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dead

 (dĕd)
adj. dead·er, dead·est
1. Having lost life; no longer alive.
2. Marked for certain death; doomed: knew when he saw the soldiers that he was a dead man.
3.
a. Having the physical appearance of death: a dead pallor.
b. Lacking feeling or sensitivity; numb or unresponsive: Passersby were dead to our pleas for help.
c. Weary and worn-out; exhausted.
4.
a. Not having the capacity to live; inanimate or inert.
b. Not having the capacity to produce or sustain life; barren: dead soil.
5.
a. No longer in existence, use, or operation: a dead language.
b. No longer having significance or relevance: a dead issue.
c. Physically inactive; dormant: a dead volcano.
6.
a. Not commercially productive; idle: dead capital.
b. Not circulating or running; stagnant: dead water; dead air.
7.
a. Devoid of human or vehicular activity; quiet: a dead town.
b. Lacking all animation, excitement, or activity; dull: The party being dead, we left early.
8. Having no resonance. Used of sounds.
9. Having grown cold; having been extinguished: dead coals; a dead flame.
10. Lacking elasticity or bounce: That tennis ball is dead.
11.
a. Not working because of a fault or breakdown: The motor is dead. The phone is dead.
b. Not connected to a source of electric current: a dead wire.
c. Drained of electric charge; discharged: a dead battery.
12.
a. Sudden; abrupt: a dead stop.
b. Complete; utter: dead silence.
c. Exact; unerring: the dead center of a target.
13. Sports Out of play. Used of a ball.
n.
1. (used with a pl. verb) People who have died: respect for the dead.
2. The period exhibiting the greatest degree of intensity: the dead of winter; the dead of night.
adv.
1. Absolutely; altogether: You can be dead sure of my innocence.
2. Directly; exactly: There's a gas station dead ahead.
3. Suddenly: She stopped dead on the stairway.
Idioms:
dead and buried
No longer in use or under consideration: All past animosities are dead and buried now.
dead in the water
Unable to function or move: The crippled ship was dead in the water. With no leadership, the project was dead in the water.
dead to rights
In the very act of making an error or committing a crime: The police caught the thief dead to rights with my silverware.
dead to the world
Soundly asleep.
over my dead body
Used to express dramatic refusal.

[Middle English ded, from Old English dēad; see dheu- in Indo-European roots.]

dead′ness n.
Synonyms: dead, deceased, departed, late, extinct, lifeless
These adjectives all mean without life. Dead applies in general to whatever once had—but no longer has—physical life (a dead body; a dead leaf), but is also applied to function (a dead battery) and force or currency (a dead issue; a dead language). Deceased and departed are polite or euphemistic terms referring only to people: attended a memorial service for a recently deceased friend; looking at pictures of departed relatives. Late is also restricted to people and usually implies recent death: a gift in memory of her late husband. Extinct can refer to what has no living successors (extinct species such as the dodo) or to what is extinguished or inactive (an extinct volcano). Lifeless applies to what no longer has physical life (a lifeless body), to what does not support life (a lifeless planet), or to what lacks animation, spirit, or brightness (a lifeless performance; lifeless colors).

