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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
dead
adv
  1. quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly" [syn: abruptly, suddenly, short, dead]
  2. completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers; "an absolutely magnificent painting"; "a perfectly idiotic idea"; "you're perfectly right"; "utterly miserable"; "you can be dead sure of my innocence"; "was dead tired"; "dead right"
    Synonym(s): absolutely, perfectly, utterly, dead
adj
  1. no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin"
    Antonym(s): alive(p), live
  2. not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat; "Mars is a dead planet"; "dead soil"; "dead coals"; "the fire is dead"
    Antonym(s): live
  3. very tired; "was all in at the end of the day"; "so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere"; "bushed after all that exercise"; "I'm dead after that long trip"
    Synonym(s): all in(p), beat(p), bushed(p), dead(p)
  4. unerringly accurate; "a dead shot"; "took dead aim"
  5. physically inactive; "Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range"
  6. (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive; "passersby were dead to our plea for help"; "numb to the cries for mercy"
    Synonym(s): dead(p), numb(p)
  7. devoid of physical sensation; numb; "his gums were dead from the novocain"; "she felt no discomfort as the dentist drilled her deadened tooth"; "a public desensitized by continuous television coverage of atrocities"
    Synonym(s): dead, deadened
  8. lacking acoustic resonance; "dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs"; "the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio"
  9. not yielding a return; "dead capital"; "idle funds"
    Synonym(s): dead, idle
  10. not circulating or flowing; "dead air"; "dead water"; "stagnant water"
    Synonym(s): dead(a), stagnant
  11. not surviving in active use; "Latin is a dead language"
  12. lacking resilience or bounce; "a dead tennis ball"
  13. out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown; "a dead telephone line"; "the motor is dead"
  14. no longer having force or relevance; "a dead issue"
  15. complete; "came to a dead stop"; "utter seriousness"
    Synonym(s): dead(a), utter
  16. drained of electric charge; discharged; "a dead battery"; "left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained"
    Synonym(s): dead, drained
  17. devoid of activity; "this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here"
n
  1. people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead"
    Antonym(s): living
  2. a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense; "the dead of winter"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dead \Dead\ (d[ecr]d), a. [OE. ded, dead, deed, AS. de[a0]d;
      akin to OS. d[omac]d, D. dood, G. todt, tot, Icel. dau[edh]r,
      Sw. & Dan. d[94]d, Goth. daubs; prop. p. p. of an old verb
      meaning to die. See {Die}, and cf. {Death}.]
      1. Deprived of life; -- opposed to {alive} and {living};
            reduced to that state of a being in which the organs of
            motion and life have irrevocably ceased to perform their
            functions; as, a dead tree; a dead man. [bd]The queen, my
            lord, is dead.[b8] --Shak.
  
                     The crew, all except himself, were dead of hunger.
                                                                              --Arbuthnot.
  
                     Seek him with candle, bring him dead or living.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
      2. Destitute of life; inanimate; as, dead matter.
  
      3. Resembling death in appearance or quality; without show of
            life; deathlike; as, a dead sleep.
  
      4. Still as death; motionless; inactive; useless; as, dead
            calm; a dead load or weight.
  
      5. So constructed as not to transmit sound; soundless; as, a
            dead floor.
  
      6. Unproductive; bringing no gain; unprofitable; as, dead
            capital; dead stock in trade.
  
      7. Lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless; as, dead eye;
            dead fire; dead color, etc.
  
      8. Monotonous or unvaried; as, a dead level or pain; a dead
            wall. [bd]The ground is a dead flat.[b8] --C. Reade.
  
      9. Sure as death; unerring; fixed; complete; as, a dead shot;
            a dead certainty.
  
                     I had them a dead bargain.                  --Goldsmith.
  
      10. Bringing death; deadly. --Shak.
  
      11. Wanting in religious spirit and vitality; as, dead faith;
            dead works. [bd]Dead in trespasses.[b8] --Eph. ii. 1.
  
      12. (Paint.)
            (a) Flat; without gloss; -- said of painting which has
                  been applied purposely to have this effect.
            (b) Not brilliant; not rich; thus, brown is a dead color,
                  as compared with crimson.
  
      13. (Law) Cut off from the rights of a citizen; deprived of
            the power of enjoying the rights of property; as, one
            banished or becoming a monk is civilly dead.
  
