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dead    : [d'ɛd]
Sainted \Saint"ed\, a.
1. Consecrated; sacred; holy; pious. "A most sainted king."
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Amongst the enthroned gods on sainted seats.
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2. Entered into heaven; -- a euphemism for {dead}.
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Dead \Dead\ (d[e^]d), a. [OE. ded, dead, deed, AS. de['a]d; akin
to OS. d[=o]d, D. dood, G. todt, tot, Icel. dau[eth]r, Sw. &
Dan. d["o]d, Goth. daubs; prop. p. p. of an old verb meaning
to die. See {Die}, and cf. {Death}.]
1. 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. "The queen, my
lord, is dead." --Shak.
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The crew, all except himself, were dead of hunger.
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Seek him with candle, bring him dead or living.
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2. Destitute of life; inanimate; as, dead matter.
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3. Resembling death in appearance or quality; without show of
life; deathlike; as, a dead sleep.
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4. Still as death; motionless; inactive; useless; as, dead
calm; a dead load or weight.
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5. So constructed as not to transmit sound; soundless; as, a
dead floor.
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6. Unproductive; bringing no gain; unprofitable; as, dead
capital; dead stock in trade.
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7. Lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless; as, dead eye;
dead fire; dead color, etc.
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8. Monotonous or unvaried; as, a dead level or pain; a dead
wall. "The ground is a dead flat." --C. Reade.
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9. Sure as death; unerring; fixed; complete; as, a dead shot;
a dead certainty.
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I had them a dead bargain. --Goldsmith.
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10. Bringing death; deadly. --Shak.
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11. Wanting in religious spirit and vitality; as, dead faith;
dead works. "Dead in trespasses." --Eph. ii. 1.
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12. (Paint.)
(a) Flat; without gloss; -- said of painting which has
been applied purposely to have this effect.
(b) Not brilliant; not rich; thus, brown is a dead color,
as compared with crimson.
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13. (Law) 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.
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14. (Mach.) Not imparting motion or power; as, the dead
spindle of a lathe, etc. See {Spindle}.
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15. (Elec.) Carrying no current, or producing no useful
effect; -- said of a conductor in a dynamo or motor, also
of a telegraph wire which has no instrument attached and,
therefore, is not in use.
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16. Out of play; regarded as out of the game; -- said of a
ball, a piece, or a player under certain conditions in
cricket, baseball, checkers, and some other games.

[In golf], a ball is said to lie dead when it lies
so near the hole that the player is certain to hole
it in the next stroke. --Encyc. of
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{Dead ahead} (Naut.), directly ahead; -- said of a ship or
any object, esp. of the wind when blowing from that point
toward which a vessel would go.

{Dead angle} (Mil.), an angle or space which can not be seen
or defended from behind the parapet.

{Dead block}, either of two wooden or iron blocks intended to
serve instead of buffers at the end of a freight car.

{Dead calm} (Naut.), no wind at all.

{Dead center}, or {Dead point} (Mach.), either of two points
in the orbit of a crank, at which the crank and connecting
rod lie a straight line. It corresponds to the end of a
stroke; as, A and B are dead centers of the crank
mechanism in which the crank C drives, or is driven by,
the lever L.

{Dead color} (Paint.), a color which has no gloss upon it.

{Dead coloring} (Oil paint.), the layer of colors, the
preparation for what is to follow. In modern painting this
is usually in monochrome.

{Dead door} (Shipbuilding), a storm shutter fitted to the
outside of the quarter-gallery door.

{Dead flat} (Naut.), the widest or midship frame.

{Dead freight} (Mar. Law), a sum of money paid by a person
who charters a whole vessel but fails to make out a full
cargo. The payment is made for the unoccupied capacity.

{Dead ground} (Mining), the portion of a vein in which there
is no ore.

{Dead hand}, a hand that can not alienate, as of a person
civilly dead. "Serfs held in dead hand." --Morley. See

{Dead head} (Naut.), a rough block of wood used as an anchor

{Dead heat}, a heat or course between two or more race
horses, boats, etc., in which they come out exactly equal,
so that neither wins.

{Dead horse}, an expression applied to a debt for wages paid
in advance. [Law]

{Dead language}, a language which is no longer spoken or in
common use by a people, and is known only in writings, as
the Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.

