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death Explained

death at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[deθ]

death at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. dea?u, from P.Gmc. *dauthaz, from verbal stem *dau- "die" + *-thuz suffix indicating "act, process, condition." Death's-head, a symbol of mortality, is from 1596. Death row first recorded 1940s. Slang be death on "be very good at" is from 1839. Deathbed in O.E. was "the grave;" meaning "bed on which someone dies" is from c.1400. Death wish first recorded 1896. The death-watch beetle (1668) inhabits houses, makes a ticking noise like a watch, and is superstitiously supposed to portend death. ///

death at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Language: Old English; Origin:]//
1 : a) [U] the end of the life of a person or animal// → birth// death of// --The death of his mother came as a tremendous shock.// --Cancer is the leading cause of death in women.// --How Danielle met her death (=died) will probably never be known.// --His friend was close to death .// --His family are still mourning John's tragic death .// --the anniversary of Lenin's death// bleed/burn/starve etc to death // --a homeless man who froze to death// beat/stab/shoot etc sb to death // --The 76-year-old pensioner was beaten to death.// put/sentence/condemn sb to death (=kill someone or decide they should be killed as an official punishment) // --Legend has it that Sarah was put to death for practising witchcraft.// --Members of the family have received death threats .// --He remained president until his untimely death (=death at a surprisingly young age ) in 1917.// --Two of the passengers managed to escape death (=avoid being killed) .// b) [C] a particular case when someone dies// → birth// --a campaign to reduce the number of traffic deaths// death from// --deaths from cancer// --I heard there'd been a death in the family .//
2 the death of sth: the permanent end of something// → birth// --The latest bombing is the death of all our hopes.// --These regulations could spell the death (=lead to the end) of the American car industry.//
3 to death: informal // a) used to emphasize that a feeling or emotion is very strong// be bored/scared/frightened etc to death // --She was scared to death of what might happen next.// --I'm absolutely sick to death of it (=very angry, bored, or unhappy about something) .// bore/scare/love etc sb to death // --He drove at a speed which frightened Leonora to death.// --She used to worry me to death.// b) used to say that an action is continued with a lot of effort and for as long as possible// --They just work you to death in that place.//
4 do sth to death: informal to perform or present an idea, joke etc so often that people become tired of it// --Most of his material has been done to death by numerous comedians.//
5 to the death: a) until someone is dead// --They will fight to the death rather than give an inch of ground.// --soldiers locked in a bitter struggle to the death// b) until you achieve something even if it means that you suffer// --The leadership election has become a fight to the death.//
6 Death: a creature that looks like a human skeleton, used in paintings, stories etc to represent the fact that people die//
7 be at death's door: to be very ill and likely to die//
8 look/feel like death warmed up: BrE look/feel like death warmed over AmE informal to look or feel very ill or tired//
9 you'll catch your death (of cold): spoken old-fashioned used to warn someone that they are likely to become ill because they are wet or cold//
10 sb will be the death of me: spoken old-fashioned used to say that someone is causing you a lot of worry and problems// --That boy will be the death of me!// Black Death, kiss of death at kiss2 (3), life and death at life(10)//

death at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

121 Moby Thesaurus words for "death":
Azrael, Black Death, Death, Grim Reaper, Pale Death, Reaper, Z,
angel of death, annihilation, apodosis, bane, caducity, casualty,
catastrophe, ceasing, cessation, changeableness, coda, conclusion,
consummation, corruptibility, crack of doom, crossbones,
crossing the bar, culmination, curtain, curtains, death knell,
deathblow, decease, demise, denouement, destination, destiny,
destruction, dissolution, doom, downfall, dying, effect, end,
end point, ending, envoi, ephemerality, ephemeralness, epilogue,
eradication, eschatology, evanescence, expiration, expiry,
extermination, extinction, extirpation, fatal, fate,
final solution, final twitch, final words, finale, finality, finis,
finish, finitude, fleetingness, fugacity, goal, grave, grim reaper,
impermanence, impermanency, instability, izzard, last, last breath,
last gasp, last things, last trumpet, last words, latter end,
liquidation, memento mori, momentariness, mortality, mutability,
obliteration, omega, pale horse, pale rider, passing, payoff,
period, perishability, peroration, quietus, resolution,
resting place, ruin, sickle of Death, silence, skull,
skull and crossbones, sleep, stoppage, stopping place, swan song,
term, terminal, termination, terminus, that fell sergeant,
that grim ferryman, transience, transiency, transientness,
transitoriness, undoing, volatility, white cross, windup

death at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (End): {End point}: goal, destination, limit, determination, expiration, extinction, extermination, death, end of all things, finality, eschatology, break up, last stage, turning point, coup de grace, deathblow, knock-out, final blow.

