Simple Definition of dead end
: a street that ends instead of joining with another street so that there is only one way in and out of it
: a situation, plan, or way of doing something that leads to nothing further
Full Definition of dead end
1 : an end (as of a street) without an exit
2 : a position, situation, or course of action that leads to nothing further
Examples of dead end in a sentence
We came to a dead end and had to turn around.
My career has hit a dead end.
First Known Use of dead end
Rhymes with dead end
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DEAD END Defined for Kids
Definition of dead end for Students
: an end (as of a street) with no way out
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