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Definition 1: the act of killing - [noun denoting act]

Samples where death or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had two deaths on his conscience

(death is a kind of ...) the act of terminating a life

Definition 2: the event of dying or departure from life - [noun denoting event]

Samples where death or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her death came as a terrible shock
  • upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren

Synonyms for death in the sense of this definition

(death is a kind of ...) an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

"the change was intended to increase sales" "this storm is certainly a change for the worse" "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"

(... is a kind of death ) a death resulting from an accident or a disaster

"a decrease in the number of automobile fatalities"

(... is a kind of death ) death that is imposed because of the person's adherence of a religious faith or cause

(... is a kind of death ) the death of a million people

"they calibrate the effects of atom bombs in megadeaths"

(... is a kind of death ) euphemistic expressions for death

"thousands mourned his passing"

(... is a kind of death ) a death that results from a wrongful act or from negligence; a death that can serve as the basis for a civil action for damages on behalf of the dead person's family or heirs

(... is an instance of death) the death of Jesus by crucifixion

Definition 3: the personification of death - [noun denoting person]

Samples where death or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Death walked the streets of the plague-bound city

(death is an instance of ...) a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction

(... is an instance of death) Death personified as an old man or a skeleton with a scythe

Definition 4: the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where death or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the animal died a painful death

(death is a kind of ...) (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals

(... is a kind of death ) (physiology) the normal degeneration and death of living cells (as in various epithelial cells)

(... is a kind of death ) the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)

(... is a kind of death ) death when respiration and other reflexes are absent; consciousness is gone; organs can be removed for transplantation before the heartbeat stops

Definition 5: the absence of life or state of being dead - [noun denoting state]

Samples where death or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life

(death is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

(... is a kind of death ) euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)

"she was laid to rest beside her husband" "they had to put their family pet to sleep"

(... is a kind of death ) no longer in existence

"the extinction of a species"

(... is a kind of death ) death of a liveborn infant within the first 28 days of life

(... is a kind of death ) sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep

Definition 6: a final state - [noun denoting state]

Samples where death or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he came to a bad end
  • the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end

Synonyms for death in the sense of this definition

(death is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

Definition 7: the time when something ends - [noun denoting time]

Samples where death or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was the death of all his plans
  • a dying of old hopes

Synonyms for death in the sense of this definition

(death is a kind of ...) the point in time at which something ends

"the end of the year" "the ending of warranty period"

(... is a kind of death ) death of a person

"he went to his grave without forgiving me" "from cradle to grave"

(... is part of death) the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)

"the battery had a short life" "he lived a long and happy life"

Definition 8: the time at which life ends; continuing until dead - [noun denoting time]

Samples where death or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she stayed until his death
  • a struggle to the last

Synonyms for death in the sense of this definition

(death is a kind of ...) the point in time at which something ends

"the end of the year" "the ending of warranty period"

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