death


death
death [deth]
n.
[ME deth < OE dēath, akin to OS dōth, OHG tōd, ON dauthi: see DEAD]
1. the act or fact of dying; permanent ending of all life in a person, animal, or plant
2. [D-] the personification of death, usually pictured as a skeleton in a black robe, holding a scythe
3. the state of being dead
4. any ending resembling dying; total destruction [the death of our hopes]
5. any condition or experience thought of as like dying or being dead
6. the cause of death [smoking will be the death of him]
7. murder or bloodshed
8. Obs. pestilence [the Black Death]
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at death's door
nearly dead
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be death on
to deal with in a devastating manner
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do to death
1. Archaic to kill
2. to use, perform, etc. so often that it becomes tiresome; overdo
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in at the death
1. present at the killing of the quarry by the hounds
2. present at the end or culmination
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put to death
to kill or cause to be killed; execute
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to death
to the extreme; very much [he worries me to death]
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to the death
1. to the very end (of a struggle, quarrel, etc.)
2. to the end of life; always
deathlike
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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