dead and buried

idiom
variants: or dead and gone
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of dead and buried

1 :no longer living :dead
  • He's been dead and buried for 50 years.
  • relatives long dead and gone
2 :no longer used or accepted
  • Those old family traditions are dead and buried.
  • The days of our childhood are dead and gone.

Word by Word Definitions

dead play
  1. : deprived of life : no longer alive

  2. : having the appearance of death : deathly

  3. : lacking power to move, feel, or respond : numb

  1. : someone who is no longer alive : one that is dead (see 1dead 1)

  2. : the state of being dead

  3. : the time of greatest quiet

  1. : absolutely, utterly

  2. : suddenly and completely

  3. : directly

bury play buried
  1. : to dispose of by depositing in or as if in the earth

  2. : to conceal by or as if by covering with earth

  3. : to cover from view


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