dead
noun.
people who are no longer living
they buried the dead
noun.
a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
the dead of winter
adj.
no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life
the nerve is dead|a dead pallor|he was marked as a dead man by the assassin
adj.
not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat
Mars is a dead planet|dead soil|dead coals|the fire is dead
adv.
quickly and without warning
he stopped suddenly
adv.
completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers
an absolutely magnificent painting|a perfectly idiotic idea|you're perfectly right|utterly miserable|you can be dead sure of my innocence|was dead tired|dead right
adj.
very tired
was all in at the end of the day|so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere|bushed after all that exercise|I'm dead after that long trip
Synonym: bushed, beat, all in
adj.
unerringly accurate
a dead shot|took dead aim
adj.
physically inactive
Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range
adj.
(followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive
passersby were dead to our plea for help|numb to the cries for mercy
Synonym: numb
adj.
devoid of physical sensation; numb
his gums were dead from the novocain|she felt no discomfort as the dentist drilled her deadened tooth|a public desensitized by continuous television coverage of atrocities
Synonym: deadened
adj.
lacking acoustic resonance
dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs|the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio
adj.
not yielding a return
dead capital|idle funds
Synonym: idle
adj.
not circulating or flowing
dead air|dead water|stagnant water
Synonym: stagnant
adj.
not surviving in active use
Latin is a dead language
adj.
lacking resilience or bounce
a dead tennis ball
adj.
out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown
a dead telephone line|the motor is dead
adj.
no longer having force or relevance
a dead issue
adj.
the complete stoppage of an action
came to a dead stop
adj.
drained of electric charge; discharged
a dead battery|left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained
Synonym: drained
adj.
devoid of activity
this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here
Antonym: living, alive, live