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dead

1. Lacking any excitement, vitality, etc. This place is dead, man. Let's bounce. That restaurant is always dead during lunch hour. I have no idea how they stay open.
2. Exhausted to the point of no longer being able to function. I'm usually pretty dead by the time I get home after going to the gym after work, so I just eat dinner and go to bed. I could tell my players were giving it their best, but after 90 minutes, their legs were just dead.
3. No longer working at all due to a malfunction or breakdown. My computer is dead. I can't even turn it on.
4. Having been drained of all power, as of a battery. These batteries are dead. Do you have any new ones? My phone is dead, and it's going to take a while to charge it.
5. Absolutely. You'd better be dead certain about this decision, because you can't take it back.
6. Exact(ly). See that sign? The one dead ahead. You've got to hit the button in the dead center or else it won't work.
7. Abruptly or suddenly, and often without further movement. The deer stopped dead in its tracks when it heard me coming. He was able to stop the car dead on the edge of the cliff.
8. slang Defunct or having no power or possibility of coming into effect. That bill was dead even before it reached the senate—public opinion killed it.
9. No longer having any significance or bearing on anything. As far as I'm concerned, that's a dead issue, so let's stop discussing it.
10. Total or utter. There was dead silence in the room when she announced her resignation.
11. slang A term used to indicate that one thinks something is extremely funny (so much so that they've died laughing). Typically used as a hashtag on social media. OMG that's hilarious! #dead

dead

1. mod. quiet and uneventful; boring. The day was totally dead.
2. mod. very tired. I went home from the office, dead as usual.
3. mod. dull; lifeless; flat. This meal is sort of dead because I am out of onions.
4. mod. no longer effective; no longer of any consequence. That guy is dead—out of power.
5. mod. [of an issue] no longer germane; no longer of any importance. Forget it! It’s a dead issue.
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Early the next morning a fatigue-party, commanded by a captain and accompanied by a surgeon, searched the ground for dead and wounded.
The only other weapon discovered was an undischarged revolver in the dead officer's belt.
The dead do not wish to be moved--it protested with a faint, sickening odor.
This, and Allah, are our witnesses," and they pointed to a revolver in the dead man's hand.
Werper himself wrapped the blankets of the dead man about the corpse, taking care to fold inward the scorched and bullet-torn fabric that had muffled the report of the weapon he had fired the night before.
With Achmet Zek and Mohammed Beyd both dead, the raiders were without a leader, and after a brief conference they decided to return into the north on visits to the various tribes to which they belonged, Werper, after learning the direction they intended taking, announced that for his part, he was going east to the coast, and as they knew of nothing he possessed which any of them coveted, they signified their willingness that he should go his way.
As for you, Achilles, no one was ever yet so fortunate as you have been, nor ever will be, for you were adored by all us Argives as long as you were alive, and now that you are here you are a great prince among the dead.
Say not a word,' he answered, 'in death's favour; I would rather be a paid servant in a poor man's house and be above ground than king of kings among the dead.
The ghosts of other dead men stood near me and told me each his own melancholy tale; but that of Ajax son of Telamon alone held aloof--still angry with me for having won the cause in our dispute about the armour of Achilles.
97} only that there were still others among the dead whom I desired to see.
Then I saw Minos son of Jove with his golden sceptre in his hand sitting in judgement on the dead, and the ghosts were gathered sitting and standing round him in the spacious house of Hades, to learn his sentences upon them.
On this Hercules went down again into the house of Hades, but I stayed where I was in case some other of the mighty dead should come to me.
Here is that which the king seeks," and I showed them the dead child.
Inside were the brown leaves and roots of medicine; beneath them was the senseless bade wrapped in dead moss.
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