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decease Explained

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

c.1330, from Fr. deces, from L. decessus "death," lit. "departure" (euphemism for mors), from pp. stem of decedere "die," from de- "away" + cedere "go." Still used with a tinge of euphemism. ///

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

n [U] law death// --On your decease, the house passes to your wife.//

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

132 Moby Thesaurus words for "decease":
Z, annihilation, apodosis, bane, be lost, biological death,
cash in, catastrophe, cease to be, cease to live, ceasing,
cessation, cessation of life, clinical death, coda, conclusion,
consummation, crack of doom, crossing the bar, culmination,
curtain, curtains, death, death knell, debt of nature, demise,
denouement, depart, depart this life, departure, destination,
destiny, die, dissolution, doom, drop, dying, ebb of life, effect,
end, end of life, end point, ending, envoi, epilogue, eschatology,
eternal rest, exit, expiration, expire, extinction, extinguishment,
fall, fall asleep, fate, final solution, final summons,
final twitch, final words, finale, finality, finger of death,
finis, finish, go, go out, goal, going, going off, grave,
hand of death, izzard, jaws of death, knell, last, last breath,
last debt, last gasp, last muster, last rest, last roundup,
last sleep, last things, last trumpet, last words, latter end,
leaving life, loss of life, making an end, omega, part, parting,
pass, pass away, pass on, pass over, passing, passing away,
passing over, payoff, period, perish, perishing, peroration,
put off mortality, quietus, quit this world, release, resolution,
rest, resting place, return to dust, reward, sentence of death,
shades of death, shadow of death, silence, sleep, somatic death,
stop breathing, stoppage, stopping place, succumb,
summons of death, swan song, term, terminal, termination, terminus,
up and die, windup, yield the ghost

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

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

[ADJ] (Death): dead, lifeless, deceased, departed, defunct, extinct, late, gone, inanimate, dying, moribund.

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

[U] (law or formal) the death of a person

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

Decease \De*cease"\, n. [OE. deses, deces, F. d['e]c[`e]s, fr.
L. decessus departure, death, fr. decedere to depart, die;
de- + cedere to withdraw. See {Cease}, {Cede}.]
Departure, especially departure from this life; death.

His decease, which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.
--Luke ix. 31.

And I, the whilst you mourn for his decease, Will with
my mourning plaints your plaint increase. --Spenser.

Syn: Death; departure; dissolution; demise; release. See

Decease \De*cease"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Deceased}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Deceasing}.]
To depart from this life; to die; to pass away.

She's dead, deceased, she's dead. --Shak.

When our summers have deceased. --Tennyson.

Inasmuch as he carries the malignity and the lie with
him, he so far deceases from nature. --Emerson.

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

n : 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: {death}] [ant: {birth}]
v : pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes
and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from
cancer"; "They children perished in the fire"; "The
patient went peacefully" [syn: {die}, {perish}, {go}, {exit},
{pass away}, {expire}, {pass}] [ant: {be born}]

decease at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » frm décès.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /dɪˈsiːs/
  • Inter: rhymes » iːs


    Inter: wikipedia » death

  • Inter: en-noun » -
  • Inter: forma » l death
    1. Inter: context » obsolescent Departure, especially departure from this life


      Inter: trans-top » departure, especially departure from this life; death.

  • Arabic: رحل عن الحياة
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|վախճան|tr=vaxč̣an
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|смърт|f, Inter: t+ » bg|кончина|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|defunció|f
    • Malayalam: മരണം (maraNam)

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » deceas|ing
  • Inter: context » now|_|rare To die.
    1. 1603, Inter: w » John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.17:
    2. : After which usurped victorie, he presently deceased: and partly through the excessive joy he thereby conceived.


      * See also Category: Wikisaurus:die -

      Usage notes

      The noun and verb forms are much less commonly used than the participial adjective "deceased," particularly outside formal, literary, or legal usage.

    Translation: et » decease
    Translation: fr » decease
    Translation: ko » decease
    Translation: hr » decease
    Translation: io » decease
    Translation: kn » decease
    Translation: hu » decease
    Translation: mg » decease
    Translation: ml » decease
    Translation: my » decease
    Translation: ja » decease
    Translation: pl » decease
    Translation: ru » decease
    Translation: fi » decease
    Translation: sv » decease
    Translation: ta » decease
    Translation: te » decease
    Translation: th » decease
    Translation: vi » decease
    Translation: zh » decease