[N] (Death): death, decease, demise, dissolution, departure, loss, bereavement, mortality, last breath.

Death at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

conduct oneself.[N] (Conduct): conduct, behavior, deportment, comportment, demeanor, bearing, manner.

[ADJ] (Conduct): strategical, businesslike, practical, behavioral.[ADJ] (Conduct): strategical, businesslike, practical, behavioral.[N] (Command): command, order, ordinance, act, fiat, bidding, dictum, dictate, ukaze, decree, behest, call, dispatch, message, direction, injunction, charge, instructions, demand, exaction, claim, reclamation, ultimatum.[ADV] (Sequence): after, afterward, subsequently, behind, consecutively.

[ADJ] (Lateness): late, tardy, slow, behind, belated, posthumous, backward, unpunctual, untimely, delayed, postponed, dilatory, slow, delayed, in abeyance.

[V] (Rear): be behind, fall behind, bring up the rear, end, trail

[ADV] (Rear): behind, in the rear, in the background, after, aback, rearward.

[ADV] (Subsequence): behind, in the rear, in the train of, in the wake of, after.[ADV] (Cause): because, behind the scenes.

[ADJ] (Invisibility): invisible, imperceptible, indiscernible, unapparent, non-apparent, out of sight, behind the scenes, inconspicuous, unseen, covert, latent, eclipsed, mysterious, dark, obscure, confused, indistinct, indistinguishable, shadowy, indefinite, undefined, ill-defined.[ADV] (Shortcoming): within the mark, within the compass, within the bounds, behindhand, re infecta , to no purpose, for from it.[V] (Vision): see, behold, look at, discern, perceive, sight, make out, discover, distinguish, recognize, spy, espy, catch sight of, get a glimpse of, witness, contemplate, speculate.

[N] (Spectator): spectator, beholder, observer, looker-on, onlooker, witness, eyewitness, bystander, passer by, sightseer, rubberneck*, rubbernecker*, spy, sentinel.

[V] (Spectator): witness, behold, see, look on, be present, gawk, rub

death at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
1 [C] the fact of sb dying or being killed:
a sudden / violent / peaceful death * the anniversary of his wife's death * an increase in deaths from cancer * He died a slow and painful death.
2 [U] the end of life; the state of being dead:
Two children were burnt to death in the fire (= they died as a result of the fire). * He's drinking himself to death (= so that it will kill him). * Police are still trying to establish the cause of death. * Do you believe in life after death? * a death camp (= a place where prisoners are killed, usually in a war) * He was sentenced to death (= to be executed).
3 [U] ~ of sth the permanent end or destruction of sth:
the death of all my plans * the death of communism
4 (also Death) [U] (literary) the power that destroys life, imagined as human in form:
Death is often shown in paintings as a human skeleton. * Death marched in and took him away.
see also SUDDEN DEATH
IDIOMS
at death's door (often humorous) so ill that you may die:
I suppose you won't be coming to the party if you're at death's door!
be the death of sb to worry or upset sb very much:
Those kids will be the death of me.
do sth to death to do or perform sth so often that people become tired of seeing or hearing it:
That joke's been done to death.
frighten / scare sb to death to frighten sb very much:
Spiders frighten him to death.
look / feel like death warmed up (BrE) (AmE like death warmed over) (spoken) to look or feel very ill or tired
put sb to death to kill sb as a punishment
SYN EXECUTE:
The prisoner will be put to death at dawn.
to death extremely; very much:
to be bored / frightened / scared / worried to death * I'm sick to death of your endless criticism.
to the death until sb is dead:
a fight to the death
more at CATCH v., CHEAT v., DICE v., DIE v., FATE, FIGHT v., FLOG, GRIM, KISS n., LIFE, MATTER n.

DEATH at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

ur; a particular type of this food:
Cheddar cheese * goat's cheese (= made from the milk of a goat) * a cheese sandwich / salad * a chunk / piece / slice of cheese * a selection of French cheeses * a cheese knife (= a knife with a special curved blade with two points on the end, used for cutting and picking up pieces of cheese)
see also BLUE CHEESE, CAULIFLOWER CHEESE, COTTAGE CHEESE, CREAM CHEESE, MACARONI CHEESE

