Definitions for deathdɛθ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the act of dying; the end of life.

    Ref: Compare brain death.

  2. the state of being dead.

  3. extinction; destruction.

  4. (usu. cap.) the agent of death personified, usu. represented as the Grim Reaper.

  5. loss or absence of spiritual life.

    Category: Religion

  6. massacre; mayhem.

  7. a cause of death:

    You'll be the death of me yet!

Idioms for death:

  1. at death's door,in serious danger of dying; gravely ill.

    Category: Idiom

  2. do to death, to do so often that boredom or staleness sets in.

    Category: Idiom

  3. put to death,to kill; execute.

    Category: Idiom

  4. to death,to an intolerable degree:

    sick to death of working.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of death:

bef. 900; ME deeth, OE dēath; c. OHG tōd, akin to die1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. death(noun)

    the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism

    "the animal died a painful death"

  3. death(noun)

    the absence of life or state of being dead

    "he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life"

  4. death, dying, demise(noun)

    the time when something ends

    "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes"

  5. death, last(noun)

    the time at which life ends; continuing until dead

    "she stayed until his death"; "a struggle to the last"

  6. Death(noun)

    the personification of death

    "Death walked the streets of the plague-bound city"

  7. end, destruction, death(noun)

    a final state

    "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"

  8. death(noun)

    the act of killing

    "he had two deaths on his conscience"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. death(noun)ɛθ

    the end of sb's life

    She lived here until her death.; the number of deaths at the hospital; a slow/sudden/violent death

  2. deathɛθ

    the number of people killed in a disaster, war, etc.

    The death toll has reached 452.

  3. deathɛθ

    the state of being dead

    I'm not afraid of death.; victims who were beaten to death; What was the cause of death?

  4. deathɛθ

    to kill sb as a punishment

  5. deathɛθ

    the time when sth ends

    the death of privacy in the 21st century

  6. deathɛθ

    indicates that sth frustrates sb very much

    Calculus will be the death of me.

  7. deathɛθ

    very much; = extremely

    Rollercoasters scare me to death.; bored to death


  1. death(Noun)

    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.

  2. death(Noun)

    The personification of death as a hooded figure with a scythe; the Grim Reaper.

    When death walked in, a chill spread through the room.

  3. death(Noun)

    Tarot card.

  4. Death(ProperNoun)

    The personification of death.

  5. Origin: deeth, from deaþ, from *dauþuz (compare West Frisian dead, Dutch dood, German Tod, Swedish död), from *dʰautus. More at die.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Death(verb)

    the cessation of all vital phenomena without capability of resuscitation, either in animals or plants

  2. Death(verb)

    total privation or loss; extinction; cessation; as, the death of memory

  3. Death(verb)

    manner of dying; act or state of passing from life

  4. Death(verb)

    cause of loss of life

  5. Death(verb)

    personified: The destroyer of life, -- conventionally represented as a skeleton with a scythe

  6. Death(verb)

    danger of death

  7. Death(verb)

    murder; murderous character

  8. Death(verb)

    loss of spiritual life

  9. Death(verb)

    anything so dreadful as to be like death


  1. 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. death

    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

  1. Death

    Irreversible cessation of all bodily functions, manifested by absence of spontaneous breathing and total loss of cardiovascular and cerebral functions.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'death' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #426

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'death' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1258

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'death' in Nouns Frequency: #141

Anagrams of death

  1. hated

Translations for death

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the act of dying

There have been several deaths in the town recently; Most people fear death.

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