Webster 1913 Edition
Deprived of life; – opposed to“The queen, my lord, is dead.”
living; reduced to that state of a being in which the organs of motion and life have irrevocably ceased to perform their functions;
The crew, all except himself, were
Seek him with candle, bring him
Destitute of life; inanimate;
Resembling death in appearance or quality; without show of life; deathlike;
Still as death; motionless; inactive; useless;
deadload or weight.
So constructed as not to transmit sound; soundless;
Unproductive; bringing no gain; unprofitable;
deadstock in trade.
Lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless;
Monotonous or unvaried;“The ground is a dead flat.”
deadlevel or pain; a
Sure as death; unerring; fixed; complete;
I had them a
Bringing death; deadly.
Wanting in religious spirit and vitality;“Dead in trespasses.”
Eph. ii. 1.
Flat; without gloss; – said of painting which has been applied purposely to have this effect.
Not brilliant; not rich;
thus, brown is a.
deadcolor, as compared with crimson
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.
Not imparting motion or power;
deadspindle of a lathe, etc.
directly ahead; – said of a ship or any object, esp. of the wind when blowing from that point toward which a vessel would go.–
an angle or space which can not be seen or defended from behind the parapet.–
either of two wooden or iron blocks intended to serve instead of buffers at the end of a freight car.–
no wind at all.–
Dead center, or
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.–
a color which has no gloss upon it.–
the layer of colors, the preparation for what is to follow. In modern painting this is usually in monochrome.–
a storm shutter fitted to the outside of the quarter-gallery door.–
the widest or midship frame.–
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.
the portion of a vein in which there is no ore.–
a hand that can not alienate, as of a person civilly dead.“Serfs held in dead hand.”
a rough block of wood used as an anchor buoy.–
a heat or course between two or more race horses, boats, etc., in which they come out exactly equal, so that neither wins.–
an expression applied to a debt for wages paid in advance.
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.–
A letter which, after lying for a certain fixed time uncalled for at the post office to which it was directed, is then sent to the general post office to be opened.
That which has lost its force or authority; as, the law has become a dead letter.–
a department of the general post office where dead letters are examined and disposed of.–
a term applied to a flat country.–
a direct lift, without assistance from mechanical advantage, as from levers, pulleys, etc.; hence, an extreme emergency.“(As we say) at a dead lift.”
Robynson (More’s Utopia).
The lifting of a weight from the ground, without raising it to the shoulders.–
a line drawn within or around a military prison, to cross which involves for a prisoner the penalty of being instantly shot.–
a constant, motionless load, as the weight of a structure, in distinction from a moving load, as a train of cars, or a variable pressure, as of wind.–
a piece of solemn music intended to be played as an accompaniment to a funeral procession.–
a harmless plant with leaves like a nettle (–
the heavy oil obtained in the distillation of coal tar, and containing phenol, naphthalus, etc.–
a solid covering over a part of a fire grate, to prevent the entrance of air through that part.–
a mortgage. See–
the method of determining the place of a ship from a record kept of the courses sailed as given by compass, and the distance made on each course as found by log, with allowance for leeway, etc., without the aid of celestial observations.–
the transverse upward curvature of a vessel's floor.–
an elliptical line drawn on the sheer plan to determine the sweep of the floorheads throughout the ship's length.–
An unerring marksman.
A shot certain to be made.–
the finest cut made; – said of files.–
a blank wall unbroken by windows or other openings.–
the eddy water closing in under a ship's stern when sailing.–
A heavy or oppressive burden.
A ship's lading, when it consists of heavy goods; or, the heaviest part of a ship's cargo.
The weight of rolling stock, the live weight being the load.
a wind directly ahead, or opposed to the ship's course.–
To be dead,
Syn. – Inanimate; deceased; extinct. See
To a degree resembling death; to the last degree; completely; wholly.
I was tired of reading, and
so drunk as to be unconscious.
The most quiet or deathlike time; the period of profoundest repose, inertness, or gloom;
When the drum beat at
One who is dead; – commonly used collectively.
And Abraham stood up from before his
Gen. xxiii. 3.
To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigor.
Heaven's stern decree,
With many an ill, hath numbed and
With many an ill, hath numbed and
To die; to lose life or force.
So iron, as soon as it is out of the fire,