- (not comparable) No longer living.
- (hyperbolic) Figuratively, not alive; lacking life
- (of another person) So hated that they are absolutely ignored.
- Without emotion.
- Stationary; static.
- Without interest to one of the senses; dull; flat.
- (not comparable, of a machine, device, or electrical circuit) Completely inactive; without power; without a signal.
- (not comparable) Broken or inoperable.
- (not comparable) No longer used or required.
- (not comparable, sports) Not in play.
- (not comparable) (baseball, slang, 1800s) Tagged out.-->
- (not comparable) Full and complete.
- (not comparable) Exact.
- Experiencing pins and needles (paresthesia).
NounDead (plural dead)
Dead (not comparable)
- (transitive) to prevent by disabling; stop
Adjectives for Dead
stricken; unseen; illustrious; beloved; pitiful; humble; heroic; war; ghastly; gallant; moldering; enduring; sainted; venerable; imponderable; silent; turbaned; decaying; ungathered; coffined; spectral; pestilential; unconscious; restless; mighty; dearest; honorable; untimely; vulgar; faithful; precious; passionless; floating.
Verbs for Dead
awaken—; bemoan—; blaspheme—; bury—; commemorate—; consort with—; curse—; defile—; disinter—; embalm—; entmb—; honor—; judge—; mourn—; number—; record—; reincarnate—; remember—; revive—; rise from—; rob—; — sleep on; —wither.
Synonyms for Dead
- (adjective) deceased, defunct, lifeless, inanimate, extinct, perished, gone, obsolete, departed.
- (those who have died): the deceased
Antonyms for Dead
annihilated, antiquated, antique, apathetic, arid, ashen, ashes, ashy, asleep, asleep in Jesus, at an end, at rest, awful silence, barren, bated, beat, beat up, beaten, beige, belowground, benumbed, bereft of life, beyond all bounds, beyond compare, beyond comparison, beyond measure, blah, bland, blank, blase, bleak, bled white, blind, blind-alley, bloodless, bloody, blown over, body, bone-weary, bones, bored, boring, breathless, buried, bushed, by, bygone, bypast, cadaver, cadaverous, called home, callous, calm, canceled, carcass, carrion, cataleptic, catatonic, categorical, categorically, cecal, certain, characterless, chloranemic, choked, choked off, clay, closed, cold, collapsing, colorless, comatose, commonplace, complete, completely, concluded, constricted, contracted, cool, corpse, corpselike, corpus delicti, crack, croaked, crowbait, damned, damped, dampened, dated, dead ahead, dead and buried, dead and gone, dead asleep, dead body, dead man, dead of night, dead person, dead-and-alive, dead-end, dead-tired, deadbeat, deadened, deadly, deadly pale, death-struck, deathful, deathlike, deathlike silence, deathly, deathly pale, debilitated, deceased, decedent, decided, deep, deep asleep, definitely, defunct, deleted, demised, departed, departed this life, depths, destitute of life, dilute, diluted, dim, dimmed, dingy, direct, directly, discolored, dismal, disused, dog-tired, dog-weary, done, done for, done in, done up, done with, doped, dopey, dormant, down the drain, downright, drab, draggy, drained, drearisome, dreary, droopy, drugged, dry, dry bones, dryasdust, due, due north, dull, dulled, dun, dust, dusty, earth, effete, elapsed, elephantine, embalmed corpse, emotionless, empty, ended, enervated, entire, entirely, essentially, etiolated, even, exact, exactly, exanimate, exhausted, expired, expressly, expunged, exsanguinated, exsanguine, exsanguineous, extinct, extinguished, extreme, extremely, fade, faded, fagged out, faint, faithfully, fallen, fallow, fast asleep, fatigued, fini, finished, flaked-out, flat, flat out, flavorless, food for worms, forgotten, forthright, foul, frigid, full, fundamentally, ghastly, golden silence, gone, gone glimmering, gone out, gone to glory, gone west, gone-by, gray, grey, groggy, gruelly, had it, haggard, half-conscious, hardened, has-been, heavy, hebetudinous, ho-hum, hollow, hueless, hush, hush of night, hypochromic, immeasurably, impassible, imperceptive, impercipient, impervious, in a beeline, in abeyance, in all respects, in every respect, in line