2 (cheese!) what you ask sb to say before you take their photograph

IDIOMS see BIG adj., CHALK n., HARD adj., SAY v.adjective
(disapproving) not liking to spend money
SYN MEAN
cheese-paring nounnoun (BrE)
1 a board that is used to cut cheese on
2 a variety of cheeses that are served at the end of a meal:
The meal finished with the cheeseboard and fresh fruit.noun
a hamburger with a slice of cheese on top of the meatnoun
[C, U] a cold DESSERT (= a sweet dish) made from a soft mixture of CREAM CHEESE, sugar, eggs, etc. on a base of cake or crushed biscuits/cookies, sometimes with fruit on top:
a strawberry cheesecake * Is there any cheesecake left?noun
[U] a loosely-woven cotton fabric used especially for making shirtsadjective
[not before noun] ~ (with / about sb/sth) (BrE, informal) annoyed or bored:
I was extremely cheesed off to be woken so early. * He's cheesed off with his job.adjective
1 (slang) of low quality and without style
SYN CORNY, TACKY:
an incredibly cheesy love song
2 smelling or tasting of cheesenoun
a wild animal of the cat family, with black spots, that runs very fastnoun
a professional cook, especially the most senior cook in a restaurant, hotel, etc.noun
(plural chefs-d'oeuvre ) (from French, formal) a very good piece of work, especially the best work by a particular artist, writer, etc.
SYN MASTERPIECEadjective, noun
adjective
1 connected with chemistry:
a chemical element * the chemical industry
2 produced by or using processes which involve changes to atoms or MOLECULES:
chemical reactions / processes
chemically adverb:
The raw sewage is chemically treated.
noun a substance obtained by or used in a chemical process:
Farmers are being urged to reduce their use of chemicals and work with nature to combat pests.noun
[U] the study of the design and use of machines in industrial chemical processes
chemical engineer nounnoun
[U] the use of poisonous gases and chemicals as weapons in a war:
biological and chemical warfarenoun
a loose dress or piece of women's underwear that hangs straight from the shouldersnoun

1 (also dispensing chemist) (both BrE) (AmE druggist) a person whose job is to prepare and sell medicines, and who works in a shop
compare PHARMACIST

2 (chemist's) (plural chemists) (BrE) a shop/store that sells medicines and usually also soap, MAKE-UP, etc:
You can obtain the product from all good chemists. * Take this prescription to the chemist's. * I'll get it at the chemist's. * a chemist's / chemist shop
see also DRUGSTORE
compare PHARMACY

3 a scientist who studies chemistry:
a research chemistnoun [U]
1 the scientific study of the structure of substances, how they react when combined or in contact with one another, and how they behave under different conditions:
a degree in chemistry * the university's chemistry department * inorganic / organic chemistry
see also BIOCHEMISTRY
2 (technical) the chemical structure and behaviour of a particular substance:
the chemistry of copper * We do not fully understand the chemistry of genes. * The patient's blood chemistry was monitored regularly.
3 the relationship between two people, usually a strong sexual attraction:
sexual chemistry * The chemistry just wasn't right.noun
[U] the treatment of disease, especially CANCER, with the use of chemical substances:
a course of chemotherapy
compare RADIATION, RADIOTHERAPYnoun
[U] a type of thick, soft thread; fabric made from this:
a chenille sweater(BrE) (AmE check) noun
a printed form that you can write on and sign as a way of paying for sth instead of using money:
a cheque for 」50 * to write a cheque * to make a cheque out to sb * to pay by cheque * to cash a cheque (= to get or give money for a cheque)
see also BLANK CHEQUE, EUROCHEQUE, TRAVELLER'S CHEQUE(also cheque guarantee card) noun
(both BrE) a card that you must show when you pay by cheque to prove that the bank you have an account with will pay the money on the cheque
compare CASH CARD(BrE) (AmE checkbook) noun
a book of printed chequesnoun
[U] (BrE, disapproving) the practice of journalists paying people large amounts of money to give them personal or private information for a newspaper story(BrE) (also checkered AmE, BrE) adjective
1 ~ past / history / career a person's past, etc. that contains both successful and not successful periods
2 having a pattern of squares of different coloursverb [VN] (written)
1 to love sb/sth very much and want to protect them or it:
Children need to be cherished. * her most cherished possession
2 to keep an idea, a hope or a pleasant feeling in your mind for a long time:
Cherish the memory of those days in Paris. * He cherishes the hope that one day they will meet again.noun
a type of CIGAR with two open endsnoun, adjective
noun
(plural cherries)

1 [C] a small soft round fruit with shiny red or black skin and a stone/pit inside

2 (also cherry tree) [C] a tree on which cherries grow, or a similar tree, grown for its flowers:
cherry blossom * a winter-flowering cherry

