Ananias Club. 3. A readjustment of life's forces.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Irreversible cessation of all bodily functions, manifested by absence of spontaneous breathing and total loss of cardiovascular and cerebral functions.
Translations for death
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of dying
There have been several deaths in the town recently; Most people fear death.
- mortePortuguese (BR)
- úmrtí, smrtCzech
- der TodGerman
- dødsfald; dødenDanish
- surm, surmajuhtumEstonian
- mort, décèsFrench
- मृत्यु, मौतHindi
- død(en), dødsfallNorwegian
- مړينه، مرګ،دمړينې حالت، معدوميتPashto
- moarte, decesRomanian
- död[en], dödsfallSwedish
- 滅亡Chinese (Trad.)
- смерть; конанняUkrainian
- cái chếtVietnamese
- 灭亡Chinese (Simp.)
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