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Definition of Death


  1. The cessation of all vital phenomena without capability of resuscitation, either in animals or plants.
  2. Total privation or loss; extinction; cessation; as, the death of memory.
  3. Manner of dying; act or state of passing from life.
  4. Cause of loss of life.
  5. Personified: The destroyer of life, -- conventionally represented as a skeleton with a scythe.
  6. Danger of death.
  7. Murder; murderous character.
  8. Loss of spiritual life.
  9. Anything so dreadful as to be like death.

Death Quotations

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.
Steve Jobs

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
Mark Twain

I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.
Corazon Aquino

When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.
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Death Translations

death in Afrikaans is dood
death in Dutch is dood, overlijden, sterfgeval
death in German is Tod
death in Italian is morte
death in Latin is excessum, mors mortis, letum
death in Portuguese is morte
death in Spanish is muerte
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