Definitions for death

Definitions for (noun) death

Main entry: death

Definition: the act of killing

Usage: he had two deaths on his conscience

Main entry: death, decease, expiry

Definition: the event of dying or departure from life

Usage: her death came as a terrible shock; upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren

Main entry: Death

Definition: the personification of death

Usage: Death walked the streets of the plague-bound city

Main entry: death

Definition: the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism

Usage: the animal died a painful death

Main entry: death

Definition: the absence of life or state of being dead

Usage: he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life

Main entry: death, destruction, end

Definition: a final state

Usage: he came to a bad end; the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end

Main entry: death, last

Definition: the time at which life ends; continuing until dead

Usage: she stayed until his death; a struggle to the last

Main entry: death, demise, dying

Definition: the time when something ends

Usage: it was the death of all his plans; a dying of old hopes

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