Bedeutung von “dead” — Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ded/
Extra Examples
The dead man has been named as John Kramer.Doctors pronounced him dead at 12.23 a.m.Both her parents are dead.He was shot dead in the street.The families of the dead are being comforted by relatives.

A2 not now alive:

She's been dead for 20 years now.
He was shot dead by a masked intruder.
There were three children among the dead.

B2 If a piece of equipment is dead, it is not working:

a dead battery
The phone suddenly went dead.
QUIET informal

If a place is dead, it is too quiet and nothing interesting is happening there.

COMPLETE [ always before noun ]


We waited in dead silence as the votes were counted.
BODY mainly UK

If part of your body is dead, you cannot feel it:

My arm's gone dead.
wouldn't be caught/seen dead informal

If someone wouldn't be caught dead in a place or doing something, they would never go there or do it, usually because it would be too embarrassing:

[ + doing sth ] I wouldn't be caught dead wearing a bikini.
drop dead informal

to die very suddenly

(Definition von “dead adjective” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)