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Part of speech: Adjective

Having ceased to live without life; inanimate; resembling death; inactive; disused; complete; as, a dead loss; sure as death; as, a dead shot; out of the game or play.

Part of speech: Noun

One or many dead persons: used after the; the point or degree of greatest lifelessness; as, the dead of night.

Part of speech: Adverb

Absolutely; exactly; as, he was dead wrong.

Usage examples "dead":
  • I think of myself as if I were dead. - "Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 1", Francis Hueffer (translator).
  • But what if he wasn't dead? - "A First Family of Tasajara", Bret Harte.