dead

(dɛd)
adj
1.
a. no longer alive
b. (as noun): the dead.
2. not endowed with life; inanimate
3. no longer in use, valid, effective, or relevant: a dead issue; a dead language.
4. unresponsive or unaware; insensible: he is dead to my strongest pleas.
5. lacking in freshness, interest, or vitality: a dead handshake.
6. (Physiology) devoid of physical sensation; numb: his gums were dead from the anaesthetic.
7. resembling death; deathlike: a dead sleep.
8. no longer burning or hot: dead coals.
9. (Botany) (of flowers or foliage) withered; faded
10. (prenominal) (intensifier): a dead stop; a dead loss.
11. informal very tired
12. (Electronics) electronics
a. drained of electric charge; fully discharged: the battery was dead.
b. not connected to a source of potential difference or electric charge
13. (General Physics) lacking acoustic reverberation: a dead sound; a dead surface.
14. (Ball Games, other than specified) sport (of a ball, etc) out of play
15. unerring; accurate; precise (esp in the phrase a dead shot)
16. lacking resilience or bounce: a dead ball.
17. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing
a. (of type) set but no longer needed for use. Compare standing7
b. (of copy) already composed
18. (Economics) not yielding a return; idle: dead capital.
19. informal certain to suffer a terrible fate; doomed: you're dead if your mother catches you at that.
20. (Colours) (of colours) not glossy or bright; lacklustre
21. (Environmental Science) stagnant: dead air.
22. (Military) military shielded from view, as by a geographic feature or environmental condition: a dead zone; dead space.
23. dead as a doornail informal completely dead
24. dead from the neck up informal stupid or unintelligent
25. dead in the water informal unsuccessful, and with little hope of future success: the talks are now dead in the water.
26. dead to the world informal unaware of one's surroundings, esp fast asleep or very drunk
27. leave for dead
a. to abandon
b. informal to surpass or outdistance by far
28. wouldn't be seen dead in informal to refuse to wear or to go to
n
a period during which coldness, darkness, or some other quality associated with death is at its most intense: the dead of winter.
adv
29. (intensifier): dead easy; stop dead; dead level.
30. dead on exactly right
[Old English dēad; related to Old High German tōt, Old Norse dauthr; see die1]
ˈdeadness n

dead

(dɛd)

adj. , -er, -est,
n., adv. adj.
1. no longer living; deprived of life.
2. brain-dead.
3. not endowed with life; inanimate.
4. resembling death; deathlike: a dead faint.
5. bereft of sensation or feeling; numb.
6. (of an emotion) no longer felt: a dead passion.
7. obsolete; defunct.
8. inoperative: a dead battery.
9. stagnant or stale: dead air.
10. utterly tired; exhausted.
11. (of a language) no longer in use as a sole means of oral communication among a people.
12. dull or inactive: a dead business day.
13. complete; absolute: dead silence.
14. extinguished: a dead cigarette.
15. exact: the dead center of a target.
16. flat rather than glossy: dead white.
17. lacking resonance; anechoic: dead sound.
18. Sports. out of play: a dead ball.
19. (of type or copy) having been used or rejected.
20.
a. free from any electric connection to a source of potential difference and from electric charge.
b. not having a potential different from that of the earth.
n.
21. the period of greatest darkness, coldness, etc.: the dead of night.
22. the dead, dead persons collectively.
adv.
23. absolutely; completely: dead tired.
24. directly; straight: dead ahead.
Idioms:
dead to rights, in the very act of committing a crime.
[before 950; Middle English deed, Old English dēad, c. Old High German tōt Old Norse dauthr akin to die1]

dead

1. used as an adjective

Dead is usually an adjective. Someone who is dead is no longer living. You can use dead to talk about someone who has just died, or about someone who died a long time ago.

They covered the body of the dead woman.
He was shot dead in a gunfight.

You can also say that animals or plants are dead.

A dead sheep was lying on the road.
Ada threw away the dead flowers.

Be Careful!
Don't confuse dead with died. Died is the past tense and -ed participle of the verb die. Don't use died as an adjective.

My dad died last year.
2. used as a noun

You can refer to a group of people who have died as the dead.

