dead Meaning in Cambridge Business English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "dead" - Business English Dictionary

See all translations

dead

adjective
 
 
/ded/
no longer existing, or no longer having success or making progress: Some believe that employee loyalty to organizations is dead because lifetime employment is no longer possible. The online service attracted far fewer customers than predicted and is practically dead, analysts said. She saved a nearly dead $250 million deal to renovate the downtown area.
if a place is dead, nothing is happening there: Taxi drivers reported that business was slow and the airport has been dead.
used to describe a machine or equipment that has stopped working: go dead The phone line went dead.
dead in the water having failed and very unlikely to have any success in the future: Mr Winters said his plans for a management buyout were dead in the water.
(Definition of dead from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of dead?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “dead” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
child benefit

money received regularly by families from the government to help pay for the costs of taking care of children

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More