dead

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdɛd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɛd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ded)

Inflections of 'dead' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
deader
adj comparative
deadest
adj superlative
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dead

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a dead [person, body, insect]
  2. a dead [language, planet, species]
  3. dead [battery, links, tissue]
  4. [announced, pronounced, confirmed, found] dead
  5. [thought, presumed, believed] to be dead
  6. was dead on arrival
  7. wanted dead or alive
  8. whether [living, alive] or dead
  9. dead and gone
  10. are dead to me!
  11. [felt, am] dead after the [long day, run]
  12. was dead to the world
  13. is dead in the water
  14. is dead on his feet
  15. is just a dead weight
  16. UK: is a dead [loss, cert]
  17. the [car, bike, train] came to a dead stop
  18. the [line, connection, battery] went dead
  19. my [arm, leg] went dead
  20. I've got a dead leg
  21. gave me a dead arm
  22. a dead day in the [shop, store, mall, office]
  23. she is a dead ringer for [your sister, her, that actress]
  24. [hit, ran, drove into, reached] a dead end
  25. our [plans, hopes, project] hit a dead end
n
  1. are [five] dead and [10] wounded
  2. the dead and [dying, injured, wounded]
  3. the dead total [100]
  4. should respect the dead
  5. when the dead [walk, live]
  6. bring the dead back to life
  7. [ask, talk to, contact, summon] the dead
  8. [raised, risen, resurrected] from the dead
  9. pay [homage, tribute, your respects] to the dead
  10. the [souls, spirits] of the dead
  11. the [Day, Night] of the dead
  12. the living dead
  13. [in, during] the dead of [night, winter]
adv
  1. UK: dead [easy, jealous, lucky, right]
additional examples
  1. are [five] dead and [10] wounded
  2. a dead [person, body, insect]
  3. the dead and [dying, injured, wounded]
  4. a dead [language, planet, species]
  5. the dead total [100]
  6. dead [battery, links, tissue]
  7. should respect the dead
  8. [announced, pronounced, confirmed, found] dead
  9. when the dead [walk, live]
  10. [thought, presumed, believed] to be dead
  11. bring the dead back to life
  12. was dead on arrival
  13. [ask, talk to, contact, summon] the dead
  14. wanted dead or alive
  15. [raised, risen, resurrected] from the dead
  16. whether [living, alive] or dead
  17. pay [homage, tribute, your respects] to the dead
  18. dead and gone
  19. the [souls, spirits] of the dead
  20. are dead to me!
  21. the [Day, Night] of the dead
  22. [felt, am] dead after the [long day, run]
  23. the living dead
  24. was dead to the world
  25. [in, during] the dead of [night, winter]
  26. is dead in the water
  27. is dead on his feet
  28. is just a dead weight
  29. UK: is a dead [loss, cert]
  30. the [car, bike, train] came to a dead stop
  31. the [line, connection, battery] went dead
  32. my [arm, leg] went dead
  33. I've got a dead leg
  34. gave me a dead arm
  35. a dead day in the [shop, store, mall, office]
  36. she is a dead ringer for [your sister, her, that actress]
  37. UK: a dead rubber [match, game, occasion]
  38. [hit, ran, drove into, reached] a dead end
  39. our [plans, hopes, project] hit a dead end
  40. a dead-end [life, existence, street, job]
  41. UK: dead [easy, jealous, lucky, right]
  42. hit it dead on [target, the nail]
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