the dead

Definition of the dead

:the state of being dead usually used in the phrases rise from the dead or come back from the dead or return from the dead to mean to become alive again after dying
  • For a moment, I thought that my grandfather had come back from the dead.
  • They believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead.

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


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