Among the dead was a five-year-old girl.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dead - people who are no longer livingdead - people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead"
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
slain - people who have been slain (as in battle)
dead person, dead soul, deceased, deceased person, decedent, departed - someone who is no longer alive; "I wonder what the dead person would have done"
living - people who are still living; "save your pity for the living"
2.dead - a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense; "the dead of winter"
time - an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities); "he waited a long time"; "the time of year for planting"; "he was a great actor in his time"
Adj.1.dead - no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin"
alive, live - possessing life; "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned alive"; "a live canary"
2.dead - not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat; "Mars is a dead planet"; "dead soil"; "dead coals"; "the fire is dead"
extinct - (of e.g. volcanos) permanently inactive; "an extinct volcano"
live - exerting force or containing energy; "live coals"; "tossed a live cigarette out the window"; "got a shock from a live wire"; "live ore is unmined ore"; "a live bomb"; "a live ball is one in play"
3.dead - very tireddead - very tired; "was all in at the end of the day"; "so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere"; "bushed after all that exercise"; "I'm dead after that long trip"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
tired - depleted of strength or energy; "tired mothers with crying babies"; "too tired to eat"
4.dead - unerringly accurate; "a dead shot"; "took dead aim"
precise - sharply exact or accurate or delimited; "a precise mind"; "specified a precise amount"; "arrived at the precise moment"
5.dead - physically inactive; "Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range"
extinct - (of e.g. volcanos) permanently inactive; "an extinct volcano"
6.dead - (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive; "passersby were dead to our plea for help"; "numb to the cries for mercy"
insensitive - deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive; "insensitive to the needs of the patients"
7.dead - devoid of physical sensation; numb; "his gums were dead from the novocain"; "she felt no discomfort as the dentist drilled her deadened tooth"; "a public desensitized by continuous television coverage of atrocities"
insensitive - not responsive to physical stimuli; "insensitive to radiation"
8.dead - lacking acoustic resonance; "dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs"; "the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio"
nonresonant, unreverberant - not reverberant; lacking a tendency to reverberate
9.dead - not yielding a return; "dead capital"; "idle funds"
unprofitable - producing little or no profit or gain; "deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable"
10.dead - not circulating or flowing; "dead air"; "dead water"; "stagnant water"
standing - (of fluids) not moving or flowing; "mosquitoes breed in standing water"
11.dead - not surviving in active use; "Latin is a dead language"
extinct, nonextant - no longer in existence; lost or especially having died out leaving no living representatives; "an extinct species of fish"; "an extinct royal family"; "extinct laws and customs"
12.dead - lacking resilience or bounce; "a dead tennis ball"
inelastic - not elastic; "economists speak of an inelastic price structure"
13.dead - out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown; "a dead telephone line"; "the motor is dead"
inoperative - not working or taking effect; "an inoperative law"
14.dead - no longer having force or relevance; "a dead issue"
noncurrent - not current or belonging to the present time
15.dead - complete; "came to a dead stop"; "utter seriousness"
complete - having every necessary or normal part or component or step; "a complete meal"; "a complete wardrobe"; "a complete set of the Britannica"; "a complete set of china"; "a complete defeat"; "a complete accounting"
16.dead - drained of electric charge; discharged; "a dead battery"; "left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained"
uncharged - of a particle or body or system; having no charge; "an uncharged particle"; "an uncharged battery"
17.dead - devoid of activity; "this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here"
inactive - lacking activity; lying idle or unused; "an inactive mine"; "inactive accounts"; "inactive machinery"
Adv.1.dead - quickly and without warningdead - quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly"
2.dead - completely and without qualificationdead - completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers; "an absolutely magnificent painting"; "a perfectly idiotic idea"; "you're perfectly right"; "utterly miserable"; "you can be dead sure of my innocence"; "was dead tired"; "dead right"

