Dead(a.) Deprived of life; -- opposed to alive and living; reduced to that state of a being in which the organs of motion and life have irrevocably ceased to perform their functions; as, a dead tree; a dead man.
Dead(a.) Destitute of life; inanimate; as, dead matter.
Dead(a.) Resembling death in appearance or quality; without show of life; deathlike; as, a dead sleep.
Dead(a.) Still as death; motionless; inactive; useless; as, dead calm; a dead load or weight.
Dead(a.) So constructed as not to transmit sound; soundless; as, a dead floor.
Dead(a.) Unproductive; bringing no gain; unprofitable; as, dead capital; dead stock in trade.
Dead(a.) Lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless; as, dead eye; dead fire; dead color, etc.
Dead(a.) Monotonous or unvaried; as, a dead level or pain; a dead wall.
Dead(a.) Sure as death; unerring; fixed; complete; as, a dead shot; a dead certainty.
Dead(a.) Bringing death; deadly.
Dead(a.) Wanting in religious spirit and vitality; as, dead faith; dead works.
Dead(a.) Flat; without gloss; -- said of painting which has been applied purposely to have this effect.
Dead(a.) Not brilliant; not rich; thus, brown is a dead color, as compared with crimson.
Dead(a.) Cut off from the rights of a citizen; deprived of the power of enjoying the rights of property; as, one banished or becoming a monk is civilly dead.
Dead(a.) Not imparting motion or power; as, the dead spindle of a lathe, etc. See Spindle.
Dead(adv.) To a degree resembling death; to the last degree; completely; wholly.
Dead(n.) The most quiet or deathlike time; the period of profoundest repose, inertness, or gloom; as, the dead of winter.
Dead(n.) One who is dead; -- commonly used collectively.
Dead(v. i.) To die; to lose life or force.
Dead(v. t.) To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigor.
Deadly(a.) Capable of causing death; mortal; fatal; destructive; certain or likely to cause death; as, a deadly blow or wound.
Deadly(a.) Aiming or willing to destroy; implacable; desperately hostile; flagitious; as, deadly enemies.
Deadly(a.) Subject to death; mortal.
Deadly(adv.) In a manner resembling, or as if produced by, death.
Deadly(adv.) In a manner to occasion death; mortally.
Deadly(adv.) In an implacable manner; destructively.
Deadness(n.) The state of being destitute of life, vigor, spirit, activity, etc.; dullness; inertness; languor; coldness; vapidness; indifference; as, the deadness of a limb, a body, or a tree; the deadness of an eye; deadness of the affections; the deadness of beer or cider; deadness to the world, and the like.
Deads(n. pl.) The substances which inclose the ore on every side.
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