[ded] or [dɛd]


(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.) devoid of activity; 'this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here' .

(adj.) physically inactive; 'Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range' .

(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' .

(adj.) drained of electric charge; discharged; 'a dead battery'; 'left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained' .

(adj.) no longer having force or relevance; 'a dead issue' .

(adj.) out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown; 'a dead telephone line'; 'the motor is dead' .

(adj.) lacking resilience or bounce; 'a dead tennis ball' .

(adj.) not surviving in active use; 'Latin is a dead language' .

(adj.) unerringly accurate; 'a dead shot'; 'took dead aim' .

(adj.) not yielding a return; 'dead capital'; 'idle funds' .

(adj.) lacking acoustic resonance; 'dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs'; 'the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio' .

(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' .

(adj.) complete; 'came to a dead stop'; 'utter seriousness' .

(adj.) not circulating or flowing; 'dead air'; 'dead water'; 'stagnant water' .

(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' .

手打:纳塔利--From WordNet


(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.

(a.) Destitute of life; inanimate; as, dead matter.

(a.) Resembling death in appearance or quality; without show of life; deathlike; as, a dead sleep.

(a.) Still as death; motionless; inactive; useless; as, dead calm; a dead load or weight.

(a.) So constructed as not to transmit sound; soundless; as, a dead floor.

(a.) Unproductive; bringing no gain; unprofitable; as, dead capital; dead stock in trade.

(a.) Lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless; as, dead eye; dead fire; dead color, etc.

(a.) Monotonous or unvaried; as, a dead level or pain; a dead wall.

(a.) Sure as death; unerring; fixed; complete; as, a dead shot; a dead certainty.

(a.) Bringing death; deadly.

(a.) Wanting in religious spirit and vitality; as, dead faith; dead works.

(a.) Flat; without gloss; -- said of painting which has been applied purposely to have this effect.

(a.) Not brilliant; not rich; thus, brown is a dead color, as compared with crimson.

(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.

(a.) Not imparting motion or power; as, the dead spindle of a lathe, etc. See Spindle.

(adv.) To a degree resembling death; to the last degree; completely; wholly.

(n.) The most quiet or deathlike time; the period of profoundest repose, inertness, or gloom; as, the dead of winter.

(n.) One who is dead; -- commonly used collectively.

(v. t.) To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigor.

(v. i.) To die; to lose life or force.



a. [1]. Lifeless, breathless, inanimate, deceased, defunct, departed, gone, gone to one's last home, gathered to one's fathers.[2]. Dull, frigid, cold, torpid, inert, unfeeling, callous, obtuse, indifferent, lukewarm.[3]. Vapid, tasteless, insipid, flat.[4]. Unemployed, useless, unprofitable.[5]. Entire, complete, total.

n. Depth, gloomiest period.



SYN:Defunct, deceased, departed, gone, inanimate, lifeless, insensible, heavy,unconscious, dull, spiritless, cheerless, deserted, torpid, still

ANT:Vital, living, animate, vivacious, susceptible, alive, joyous, stirring,thronged, bustling