3 (also cherrywood ) [U] the wood of the cherry tree

4 (also cherry red) [U] a bright red colour

IDIOMS see BITE n.
adjective (also cherry red) bright red in colour:
cherry lipsnoun
a type of very small tomatoverb
[VN, V] to choose the best people or things from a group and leave those which are not so goodnoun
1 (in art) a type of ANGEL, shown as a small fat, usually male, child with wings:
carvings of Madonnas and cherubs
compare SERAPH
2 (informal) a pretty child; a child who behaves well:
I was quite a good student - no cherub, but no devil either.
cherubic adjective (formal):
a cherubic face (= plump, and with the innocence of a small child)noun
[U] a plant with leaves that are used in cooking as a herb and to decorate foodnoun
[U] a game for two people played on a board marked with black and white squares on which each playing piece (representing a king, queen, castle, etc.) is moved according to special rules. The aim is to put the other player's king in a position from which it cannot escape (= to CHECKMATE it).noun
a board with 64 black and white squares that chess is played on:
the pieces on the chessboardnoun
(plural chessmen ) any of the 32 pieces used in the game of chessnoun

1 the top part of the front of the body, between the neck and the stomach:
The bullet hit him in the chest. * She gasped for breath, her chest heaving. * a chest infection * chest pains * a hairy chest

2 (-chested) (in adjectives) having the type of chest mentioned:
flat-chested * broad-chested

3 a large strong box, usually made of wood, used for storing things in and/or moving them from one place to another:
a medicine chest * a treasure chest
see also TEA CHEST
see also WAR CHEST
IDIOMS
get sth off your chest to talk about sth that has been worrying you for a long time so that you feel less anxious:
Why not tell her how you feel? It might do you good to get it off your chest.
more at CARD n.noun
(plural chests of drawers) (AmE also bureau, dresser) a piece of furniture with drawers for keeping clothes innoun, adjective
noun


1 (also chestnut tree) [C] a large tree with spreading branches, that produces smooth brown nuts inside prickly cases. There are several types of chestnut tree.
see also HORSE CHESTNUT

2 [C] a smooth brown nut of a chestnut tree, some types of which can be eaten:
roast chestnuts * The dessert was a rich mixture of chestnut puree and cream.
see also WATER CHESTNUT
compare CONKER

3 [U] a deep reddish-brown colour
4 [C] a horse of a reddish-brown colour
5 [C] (informal) an old joke or story that has been told so many times that it is no longer amusing or interesting
adjective reddish-brown in colouradjective
(informal, especially BrE) suffering from or showing signs of chest disease:
I'm a bit chesty at night. * a chesty coughnoun
1 a line or pattern in the shape of a V
2 a piece of fabric in the shape of a V which soldiers and police officers wear on their uniforms to show their rankverb, noun
verb
1 ~ (at / on / through sth) | ~ sth (up) to bite food into small pieces in your mouth with your teeth to make it easier to swallow:
[V] After the operation you may find it difficult to chew and swallow. * [VN] teeth designed for chewing meat * He is always chewing gum.
2 ~ (on sth) to bite sth continuously, for example because you are nervous or to taste it:
[V] Rosa chewed on her lip and stared at the floor. * The dog was chewing on a bone. * [VN] to chew your nails
IDIOMS
chew the fat (informal) to have a long friendly talk with sb about sth:
Randall stayed chewing the fat for a while. * They met up once a year to chew the fat about the old days.
more at BITE v.
PHRASAL VERBS
chew sth<->over to think about or discuss sth slowly and carefully
noun
1 an act of chewing sth
2 a type of sweet/candy that you chew
3 a piece of tobacco that you chew(also gum) noun
[U] a sweet/candy that you chew but do not swallowadjective
(of food) needing to be chewed a lot before it can be swallowednoun
[U, C] a dry red wine from the north-west of Italynoun
[U] (art) the way light and shade are shown; the contrast between light and shadeadjective
very fashionable and elegant:
She is always so chic, so elegant. * a chic new restaurant
chic noun [U]:
a perfectly dressed woman with an air of chic that was unmistakably Frenchnoun
(BrE) a sharp double bend, either on a track where cars race, or on an ordinary road to stop vehicles from going too fastnoun
[U] (rare, formal) the use of complicated plans and clever talk in order to deceive peoplenoun
(plural Chicanos) (especially AmE) a N American person whose family came from Mexico
compare LATINOnoun

1 a baby bird, especially a baby chicken

2 (old-fashioned, sometimes offensive) a way of referring to a young womannoun
a small N American bird of the TIT family. There are many types of chickadee.noun, verb, adjective
noun


1 [C] a large bird that is often kept for its eggs or meat:
They keep chickens in the back yard. * free-range chickens
compare COCK, HEN

2 [U] meat from a chicken:
fried / roast chicken * chicken stock / soup * chicken breasts / livers / thighs * chicken and chips
see also SPRING CHICKEN