dead

adjective
1. deceased, gone, departed, late, perished, extinct, defunct, passed away, pushing up (the) daisies My husband's been dead for a year now.
deceased living, alive, animate, existing, alive and kicking
2. inanimate, still, barren, sterile, stagnant, lifeless, inert, uninhabited The polluted and stagnant water seems dead.
3. boring, dull, dreary, flat, plain, stale, lifeless, tasteless, humdrum, uninteresting, insipid, ho-hum (informal), vapid, dead-and-alive It was a horrible, dead little town.
8. total (usually used of centre, silence or stop) complete, perfect, entire, absolute, utter, outright, thorough, downright, unqualified They hurried about in dead silence.
9. (Informal) exhausted, tired, worn out, spent, wasted, done in (informal), all in (slang), drained, wiped out (informal), buggered (slang), sapped, knackered (slang), prostrated, clapped out (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. informal), tired out, ready to drop, dog-tired (informal), zonked (slang), dead tired, dead beat (informal), shagged out (Brit. slang), worn to a frazzle (informal), on your last legs (informal), creamcrackered (Brit. slang) I must get some sleep - I'm absolutely dead.
noun
1. middle, heart, depth, thick, midst in the dead of night
adverb
1. (Informal) exactly, quite, completely, totally, directly, perfectly, fully, entirely, absolutely, thoroughly, wholly, utterly, consummately, wholeheartedly, unconditionally, to the hilt, one hundred per cent, unmitigatedly You're dead right.
Proverbs
"Dead men tell no tales"
"Never speak ill of the dead"

dead

adjective
2. Lacking physical feeling or sensitivity:
3. Extremely tired:
Informal: beat, bushed, tuckered (out).
Slang: done in, fagged (out), pooped (out).
Idioms: all in, ready to drop.
4. Completely lacking sensation or consciousness:
5. No longer in use, force, or operation:
adverb
2. In a direct line:
3. With precision or absolute conformity:
Slang: smack-dab.
Translations
تـَمَاماًسَكْران كُلِّياسُكوت تامعاطِل عنِ العَمَلمُتَوَفًّى
mrtvýnaprostonaprostýnefungujícíuschlý
døddød-fuldstændignøjagtigtotal
kuollutsairaansuoraantäsmälleentismalleen
מתים
mrtavupravo
halott
matitinggal
algjöralgjörlegabilaîurdánudauîur
全く死んだ
완전히죽은
be perspektyvųklaikuslygiosiomis pasibaigusios lenktynėslygiosiosmiręs
beigtsmirisnedzīvsnestrādājošspilnīgi
mort
mrtevmrtvecnemprazen
döddödadöds-
ตายแล้วอย่างแน่นอน
chếtmột cách chính xác