adj. without life: death-like: at rest of a ball: cold and cheerless: without vegetation: utter: unerring.—v.t. to deaden dull.—adv. in a dead manner.—n. the time of greatest stillness as 'the dead of night.'—adjs. Dead′-alive′ Dead′-and-alive′ dull uneventful; Dead′-beat quite overcome; Dead′-born still-born.— Dead′-clothes clothes in which to bury the dead.—n. Dead′-col′ouring the first broad outlines of a picture.—adjs. Dead′-do′ing (Spens.) putting to death destructive; Dead′-drunk completely drunk.—v.t. Dead′en to make dead: to deprive partly of vigour or sensation: to blunt: to lessen.—ns. Dead′-eye (naut.) a round flattish wooden block with a rope or iron band passing round it and pierced with three holes for a lanyard; Dead′-fall a trap operated by a weight that when its support is removed falls upon and kills or holds an animal; Dead′-freight money paid for the empty space in a ship by a person who engages to freight her but fails to make out a full cargo; Dead′-head (U.S.) one who is allowed without payment to ride in a public carriage sit in a theatre or hold a privilege having a money value; Dead′-heat a heat or race in which no one gains the advantage; Dead′-house the house or room where (in hospitals police-offices &c.) dead bodies are kept till buried: a mortuary; Dead′-lett′er a letter undelivered and unclaimed at the post-office: a law or ordinance which has been made but never enforced; Dead′-lev′el a stretch of land without any rising ground: sameness; Dead′-lift a lift made without help leverage &c.; hence an effort under discouraging conditions.— Dead′-lights storm-shutters for a cabin window.—ns. Dead′liness; Dead′-lock the case when matters have become so complicated that all is at a complete standstill.—adj. Dead′ly causing death: fatal: implacable.—adv. in a manner resembling death.—ns. Dead′ly-night′shade the plant Belladonna (q.v.); Dead′-march a piece of solemn music played at funeral processions esp. of soldiers; Dead′-meat the flesh of animals ready for the market.— Dead′-men empty bottles after a carouse.—ns. Dead′ness; Dead′-nett′le a genus of plants of the natural order Labiat so called because they resemble nettles but do not sting; Dead′-pay continued pay dishonestly drawn for men actually dead; Dead′-reck′oning an estimation of a ship's place simply by the log-book; Dead′-rope a rope not running in any block; Dead′-set a determined and prolonged attempt; Dead′-shot an unerring marksman.—adj. Dead′-stroke without recoil.—ns. Dead′-wall a wall unbroken by windows or other openings; Dead′-wa′ter the eddy water closing in behind a ship's stern as she sails; Dead′-weight a heavy or oppressive burden; Dead′-wind a wind coming directly ahead or opposed to a ship's course; Dead′-wood pieces of timber laid on the upper side of the keel at either end useless material; Dead′-work work itself unprofitable which is necessary as a preliminary as the opening of a mine.—Dead as a door-nail absolutely dead; Dead language one no longer spoken; Dead-men's bells the foxglove; Dead-men's fingers a very common cœlenterate belonging to the Actinozoa—also Cow-paps and Mermaid's glove; Dead-men's shoes a situation formerly held by some one now dead; Dead's part (Scots law) the part of a man's movable property which he may bequeath by will and which is not due to wife and children.—Be dead set against to be utterly opposed to.—Put the dead wood on (U.S. slang) to gain a great advantage over.



To dream of the dead, is usually a dream of warning. If you see and talk with your father, some unlucky transaction is about to be made by you. Be careful how you enter into contracts, enemies are around you. Men and women are warned to look to their reputations after this dream. To see your mother, warns you to control your inclination to cultivate morbidness and ill will towards your fellow creatures. A brother, or other relatives or friends, denotes that you may be called on for charity or aid within a short time. To dream of seeing the dead, living and happy, signifies you are letting wrong influences into your life, which will bring material loss if not corrected by the assumption of your own will force. To dream that you are conversing with a dead relative, and that relative endeavors to extract a promise from you, warns you of coming distress, unless you follow the advice given you. Disastrous consequences could often be averted if minds could grasp the inner workings and sight of the higher or spiritual self. The voice of relatives is only that higher self taking form to approach more distinctly the mind that lives near the material plane. There is so little congeniality between common or material natures that persons should depend upon their own subjectivity for true contentment and pleasure. Paracelsus says on this subject: ``It may happen that the soul of persons who have died perhaps fifty years ago may appear to us in a dream, and if it speaks to us we should pay special attention to what it says, for such a vision is not an illusion or delusion, and it is possible that a man is as much able to use his reason during the sleep of his body as when the latter is awake; and if in such a case such a soul appears to him and he asks questions, he will then hear that which is true. Through these solicitous souls we may obtain a great deal of knowledge to good or to evil things if we ask them to reveal them to us. Many persons have had such prayers granted to them. Some people that were sick have been informed during their sleep what remedies they should use, and after using the remedies, they became cured, and such things have happened not only to Christians, but also to Jews, Persians, and heathens, to good and to bad persons.'' The writer does not hold that such knowledge is obtained from external or excarnate spirits, but rather through the personal



Without life. See Boston.





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