IDIOMS
a chicken-and-egg situation, problem, etc. a situation in which it is difficult to tell which one of two things was the cause of the other
more at COUNT v., HEADLESS, HOME adv.
verb
PHRASAL VERBS
chicken out (of sth / of doing sth) (informal) to decide not to do sth because you are afraid:
You're not going to chicken out, are you? * Kim put my name down for a sponsored parachute jump but I chickened out at the last moment.
adjective [not before noun] (informal) not brave; afraid to do sth
SYN COWARDLYnoun
[U] (informal) an amount of money that is not large enough to be important:
We're going to make so much money that five thousand will look like chicken feed.noun
[U] a disease, especially of children, that causes a slight fever and many spots on the skin:
to catch / get chickenpoxnoun, adjective
noun [U] (AmE, slang) nonsense
adjective (AmE, slang) (of a person) not brave
SYN COWARDLYnoun
(especially BrE) (AmE usually garbanzo, garbanzo bean) a hard round seed, like a light brown pea, that is cooked and eaten as a vegetablenoun [U]
1 (BrE) (AmE endive) [C, U] a small pale green plant with bitter leaves that are eaten raw or cooked as a vegetable. The root can be dried and used with or instead of coffee.
2 (AmE) = ENDIVE (1)verb
~ sb (for sth / for doing sth) (formal) to criticize or blame sb because they have done sth wrong:
[VN] She chided herself for being so impatient with the children. * [V speech] 'Isn't that a bit selfish?' he chided. [also VN speech]adjective, noun
adjective [only before noun]
1 most important; main:
the chief cause / problem / reason * one of the President's chief rivals
2 (often Chief) highest in rank:
the Chief Education Officer * the chief financial officer of the company * Detective Chief Inspector Williams
3 (-in-chief) (in nouns) of the highest rank:
commander-in-chief
see also CHIEFLY
noun
1 a person with a high rank or the highest rank in a company or an organization:
army / industry / police chiefs
2 (often as a title) a leader or ruler of a tribe:
Chief Buthelezi * Chief Crazy Horse
IDIOMS
there are too many chiefs and not enough Indians (BrE, informal) used to describe a situation in which there are too many people telling other people what to do, and not enough people to do the worknoun
(in Britain) a senior police officer who is in charge of the police force in a particular area:
Chief Constable Brian Turnernoun
1 the person with the highest rank in a company or an organization:
The chief executive addressed the board.
2 (Chief Executive) the President of the USnoun
(abbreviation CEO) the person in a company who has the most power and authoritynoun
(in Britain) a police officer above the rank of an INSPECTOR(also Chief Justice) noun
the most important judge in a court of law, especially the US Supreme Courtnoun
(plural chiefs of staff) an officer of very high rank, responsible for advising the person who commands each of the armed forces
see also JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFFnoun
(in Britain) a police officer above the rank of SUPERINTENDENTadverb
not completely, but as a most important part
SYN PRIMARILY, MAINLY:
We are chiefly concerned with improving educational standards. * He's travelled widely, chiefly in Africa and Asia.noun
the leader of a tribe or a CLAN in Scotlandnoun
[U] a fine transparent silk or NYLON fabric, used especially for making clothesnoun
(from French) a style for women's hair in which the hair is pulled back and twisted into a smooth knot at the back:
long hair worn in a chignonnoun
a very small dog with smooth hairnoun
[usually pl.] a painful red swelling on the hands or feet that is caused by cold or bad CIRCULATION of the blood1 a young human being who is not yet an adult:
a child of three / a three-year-old child * men, women and children * an unborn child * not suitable for young children * I lived in London as a child. * a child star
see also BRAINCHILD, LATCHKEY CHILD, SCHOOLCHILD

2 a son or daughter of any age:
They have three grown-up children. * a support group for adult children of alcoholics
see also GODCHILD, GRANDCHILD, LOVE CHILD, ONLY CHILD, STEPCHILD
compare KID
3 a person who is strongly influenced by the ideas and attitudes of a particular time or person:
a child of the 90s
4 (disapproving) an adult who behaves like a child and is not MATURE or responsible
IDIOMS
be with child (old-fashioned) to be pregnant
be child's play (informal) to be very easy to do, so not even a child would find it difficultnoun
[U] the crime of harming a child in a physical, sexual or emotional way:
victims of child abusenoun
[U] (in Britain) money that the government regularly pays to parents of children up to a particular age:
to be eligible for / to receive child benefitnoun
a belt, or small seat with a belt, that is used in a car to control and protect a childnoun
= CAR SEATnoun
[U] the process of giving birth to children:
women of childbearing age * Some women defer childbearing in favour of a career.noun
[U] the process of

Death at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Death \Death\, n. [OE. deth, dea?, AS. de['a]?; akin to OS. d??,
D. dood, G. tod, Icel. dau?i, Sw. & Dan. d["o]d, Goth.
daupus; from a verb meaning to die. See {Die}, v. i., and cf.
{Dead}.]
1. The cessation of all vital phenomena without capability of
resuscitation, either in animals or plants.