dead

[ded]
A. ADJ
1. [person, animal, plant] → muerto, difunto (frm); [leaf] → marchito, seco
dead manmuerto m
the dead kingel difunto rey
to be deadestar muerto
he's been dead for two yearshace dos años que murió
dead or alivevivo o muerto
to be dead on arrival (in hospital) → ingresar cadáver
dead and buried (lit, fig) → muerto y bien muerto
to drop (down) deadcaer muerto
drop dead!¡vete al cuerno!
to fall down deadcaer muerto
over my dead body!¡ni muerto!, ¡ni de chiste!
as dead as a dodo or a doornail or muttonmás muerto que mi abuela
dead duck he's a dead duckestá quemado
that issue is a dead duckesa cuestión ya no tiene interés
to be dead on one's feetestar hecho migas or polvo
dead from the neck upbruto, imbécil, zoquete
to flog a dead horse; beat a dead horse (US) → machacar en hierro frío
you're dead meat!¡te vas a enterar!, ¡vas a ver lo que es bueno!
I wouldn't be seen dead thereni muerto ni vivo me verán allí
to be dead in the water [economy, talks etc] → haberse ido al garete; [politician, sportsperson etc] → estar acabado
he/she was dead to the world (= asleep) → estaba dormido/a como un tronco
dead men tell no taleslos muertos no hablan
2. (= finished with) is that glass/drink dead?¿ha terminado su vaso?, ¿puedo levantar su vaso?
3. (= inactive) [volcano, fire] → apagado; [cigarette, match] → gastado; [battery] → agotado; [telephone line] → cortado, desconectado; [wire] → sin corriente; [language, love, town, party] → muerto; [custom] → anticuado (Sport) [ball] → parado, fuera de juego
the line has gone dead (Telec) → la línea está cortada or muerta
4. (= numb)
my fingers have gone dead (gen) → se me han dormido los dedos; (with cold) → se me han entumecido los dedos
he is dead to all pityes incapaz de sentir compasión
5. (= complete) [silence, calm] → total, completo; (= exact) [centre] → justo
a dead certuna cosa segura
to fall into a dead faintdesmayarse totalmente
a dead loss (= person) → un inútil; (= thing) → una birria
a dead ringer forel doble de, la viva imagen de
to come to a dead stoppararse en seco
B. ADV
1. (= completely, exactly) he stopped deadse paró en seco
"dead slow" (Aut) → reducir la marcha (Naut) → muy despacio
to be dead against sthestar totalmente opuesto a algo
dead aheadtodo seguido, todo derecho
dead between the eyesjusto entre los ojos
dead levelcompletamente plano
to be dead set on doing sthestar decidido a hacer algo
to be dead set against sthestar totalmente opuesto a algo
dead straighttodo seguido, todo derecho
dead on targetjusto en el blanco
dead on timea la hora exacta
2. (Brit) (= very)
to be dead beatestar hecho polvo
dead brokesin un duro
dead certaincompletamente seguro
dead drunkborracho perdido
dead easyfacilón, chupado
dead tiredmuerto (de cansancio)
3. to cut sb deadhacer el vacío a algn
C. N
1. the deadlos muertos mpl
to come back or rise from the deadresucitar
2. at dead of night; in the dead of nighta altas horas de la noche
in the dead of winteren pleno invierno
D. CPD dead end N (lit, fig) → callejón m sin salida
to come to a dead end (fig) → llegar a un punto muerto
see also dead-end dead hand N (fig) [of state, bureaucracy] → peso m muerto
dead heat N (Sport) → empate m
see also dead-heat dead letter Nletra f muerta
dead march Nmarcha f fúnebre
dead matter Nmateria f inanimada
dead reckoning Nestima f
Dead Sea NMar m Muerto
the Dead Sea Scrollslos manuscritos del Mar Muerto
the dead season N (Tourism) → la temporada baja
dead weight Npeso m muerto; [of vehicle] → tara f (fig) → lastre m, carga f inútil

dead

[ˈdɛd]
adj
[person, animal, plant] → mort(e)
He was already dead when the doctor came → Il était déjà mort quand le docteur est arrivé.
to be half dead (= near death) → être à moitié mort
to look half dead (= terrible) → avoir l'air à moitié mort
to be shot dead → être tué(e) d'un coup de revolver
He was shot dead → Il a été tué d'un coup de revolver.
to drop dead, to drop down dead (= die suddenly) [person, animal] → tomber mort
drop dead! → va te faire voir !
to be dead and gone [person] → être mort(e) et enterré(e)
over my dead body! → il faudra d'abord me passer sur le corps!
"Let's invite her to dinner." - "Over my dead body!" → "Invitons-la à dîner." - "Il faudra d'abord que tu me passes sur le corps!"
I wouldn't be seen dead in it, I wouldn't be caught dead in it → je ne la porterais pour rien au monde
(= numb) [arm, leg] → engourdi(e)
to go dead → s'engourdir
My leg has gone dead → Ma jambe s'est engourdie.
(= very tired) → mort(e)
to feel dead → se sentir épuisé(e)
to be half dead (= very tired) → être à moitié mort(e) de fatigue
(= devoid of life) [earth, water] → mort(e)
[phone line] to be dead
The line was dead → Il n'y avait pas de tonalité.
to go dead
The line has gone dead → La ligne a été coupée.
[battery] → à plat
(= not burning) [cigarette, fire] → éteint(e)
(= empty) [bottle] → vide
(= finished) to be dead and buried [idea, situation] → être mort(e) et enterré(e)
to be dead in the water (= hopeless) [project] → avoir coulé
(= total) [silence] → de mort
We sat in dead silence → Nous étions assis dans un silence de mort.
adv
(= absolutely) → absolument, complètement
You're dead right! → Tu as absolument raison!
to be dead against sth → être absolument contre qch, être complètement contre qch
dead on time → à l'heure pile
The train arrived dead on time → Le train est arrivé à l'heure pile.
to stop dead (= halt abruptly) → s'arrêter pile, s'arrêter net
to stop sb/sth dead → stopper net qn/qch
She stopped him dead → Elle l'a stoppé net.
(= directly) dead ahead → droit devant
(= exactly) dead on target → dans le mille
in the dead centre of, dead in the centre of → au beau milieu de, en plein milieu de
dead in the middle of → au beau milieu de, en plein milieu de
(= extremely) [easy, boring] → super
dead tired → mort(e) de fatigue
npl
the dead → les morts mpl
n
(= middle) in the dead of night, at the dead of night, at dead of night → au cœur de la nuit
in the dead of winter → au cœur de l'hiver
to rise from the dead (= be resurrected) → ressusciter des morts
to rise from the dead, to come back from the dead (= make a comeback) [person, organization] → refaire surface
to raise sb from the dead (= resurrect) → ressusciter qn des mortsdead beat dead-beat adj (= exhausted) → claqué(e) , crevé(e)

