Deprived of life; -- opposed to alive and living; reduced to that state of a being in which the organs of motion and life have irrevocably ceased to perform their functions; as, a dead tree; a dead man.
Destitute of life; inanimate; as, dead matter.
Resembling death in appearance or quality; without show of life; deathlike; as, a dead sleep.
Still as death; motionless; inactive; useless; as, dead calm; a dead load or weight.
So constructed as not to transmit sound; soundless; as, a dead floor.
Unproductive; bringing no gain; unprofitable; as, dead capital; dead stock in trade.
Lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless; as, dead eye; dead fire; dead color, etc.
Monotonous or unvaried; as, a dead level or pain; a dead wall.
Sure as death; unerring; fixed; complete; as, a dead shot; a dead certainty.
Bringing death; deadly.
Wanting in religious spirit and vitality; as, dead faith; dead works.
Flat; without gloss; -- said of painting which has been applied purposely to have this effect.
Not brilliant; not rich; thus, brown is a dead color, as compared with crimson.
Cut off from the rights of a citizen; deprived of the power of enjoying the rights of property; as, one banished or becoming a monk is civilly dead.
Not imparting motion or power; as, the dead spindle of a lathe, etc. See Spindle.
To a degree resembling death; to the last degree; completely; wholly.
The most quiet or deathlike time; the period of profoundest repose, inertness, or gloom; as, the dead of winter.
One who is dead; -- commonly used collectively.
To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigor.
To die; to lose life or force.
Carrying no current, or producing no useful effect; -- said of a conductor in a dynamo or motor, also of a telegraph wire which has no instrument attached and, therefore, is not in use.
Out of play; regarded as out of the game; -- said of a ball, a piece, or a player under certain conditions in cricket, baseball, checkers, and some other games.