Translation of "dead" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


adjective uk /ded/ us /ded/

A2 not now living

She's been dead for 20 years now. 到現在她已經去世20年了。
The motorcyclist was dead on arrival at the hospital. 那位摩托車騎士被送到醫院時已經死亡。
He was shot dead (= killed by shooting) outside his home. 他在家門外被人開搶打死了。

C2 mainly UK If a part of your body is dead, you cannot feel it.

I've been sitting with my legs crossed for so long, my right leg has gone dead. 我兩雙腿盤坐了很久,結果右腿都麻木了。

UK If glasses and bottles that were previously full are dead, they are now empty.


In some sports, if a ball is dead, it is outside the area of play.


C2 If a place is dead, it is too quiet and nothing interesting happens there.

The city centre is quite lively during the day, but it's totally dead at night. 市中心白天相當熱鬧,晚上卻死氣沉沉。

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

a dead battery 沒電的電池
The phone suddenly went dead. 電話突然不能用了。
adjective [ before noun ], adverb uk /ded/ us /ded/

C1 complete(ly)

The conductor waited for dead silence before commencing the performance. 樂隊指揮等觀眾們完全安靜下來後才開始表演。
The post office is dead (= straight) ahead. 郵局就在前面。
Aim for the dead (= exact) centre of the target. 瞄準靶子的正中心。
I always try to arrive dead (= exactly) on time. 我總是盡量準時到達。

UK informal very:

The exam was dead easy. 這次考試太容易了。
I'm dead hungry. 我餓極了。
"How was the film?" "It was dead good." 「那齣電影怎麼樣?」「棒極了!」
dead set against (doing) sth UK also dead against (doing) sth

to be completely opposed to something:

He's dead set against living in the city. 他堅決反對住在城裡。
You won't be able to change his mind - he's dead against the plan. 你不可能改變他的想法——他堅決不同意這項計劃。
dead set on (doing) sth

to be very determined to do or have something:

Martha's dead set on having a new bike. 瑪莎一心想要一輛新腳踏車。
noun uk /ded/ us /ded/
the dead [ plural ]

dead people

Three children were among the dead. 死者中有三名兒童。
A ceasefire has been called to allow the survivors to bury their dead. 人們呼籲停火以便倖存者能夠埋葬他們死去的親人。

(Translation of “dead” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)