dead

adj
tot; plantabgestorben, tot; he has been dead for two yearser ist seit zwei Jahren tot; to drop (down) or fall down deadtot umfallen; to shoot somebody deadjdn erschießen or totschießen (inf); over my dead body (inf)nur über meine Leiche (inf); you’re dead meat (if you come back here) (inf)du bist ein toter Mann(, wenn du noch mal hierhin zurückkommst) (inf)
(= not sensitive) limbsabgestorben, taub; my hand’s gone deadich habe kein Gefühl in meiner Hand; to be dead from the neck up (inf)nur Stroh im Kopf haben (inf); to be dead to the worldtief und fest schlafen
(= without activity etc) town, seasontot; businessflau
(Elec) cablestromlos; (Telec) → tot; to go deadausfallen
(= burned out) fireaus pred; matchabgebrannt
(inf: = finished with) (Typ) copyabgesetzt; are these glasses/bottles dead?können diese Gläser/Flaschen weg?
(Sport) balltot
(= obsolete) language etctot; customausgestorben; to be dead and buried, to be dead in the watertot und begraben sein
(= absolute, exact)total, völlig; dead silenceTotenstille f; dead calm (Naut) → absolute or totale Windstille; the dead centredie genaue or exakte Mitte; she was in a dead faintsie war völlig bewusstlos; to come to a dead stopvöllig zum Stillstand kommen; he’s the dead spit of his father (sl)er ist seinem Vater wie aus dem Gesicht geschnitten ? cert, set
colourtot, stumpf, matt; sounddumpf
(Typ) dead keyunbelegte Taste f
(inf: = exhausted) → tot (inf), → völlig kaputt (inf); she looked half deadsie sah völlig kaputt or fertig aus (inf); I’m dead on my feetich bin zum Umfallen kaputt (inf)
adv
(= exactly)genau; dead straightschnurgerade; to be dead on timeauf die Minute pünktlich kommen; (clock)auf die Minute genau gehen; their arrows were dead on targetihre Pfeile trafen genau ins Ziel
(Brit inf: = very) → total (inf), → völlig; dead drunktotal betrunken, stockvoll (inf); dead tiredtodmüde; you’re dead rightSie haben völlig recht; he was dead luckyer hat Schwein gehabt (inf), → er hat irrsinnig Glück gehabt; dead slowganz langsam; “dead slow”Schritt fahren; to be dead certain about something (inf)bei etw todsicher sein; he’s dead against iter ist total dagegen
to stop deadabrupt stehen bleiben or (talking) → innehalten
n
the dead pldie Toten pl
in the or at dead of nightmitten in der Nacht; in the dead of wintermitten im Winter

