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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dead person, dead soul, deceased person, deceased, decedent, departedadjective

    someone who is no longer alive

    "I wonder what the dead person would have done"

  2. asleep(p), at peace(p), at rest(p), deceased, departed, goneadjective


    "he is deceased"; "our dear departed friend"


  1. deceasednoun

    A dead person

  2. deceasednoun

    (plural deceased) dead people

  3. deceasednoun

    One who has died. In property law, the alternate term decedent is generally used. In criminal law, the deceased refers to the victim of a homicide.

  4. deceasedadjective

    No longer alive

  5. deceasedadjective

    Belonging to the dead.

  6. deceasedadjective

    One who has died. In property law, the alternate term decedent is generally used. In criminal law, the deceased refers to the victim of a homicide.

  7. Etymology: from deceas via, from dēcessus, equivalent to dēced-, variation of dēcēdre.


  1. deceased

    Death is the irreversible cessation of all biological functions that sustain an organism. For organisms with a brain, death can also be defined as the irreversible cessation of functioning of the whole brain, including brainstem, and brain death is sometimes used as a legal definition of death. The remains of a former organism normally begin to decompose shortly after death. Death is an inevitable process that eventually occurs in almost all organisms. Death is generally applied to whole organisms; the similar process seen in individual components of an organism, such as cells or tissues, is necrosis. Something that is not considered an organism, such as a virus, can be physically destroyed but is not said to die. As of the early 21st century, over 150,000 humans die each day, with ageing being by far the most common cause of death.Many cultures and religions have the idea of an afterlife, and also may hold the idea of judgement of good and bad deeds in one's life (heaven, hell, karma).


  1. deceased

    Deceased refers to a person or a living entity who is no longer alive or has permanently ceased to function or exist. It is commonly used in legal, medical, and other formal contexts to indicate death.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deceased

    of Decease

  2. Deceasedadjective

    passed away; dead; gone


  1. Deceased

    Deceased is a death/thrash metal band from Virginia, that has attained a dedicated cult following throughout a lengthy recording and live career. Founded in 1984, by drummer and vocalist King Fowley, the first band to sign Relapse Records, they released four full albums through the label, along with a number of EPs, demos and re-releases of early demos. Leaving Relapse Records in 2003 to sign to Thrash Corner, the band continues to release material to this day. Their sound centers around the powerhouse drumming and horror lyrics barked, sometimes narrated vocals of Fowley, telling tales of zombies and classic works of horror from The Twilight Zone to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, while the twin guitars often move quickly from riff to riff - the band's songs typically work through several time signature and tempo changes. From their fairly primitive origins, while their core sound has always retained an almost punk/hardcore edge to its rawness, Deceased became more and more ambitious in terms of their use of melody in their progressive, lengthy thrash guitar workouts. This transition in their career was marked by the release of a full zombie concept LP, "Fearless Undead Machines", with cover art by painter Wes Benscoter and spoken samples from George A. Romero's "..of the Dead" films, as well as the band's own attempts to stage classic horror monologue and storytelling. In 2006 the band left Thrash Corner Records and started their own label in 2008 called Shrieks from the Hearse. In 2011, the band returned with a new album called 'Surreal Overdose' on this label as well as PATAC Records. King Fowley returned to the drum kit for this record, but live Eric Mayes handled the live drum duties. Eric Mayes took ill in 2012 and old drummer Dave 'Scarface' Castillo came back to the band for live gigs. The band also signed a record deal with Hells Headbangers Records in 2012. Walter White replaced Chris Paolino on live bass in 2012as well. A new record, the first for their new record label, 'Ghostly White' is due out Halloween 2013.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. deceased

    A casualty status applicable to a person who is either known to have died, determined to have died on the basis of conclusive evidence, or declared to be dead on the basis of a presumptive finding of death. The recovery of remains is not a prerequisite to determining or declaring a person deceased. See also casualty status.

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  2. Deceased

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deceased in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deceased in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of deceased in a Sentence

  1. John Cleland:

    The deceased to me looked like a European, I would say he looked very much like a Britisher, his hair was brushed back from the forward, and there was no part in it.

  2. Kat Bailey:

    A non-VA resident was found deceased on the Bedford VA campus in an area leased and operated by a private company.

  3. Duncanville Police Officer Michelle Arias:

    Officers located a subject armed with a gun and engaged the subject, the subject was struck and officers provided first aid. The suspect was transported to the hospital and later pronounced deceased.

  4. Deputy Winston:

    The suspect attacked the homeowner and the homeowner was able to defend himself and as a result the suspect is deceased, we’re just glad the homeowner was able to confront the suspect and defend himself and his family against this attack.

  5. Rhonda Blackmore:

    Our thoughts are with the many victims deceased and injured, their family, friends and community. It is horrific what has occurred in our province today.

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  • oorlede, afgestorwenes, afgestorwene, wyle, bestorwe, afgestorwe, oorledenes, oorledeneAfrikaans
  • ميتArabic
  • үлгән, мәрхүмBashkir
  • умрял, покойник, покоенBulgarian
  • difunt, mortCatalan, Valencian
  • nebožtík, zesnulý, mrtvý, zemřelýCzech
  • verstorben, gestorben, Verstorbene, Tote, VerstorbenerGerman
  • αποθάνων, εκλιπών, εκλιπούσα, νεκρόςGreek
  • muerto, difunto, fallecidoSpanish
  • kuollutFinnish
  • décédé, défunt, défuntsFrench
  • נפטרת, נפטר, מנוח, מנוחהHebrew
  • मृतकHindi
  • wafat, meninggal dunia, almarhum, almarhumah, mangkat, meninggalIndonesian
  • decedutoItalian
  • 死人, 亡くなるJapanese
  • overledene, overleden, overledenenDutch
  • martwy, nieżywy, zmarli, zmarłyPolish
  • falecido, mortoPortuguese
  • decedatRomanian
  • покойник, умерший, покойный, мёртвый, погибший, покойницаRussian
  • pokojnik, мртвац, покојник, покојни, умрли, mrtvi, мртви, mrtvac, umrli, pokojniSerbo-Croatian
  • preminul, pokojnica, preminuli, pokojnik, preminula, pokojenSlovene
  • avliden, döing, bår, död, likSwedish
  • இறந்தவரின்Tamil
  • مقتولUrdu
  • 死者Chinese

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