with, in suspense, in the extreme, inactive, inane, inanimate, inaudibility, incalculably, indefinitely, indifferent, inert, inexcitable, infertile, infinitely, inorganic, insensate, insensible, insensitive, insentient, insipid, inured, ipsissimis verbis, irrecoverable, jaded, jejune, just, kaput, kaputt, knocked out, lackadaisical, lackluster, languid, languorous, lapsed, late, late lamented, latent, launched into eternity, leaden, lethargic, lifeless, listless, literally, literatim, livid, logy, lost, low-spirited, lucid stillness, lukewarm, lull, lumpish, lurid, lusterless, martyred, mat, mealy, middle, midst, mild, milk-and-water, monotonous, moribund, mortal remains, most, motionless, muddy, muffled, mum, mummification, mummy, muted, narcotized, neutral, nirvanic, no more, noiselessness, numb, numbed, obdurate, oblivious, obsolete, obtuse, ordinary, organic remains, out, out cold, out of it, out of style, out of use, out-and-out, outmoded, outright, outworn, over, pale, pale as death, pale-faced, pallid, pappy, passe, passed, passed away, passed on, passive, past, pasty, peace, pedestrian, perfect, perfected, perfectly, perished, phlegmatic, played out, plodding, plumb, point-blank, pointless, poky, ponderous, pooped, pooped out, positively, precise, precisely, profound, prosaic, prostrate, pulpy, purely, pushing up daisies, quiescence, quiet, quietness, quietude, radically, ready to drop, released, relics, reliquiae, remains, reposing, rest, resting easy, right, rigid, rigidly, rigorously, run out, run-of-the-mill, sainted, sallow, sapless, sated, savorless, sedentary, semiconscious, senseless, set at rest, settled, shot, shut, sickly, silence, silentness, skeleton, slack, sleeping, sleepy, slow, sluggish, slumbering, smitten with death, smoldering, smothered, softened, solemn, solemn silence, somber, somnolent, sordo, sound asleep, soundlessness, spaced out, spent, spiceless, spiritless, square, squarely, squeezed shut, stagnant, stagnating, stale, standing, static, sterile, stiff, stifled, still, stillborn, stillness, stodgy, stoned, stony, straight, straight across, straight ahead, straightforward, straightforwards, straightly, strangulated, strictly, strung out, stuffy, stultified, subdued, sudden, suddenly, superficial, superseded, supine, sure, suspended, tacitness, taciturnity, taken away, taken off, tallow-faced, tame, tasteless, tedious, tenement of clay, terminated, the dead, the deceased, the defunct, the departed, the great majority, the loved one, the majority, thick-skinned, thick-witted, thin, thorough, thoroughly, through, through and through, through with, tired out, tired to death, tiresome, to the letter, tomblike silence, toneless, torpid, total, totally, tranquillity, tuckered out, two-dimensional, unanimated, unaroused, unbroken, uncolored, unconcerned, unconditionally, unconscious, undeviatingly, unemotional, unequivocally, unerring, unerringly, unfeeling, unfelt, unflavored, unfruitful, uninterested, uninteresting, unlively, unmitigated, unmoving, unopen, unopened, unperceptive, unproductive, unqualified, unrelieved, unresponsive, unsavory, unswervingly, unsympathetic, unveeringly, unvented, unventilated, used up, utter, utterly, vanished, vapid, vegetable, vegetative, verbally, verbatim, verbatim et litteratim, wan, washed up, washed-out, washed-up, washy, watered, watered-down, watery, waxen, weak, weary, weary unto death, whacked, whey-faced, whisht, white, wiped out, wishy-washy, with a vengeance, with the Lord, with the saints, without life, without vital functions, wooden, word by word, word for word, world-weary, worn out, worn-out, wound up, zapped, zonked, zonked out
Proto-Germanic *daudaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰautós, originally a past participle. Cognate with Old Frisian dād (West Frisian dead), Old Saxon dōd (Dutch dood), Old High German tōt (German tot), Old Norse dauðr (Swedish död), Gothic 𐌳𐌰𐌿𐌸𐍃 (dauþs).
- IPA: /dæːɑd/
From the English word dead or from the word death, with the "th" changed to "d".
Dead (plural Deads)