Note: Local death is going on at times and in all parts of
the living body, in which individual cells and elements
are being cast off and replaced by new; a process
essential to life. General death is of two kinds; death
of the body as a whole (somatic or systemic death), and
death of the tissues. By the former is implied the
absolute cessation of the functions of the brain, the
circulatory and the respiratory organs; by the latter
the entire disappearance of the vital actions of the
ultimate structural constituents of the body. When
death takes place, the body as a whole dies first, the
death of the tissues sometimes not occurring until
after a considerable interval. --Huxley.

2. Total privation or loss; extinction; cessation; as, the
death of memory.

The death of a language can not be exactly compared
with the death of a plant. --J. Peile.

3. Manner of dying; act or state of passing from life.

A death that I abhor. --Shak.

Let me die the death of the righteous. --Num. xxiii.
10.

4. Cause of loss of life.

Swiftly flies the feathered death. --Dryden.

He caught his death the last county sessions.
--Addison.

5. Personified: The destroyer of life, -- conventionally
represented as a skeleton with a scythe.

Death! great proprietor of all. --Young.

And I looked, and behold a pale horse; and his name
that at on him was Death. --Rev. vi. 8.

6. Danger of death. ``In deaths oft.'' --2 Cor. xi. 23.

7. Murder; murderous character.

Not to suffer a man of death to live. --Bacon.

8. (Theol.) Loss of spiritual life.

To be ??????? m????? is death. --Rom. viii.
6.

9. Anything so dreadful as to be like death.

It was death to them to think of entertaining such
doctrines. --Atterbury.

And urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto
death. --Judg. xvi.
16.

Note: Death is much used adjectively and as the first part of
a compound, meaning, in general, of or pertaining to
death, causing or presaging death; as, deathbed or
death bed; deathblow or death blow, etc.

{Black death}. See {Black death}, in the Vocabulary.

{Civil death}, the separation of a man from civil society, or
the debarring him from the enjoyment of civil rights, as
by banishment, attainder, abjuration of the realm,
entering a monastery, etc. --Blackstone.

{Death adder}. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A kind of viper found in South Africa ({Acanthophis
tortor}); -- so called from the virulence of its
venom.
(b) A venomous Australian snake of the family
{Elapid[ae]}, of several species, as the
{Hoplocephalus superbus} and {Acanthopis antarctica}.


{Death bell}, a bell that announces a death.

The death bell thrice was heard to ring. --Mickle.

{Death candle}, a light like that of a candle, viewed by the
superstitious as presaging death.

{Death damp}, a cold sweat at the coming on of death.

{Death fire}, a kind of ignis fatuus supposed to forebode
death.

And round about in reel and rout, The death fires
danced at night. --Coleridge.

{Death grapple}, a grapple or struggle for life.

{Death in life}, a condition but little removed from death; a
living death. [Poetic] ``Lay lingering out a five years'
death in life.'' --Tennyson.

{Death knell}, a stroke or tolling of a bell, announcing a
death.

{Death rate}, the relation or ratio of the number of deaths
to the population.

At all ages the death rate is higher in towns than
in rural districts. --Darwin.

{Death rattle}, a rattling or gurgling in the throat of a
dying person.

{Death's door}, the boundary of life; the partition dividing
life from death.

{Death stroke}, a stroke causing death.

{Death throe}, the spasm of death.

{Death token}, the signal of approaching death.

{Death warrant}.
(a) (Law) An order from the proper authority for the
execution of a criminal.
(b) That which puts an end to expectation, hope, or joy.


{Death wound}.
(a) A fatal wound or injury.
(b) (Naut.) The springing of a fatal leak.

{Spiritual death} (Scripture), the corruption and perversion
of the soul by sin, with the loss of the favor of God.

{The gates of death}, the grave.

Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? --Job
xxxviii. 17.

{The second death}, condemnation to eternal separation from
God. --Rev. ii. 11.

{To be the death of}, to be the cause of death to; to make
die. ``It was one who should be the death of both his
parents.'' --Milton.

Syn: {Death}, {Decease}, {Demise}, {Departure}, {Release}.