dead

:
dead account
n (Fin) → umsatzloses or unbewegtes Konto
dead-and-alive
adj (inf) party, placetot, langweilig
dead-ball line
n (Rugby) → Feldauslinie f
dead beat
adj (Brit inf) → völlig kaputt (inf), → total fertig (inf)
deadbeat
n (= down-and-out)Gammler(in) m(f); (= failure)Versager(in) m(f)
adj dead dad Vater, der seiner Unterhaltspflicht nicht nachkommt
dead centre, (US) dead center
ngenaue Mitte; to hit something deadetw genau in die Mitte treffen
dead duck
n to be a deadpassé sein; politically he’s/it’s a deadpolitisch ist er/es gestorben (inf)

dead

:
dead end
nSackgasse f; to come to a dead (lit, road) → in einer Sackgasse enden; (driver)an eine Sackgasse kommen; (fig)in eine Sackgasse geraten
dead-end
adj attr dead street (esp US) → Sackgasse f; to be in dead street (fig)keine Chancen haben; dead kidsGassenkinder pl; a dead jobein Job mohne Aufstiegsmöglichkeiten
dead hand
n the dead of bureaucracy/the statedie schwere Last der Bürokratie/des Staates
dead heat
dead leg
n (inf)taubes Bein
dead letter
n (lit)unzustellbarer Brief; (Jur) → toter Buchstabe
deadline
n(letzter) Termin; to fix or set a deadeine Frist setzen; to work to a deadauf einen Termin hinarbeiten; he was working to a six o’clock deadum sechs Uhr musste er die Arbeit fertig haben; can you meet the dead?können Sie den Termin or die Frist einhalten?; copy dead (Press) → Redaktionsschluss m

dead

:
dead man’s handle
nSIFA-Schalttaste f, → Totmannkurbel f
dead march
nTotenmarsch m
dead men’s shoes
n to wait for deadwarten, bis eine Stelle frei wird

dead

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dead nettle
n (Bot) → Taubnessel f
deadpan
adj faceunbewegt; style, humourtrocken; with a dead expressionmit unbeweglicher Miene
n (= face, expression)unbewegliche Miene
dead reckoning
n (Naut) → Koppelung f
Dead Sea
nTotes Meer; dead scrolls plSchriftrollen plvom Toten Meer
dead spot
n (Telec) → Funkloch nt
dead weight
n (Tech) → Eigengewicht nt, → Totgewicht nt; the box/she was a deaddie Kiste/sie war furchtbar schwer
Dead White (European) Male
n (esp US) abwertender Ausdruck für (das Kulturleben dominierende) Weiße (europäischer Abstammung)
deadwood
n (lit)morsches Holz; (Naut) → Totholz nt; (fig)Ballast m; to get rid of the dead (people) → die Nieten loswerden (inf)

dead

[dɛd]
1. adj
a. (person, animal, plant) → morto/a; (matter) → inanimato/a; (fingers, leg) to go deadintorpidirsi
to fall or drop (down) dead → morire
he was shot dead → fu colpito a morte
he's been dead for 2 years → è morto da due anni
dead and buried (also) (fig) → morto/a e sepolto/a
dead or alive → vivo/a o morto/a
over my dead body! (fam) → manco morto!
I feel absolutely dead! (fig) (fam) → sono (stanco) morto!
to be a dead duck (fam) → essere spacciato/a
b. (volcano, cigarette) → spento/a; (battery) → scarico/a; (telephone line) → caduto/a; (language, town, party) → morto/a; (custom) → scomparso/a, estinto/a
the line has gone dead (Telec) → è caduta la linea
he was dead to the world (fig) → era proprio partito (fig)
c. (complete, silence, calm) → assoluto/a, totale
to hit sth dead centre → centrare qc in pieno
to come to a dead stop → fermarsi (del tutto)
to fall into a dead faint → cadere in svenimento
2. adv (completely) dead certainassolutamente certo/a, sicurissimo/a
to stop dead → fermarsi di colpo
dead ahead → sempre dritto
it's dead ahead of us → è proprio davanti a noi
dead on time → in perfetto orario
to land dead on target → fare centro
dead slow (Aut) → a passo d'uomo (Naut) → avanti piano
to be dead set on doing sth → volere fare qc a tutti i costi
to be dead set against sth (fam) → essere assolutamente contrario/a a qc
dead broke (fam) → senza il becco di un quattrino
dead drunk (fam) → ubriaco/a fradicio/a
dead tired (fam) → stanco/a morto/a
3. n
a. the dead npli morti
b. at dead of nightnel cuore della notte
in the dead of winter → nel cuore dell'inverno