      14. (Mach.) Not imparting motion or power; as, the dead
            spindle of a lathe, etc. See {Spindle}.
  
      {Dead ahead} (Naut.), directly ahead; -- said of a ship or
            any object, esp. of the wind when blowing from that point
            toward which a vessel would go.
  
      {Dead angle} (Mil.), an angle or space which can not be seen
            or defended from behind the parapet.
  
      {Dead block}, either of two wooden or iron blocks intended to
            serve instead of buffers at the end of a freight car.
  
      {Dead calm} (Naut.), no wind at all.
  
      {Dead center}, [or] {Dead point} (Mach.), either of two
            points in the orbit of a crank, at which the crank and
            connecting rod lie a straight line. It corresponds to the
            end of a stroke; as, A and B are dead centers of the crank
            mechanism in which the crank C drives, or is driven by,
            the lever L.
  
      {Dead color} (Paint.), a color which has no gloss upon it.
  
      {Dead coloring} (Oil paint.), the layer of colors, the
            preparation for what is to follow. In modern painting this
            is usually in monochrome.
  
      {Dead door} (Shipbuilding), a storm shutter fitted to the
            outside of the quarter-gallery door.
  
      {Dead flat} (Naut.), the widest or midship frame.
  
      {Dead freight} (Mar. Law), a sum of money paid by a person
            who charters a whole vessel but fails to make out a full
            cargo. The payment is made for the unoccupied capacity.
            --Abbott.
  
      {Dead ground} (Mining), the portion of a vein in which there
            is no ore.
  
      {Dead hand}, a hand that can not alienate, as of a person
            civilly dead. [bd]Serfs held in dead hand.[b8] --Morley.
            See {Mortmain}.
  
      {Dead head} (Naut.), a rough block of wood used as an anchor
            buoy.
  
      {Dead heat}, a heat or course between two or more race
            horses, boats, etc., in which they come out exactly equal,
            so that neither wins.
  
      {Dead horse}, an expression applied to a debt for wages paid
            in advance. [Law]
  
      {Dead language}, a language which is no longer spoken or in
            common use by a people, and is known only in writings, as
            the Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dead \Dead\, adv.
      To a degree resembling death; to the last degree; completely;
      wholly. [Colloq.]
  
               I was tired of reading, and dead sleepy. --Dickens.
  
      {Dead drunk}, so drunk as to be unconscious.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dead \Dead\, n.
      1. The most quiet or deathlike time; the period of
            profoundest repose, inertness, or gloom; as, the dead of
            winter.
  
                     When the drum beat at dead of night.   --Campbell.
  
      2. One who is dead; -- commonly used collectively.
  
                     And Abraham stood up from before his dead. --Gen.
                                                                              xxiii. 3.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dead \Dead\, v. t.
      To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigor.
      [Obs.]
  
               Heaven's stern decree, With many an ill, hath numbed
               and deaded me.                                       --Chapman.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dead \Dead\, v. i.
      To die; to lose life or force. [Obs.]
  
               So iron, as soon as it is out of the fire, deadeth
               straightway.                                          --Bacon.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sainted \Saint"ed\, a.
      1. Consecrated; sacred; holy; pious. [bd]A most sainted
            king.[b8] --Shak.
  
                     Amongst the enthroned gods on sainted seats.
                                                                              --Milton.
  
      2. Entered into heaven; -- a euphemism for {dead}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dead \Dead\, a.
      1. (Elec.) Carrying no current, or producing no useful
            effect; -- said of a conductor in a dynamo or motor, also
            of a telegraph wire which has no instrument attached and,
            therefore, is not in use.
  
      2. Out of play; regarded as out of the game; -- said of a
            ball, a piece, or a player under certain conditions in
            cricket, baseball, checkers, and some other games.
  
                     [In golf], a ball is said to lie dead when it lies
                     so near the hole that the player is certain to hole
                     it in the next stroke.                        --Encyc. of
                                                                              Sport.

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   dead adj.   1. Non-functional; {down}; {crash}ed.   Especially
   used of hardware.   2. At XEROX PARC, software that is working but
   not undergoing continued development and support.   3. Useless;
   inaccessible.   Antonym: `live'.   Compare {dead code}.
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   dead
  
      1. Non-functional; {down}; {crash}ed.   Especially used of
      {hardware}.
  
      2. At {XEROX PARC}, software that is working but not
      undergoing continued development and support.
  
      [{Jargon File}]
  
  
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