Usage: Death applies to the termination of every form of
existence, both animal and vegetable; the other words
only to the human race. Decease is the term used in
law for the removal of a human being out of life in
the ordinary course of nature. Demise was formerly
confined to decease of princes, but is now sometimes
used of distinguished men in general; as, the demise
of Mr. Pitt. Departure and release are peculiarly
terms of Christian affection and hope. A violent death
is not usually called a decease. Departure implies a
friendly taking leave of life. Release implies a
deliverance from a life of suffering or sorrow.

death at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

death
n 1: 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" [syn: {decease}] [ant:
{birth}]
2: the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or
part of an organism; "the animal died a painful death"
3: the time at which life ends; continuing until dead; "she
stayed until his death"; "a struggle to the last" [syn: {last}]
4: the personification of death; "Death walked the streets of
the plague-bound city"
5: the absence of life or state of being dead; "he seemed more
content in death than he had ever been in life"
6: the time when something ends; "it was the death of all his
plans"; "a dying of old hopes" [syn: {dying}, {demise}]
[ant: {birth}]
7: the act of killing; "he had two deaths on his conscience"
8: a final state; "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called
glorious experiment came to an inglorious end" [syn: {end},
{destruction}]

death at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Death

English

Inter: slim-wikipedia » Death (disambiguation)
Inter: slim-wikipedi » a

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » deeth|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » deaþ|dēaþ|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » dauþuz|lang=gem-pro (compare West Frisian Inter: term » dead|lang=fy, Dutch Inter: term » dood|lang=nl, German Inter: term » Tod|lang=de, Swedish Inter: term » död|lang=sv), from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » dʰautus|lang=ine-pro. More at Inter: term » die|lang=en.

Pronunciation

* Inter: enPR » dĕth, Inter: IPA » /dɛθ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /dET/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-death.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: audio » En-uk-death.ogg|Audio (UK)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɛθ

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n


  • 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.
    1. : Inter: usex » The death of my grandmother saddened the whole family.
    2. 1900, Inter: w » Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, Chapter I,
    3. : "`Death,'" quoted Warwick, with whose mood the undertaker's remarks were in tune, "`is the penalty that all must pay for the crime of living.'"
    4. Inter: often » capitalized The personification of death as a hooded figure with a scythe; the Grim Reaper.
    5. : Inter: usex » When death walked in, a chill spread through the room.
    6. Inter: context » the death The final part of something.
    7. : Inter: usex » England scored a goal at the death to even up the score at one all.

      Synonyms

      * See also Category: Wikisaurus:death -

      Derived terms

      Inter: rel-top3 » Terms derived from death (noun)

  • accidental death
  • angel of death
  • at death's door
  • Black Death
  • brain death
  • cause of death
  • cell death
  • civil death
  • clinical death
  • cot death
  • dance of death
  • dead
  • deadly
  • death adder
  • death angel
  • death bell
  • death benefit
  • death by burning
  • death by fire
  • death camas
  • death camp
  • death cap
  • death certificate
  • death chair
  • death chamber
  • death cross
  • death cup
  • death duty
  • death growl

  • Inter: rel-mid » 3
    • death house
    • death instinct
    • death knell
    • death march
    • death mask
    • death metal
    • death penalty
    • death phase
    • death put
    • death rate
    • death rattle
    • death ray
    • death roll
    • death row
    • death seat
    • death sentence
    • death spiral
    • death squad
    • death stick
    • death tax
    • death to
    • death toll
    • Death Valley
    • death warrant
    • death wish
    • death's-head
    • deathbird
    • deathblow
    • deathful


    Inter: rel-mid » 3
  • deathless
  • deathlike
  • deathly
  • deathmatch
  • deathsman
  • deathward
  • deathwatch
  • deathy
  • fan death
  • heat death
  • human death
  • infant death
  • instadeath
  • kiss of death
  • life-and-death
  • life-or-death
  • like death warmed over
  • living death
  • megadeath
  • near-death
  • put to death
  • screen death
  • sentence to death
  • sudden death
  • sudden infant death syndrome
  • valley of death
  • violent death
  • voodoo death
  • wrongful death