dead

(ded) adjective
1. without life; not living. a dead body; Throw out those dead flowers.
2. not working and not giving any sign of being about to work. The phone/engine is dead.
3. absolute or complete. There was dead silence at his words; He came to a dead stop.
adverb
completely. dead drunk.
ˈdeaden verb
to lessen, weaken or make less sharp, strong etc. That will deaden the pain.
ˈdeadly adjective
1. causing death. a deadly poison.
2. very great. He is in deadly earnest (= He is completely serious).
3. very dull or uninteresting. What a deadly job this is.
adverb
extremely. deadly dull; deadly serious.
dead end
a road closed off at one end.
ˈdead-end adjective
leading nowhere. a dead-end job.
dead heat
a race, or a situation happening in a race, in which two or more competitors cross the finishing line together.
dead language
a language no longer spoken, eg Latin.
ˈdeadline noun
a time by which something must be done or finished. Monday is the deadline for handing in this essay.
ˈdeadlock noun
a situation in which no further progress towards an agreement is possible. Talks between the two sides ended in deadlock.

to set a deadline (not dateline) for finishing a job.

dead

تـَمَاماً, مُتَوَفًّى mrtvý, naprosto død, nøjagtig tot, völlig απολύτως, νεκρός completamente, justo, muerto kuollut, todella mort, précisément mrtav, upravo esattamente, morto 全く, 死んだ 완전히, 죽은 dood, volkomen død całkowicie, martwy completamente, morto мертвый, совершенно död, döds- ตายแล้ว, อย่างแน่นอน ölü chết, một cách chính xác 死的, 绝对地

dead

a. difunto-a; muerto-a;
___ bodycadáver.

dead

adj muerto
References in classic literature ?
It's the best we've had yet," said Meg, as the dead villain sat up and rubbed his elbows.
If I am dead and see him becoming a meaningless drab figure like myself, I will come back," she declared.
I did not believe that my dead father and mother were watching me from up there; they would still be looking for me at the sheep-fold down by the creek, or along the white road that led to the mountain pastures.
Robert was interested, and wanted to know what manner of girls the sisters were, what the father was like, and how long the mother had been dead.
It seemed to Holgrave,--as doubtless it has seemed to the hopeful of every century since the epoch of Adam's grandchildren,--that in this age, more than ever before, the moss-grown and rotten Past is to be torn down, and lifeless institutions to be thrust out of the way, and their dead corpses buried, and everything to begin anew.
ye whose dead lie buried beneath the green grass; who standing among flowers can say --here, here lies my beloved; ye know not the desolation that broods in bosoms like these.
Why, he'd kill us some time or other, just as dead sure as we're a laying here.
But when Godfrey was lifting his eyes from one of those long glances, they encountered an object as startling to him at that moment as if it had been an apparition from the dead.
When the king heard that Baleka was sick he did not kill her outright, because he loved her a little, but he sent for me, commanding me to attend her, and when the child was born to cause its body to be brought to him, according to custom, so that he might be sure that it was dead.
There's a power of men been killed in this HISPANIOLA--a sight o' poor seamen dead and gone since you and me took ship to Bristol.
The answer was that the young man had not been seen and that Count Philippe was dead.
It must have been several hours before I regained consciousness and I well remember the feeling of surprise which swept over me as I realized that I was not dead.

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