{Dead plate} (Mach.), a solid covering over a part of a fire
grate, to prevent the entrance of air through that part.

{Dead pledge}, a mortgage. See {Mortgage}.

{Dead point}. (Mach.) See {Dead center}.

{Dead reckoning} (Naut.), the method of determining the place
of a ship from a record kept of the courses sailed as
given by compass, and the distance made on each course as
found by log, with allowance for leeway, etc., without the
aid of celestial observations.

{Dead rise}, the transverse upward curvature of a vessel's

{Dead rising}, an elliptical line drawn on the sheer plan to
determine the sweep of the floorheads throughout the
ship's length.

{Dead-Sea apple}. See under {Apple}.

{Dead set}. See under {Set}.

{Dead shot}.
(a) An unerring marksman.
(b) A shot certain to be made.

{Dead smooth}, the finest cut made; -- said of files.

{Dead wall} (Arch.), a blank wall unbroken by windows or
other openings.

{Dead water} (Naut.), the eddy water closing in under a
ship's stern when sailing.

{Dead weight}.
(a) A heavy or oppressive burden. --Dryden.
(b) (Shipping) A ship's lading, when it consists of heavy
goods; or, the heaviest part of a ship's cargo.
(c) (Railroad) The weight of rolling stock, the live
weight being the load. --Knight.

{Dead wind} (Naut.), a wind directly ahead, or opposed to the
ship's course.

{To be dead}, to die. [Obs.]
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I deme thee, thou must algate be dead. --Chaucer.

Syn: Inanimate; deceased; extinct. See {Lifeless}.
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Dead \Dead\, v. i.
To die; to lose life or force. [Obs.]
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So iron, as soon as it is out of the fire, deadeth
straightway. --Bacon.
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Dead \Dead\ (d[e^]d), adv.
To a degree resembling death; to the last degree; completely;
wholly. [Colloq.]
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I was tired of reading, and dead sleepy. --Dickens.
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{Dead drunk}, so drunk as to be unconscious.
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Dead \Dead\ (d[e^]d), n.
1. The most quiet or deathlike time; the period of
profoundest repose, inertness, or gloom; as, the dead of
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When the drum beat at dead of night. --Campbell.
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2. One who is dead; -- commonly used collectively.
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And Abraham stood up from before his dead. --Gen.
xxiii. 3.
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Dead \Dead\, v. t.
To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigor.
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Heaven's stern decree,
With many an ill, hath numbed and deaded me. --Chapman.
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adv 1: quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly" [synonym:
{abruptly}, {suddenly}, {short}, {dead}]
2: 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" [synonym: {absolutely}, {perfectly},
{utterly}, {dead}]
adj 1: 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" [ant: {alive(p)},
2: 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" [ant: {live}]
3: 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: {all
in(p)}, {beat(p)}, {bushed(p)}, {dead(p)}]
4: unerringly accurate; "a dead shot"; "took dead aim"
5: physically inactive; "Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead
volcano of the Cascade Range"
6: (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: {dead(p)}, {numb(p)}]
7: 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: {dead}, {deadened}]
8: lacking acoustic resonance; "dead sounds characteristic of
some compact discs"; "the dead wall surfaces of a recording
9: not yielding a return; "dead capital"; "idle funds" [synonym:
{dead}, {idle}]
10: not circulating or flowing; "dead air"; "dead water";
"stagnant water" [synonym: {dead(a)}, {stagnant}]
11: not surviving in active use; "Latin is a dead language"
12: lacking resilience or bounce; "a dead tennis ball"
13: out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown; "a
dead telephone line"; "the motor is dead"
14: no longer having force or relevance; "a dead issue"
15: complete; "came to a dead stop"; "utter seriousness" [synonym:
{dead(a)}, {utter}]
16: drained of electric charge; discharged; "a dead battery";
"left the lights on and came back to find the battery
drained" [synonym: {dead}, {drained}]
17: devoid of activity; "this is a dead town; nothing ever
happens here"
n 1: people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead"
[ant: {living}]
2: a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with
death) is intense; "the dead of winter"

607 Moby Thesaurus words for "dead":
SOL, a outrance, abeyant, abrupt, abruptly, absolute, absolutely,
accurate, achromatic, achromic, ago, all bets off, all gone,
all in, all off, all out, all over, all up, all-out, anechoic,
anemic, anesthetized, 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

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