  • Inter: rel-botto » m
    Inter: lookfro » m

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » cessation of life
    • Abkhaz: Inter: t- » ab|псра|tr=psra|sc=Cyrl
    • Adyghe: Inter: tø » ady|лӀэныгъ|tr=ɬănəʁ|sc=Cyrl
    • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|dood
    • Ainu: Inter: tø » ain|ライ|tr=rayi, Inter: tø » ain|ラヤㇺペ|tr=rayampe
    • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|vdekje|f, Inter: t- » sq|mort|m
    • Inter: trreq » am
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|موت|m|tr=mawt|sc=Arab
    • Inter: trreq » an
    • Aramaic:
    • : Syriac: Inter: tø » arc|ܡܘܬܐ|m|tr=mawtā’|sc=Hebr
    • : Hebrew: Inter: tø » arc|מותא|m|tr=mawtā’|sc=Hebr
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|մահ|tr=mah|sc=Armn, Inter: t- » hy|վախճան|tr=vaxč̣an|sc=Armn
    • : Old Armenian: Inter: tø » xcl|մահ|tr=mah|sc=Armn
    • Aromanian: Inter: t- » rup|moarte
    • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|muerte|f
    • Avar: Inter: t- » av|хвел|tr=χwel|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » av|хвей|tr=χwej|sc=Cyrl
    • Inter: trreq » ay
    • Azeri: Inter: t- » az|ölüm
    • Bashkir: Inter: tø » ba|үлем|tr=ülem|sc=Cyrl, Inter: tø » ba|әжәл|tr=äjäl|sc=Cyrl
    • Basque: Inter: t+ » eu|heriotza
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|сьмерць|f|tr=sʹmjercʹ|sc=Cyrl
    • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|মৃত্যু|tr=mrittu|sc=Beng
    • Berber:
    • : Tachelhit: Inter: tø » shi|tamttant|f
    • Breton: Inter: t+ » br|marv|m
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|смърт|f|tr=smǎrt|sc=Cyrl
    • Burmese: Inter: t+ » my|မရဏ|tr=marana.|sc=Mymr, Inter: t+ » my|အသေ|tr=athei|sc=Mymr, Inter: t- » my|သေခြင်း|tr=thei gjin:|sc=Mymr
    • Buryat: Inter: tø » bxr|үхэл|tr=üxel|sc=Cyrl
    • Campidanese Sardinian: Inter: tø » sro|morti|f
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|mort|f
    • Cebuano: Inter: tø » ceb|kamatayon
    • Chagatai: Inter: tø » chg|اولوم|tr=ölüm|sc=fa-Arab, Inter: tø » chg|اولم|tr=ölim|sc=fa-Arab
    • Chechen: Inter: tø » ce|валар|tr=valar|sc=Cyrl, Inter: tø » ce|Ӏожалла|tr=joƶalla|sc=Cyrl
    • Cherokee: Inter: t- » chr|ᎠᏲᎱᎯᏍᏗ|tr=ayohuhisdi|sc=Cher
    • Chinese:
    • : Cantonese: Inter: tø » yue|死亡|tr=sei2 mong4|sc=Hani
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t+ » cmn|死亡|tr=sǐwáng|sc=Hani
    • : Min Nan: Inter: t+ » nan|死亡|tr=sí-bông|sc=Hani
    • Chuvash: Inter: tø » cv|вилӗм|tr=vilĕm|sc=Cyrl
    • Coptic: Inter: tø » cop|ⲙⲟⲩ|tr=mou|sc=Copt
    • Crimean Tatar: Inter: tø » crh|ölüm, Inter: tø » crh|ecel
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|smrt|f
    • Dalmatian: Inter: tø » dlm|muart|m
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|død|c
    • Dolgan: Inter: tø » dlg|өлүү|tr=ölüü|sc=Cyrl
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|dood|m, Inter: t+ » nl|overlijden|n
    • Egyptian: Inter: tø » egy|mt|sc=Egyp
    • : t:m*A14
    • Erzya: Inter: tø » myv|кулома|tr=kuloma|sc=Cyrl
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|morto
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|surm
    • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|deyði|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kuolema
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|mort|f
    • Friulian: Inter: tø » fur|muart
    • Gagauz: Inter: tø » gag|ölüm
    • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|morte|f
    • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|სიკვდილი|tr=sikvdili|sc=Geor
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Tod|m

  • Gothic: {{tø|got|
  • Death at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Category: File - :Death with hourglass, Monument to Marshall Maurice of Saxony, Saint Thomas' Church, Strasbourg.jpg|thumb|250px|upright|Death as a skeleton with a hourglass.
    Category: File - :CathedralOfTrier Skeleton.JPG|thumb|150px|upright|Death as a skeleton with a scythe.
    Inter: also » death

    English

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • The personification of death, often a skeleton with a scythe.
    1. : Death can be seen on a tarot card.

      Synonyms

      * The Grim Reaper

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » the personification of death

  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|Mortulo
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|Mort|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Sensenmann|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|Dauðinn
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|Morte|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|muerte|f


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

    * hated

    External links

    * Inter: pedia » Death (personification)
    Category: Category:en:Death -
    Category: Category:en:Personifications -
    Category: ang:Death -
    Translation: et » Death
    Translation: fr » Death
    Translation: id » Death
    Translation: ru » Death
    Translation: te » Death
    Translation: uk » Death
    Translation: zh » Death