Translation of "death" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /deθ/ us /deθ/

B1 the end of life

After the death of her husband she lost interest in life.
We need to reduce the number of deaths from heart attacks.
bored, frightened, etc. to death

extremely bored, frightened, etc.

muy aburrido, asustado, etc.
She’s scared to death of dogs.
put someone to death

to kill someone as a punishment

matar a alguien
She was put to death for her beliefs.

(Translation of “death” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /deθ/

the act of dying

There have been several deaths in the town recently
Most people fear death.

something which causes one to die

Smoking too much will be the death of him.

the state of being dead

Her eyes were closed in death.
deathly adjective, adverb

as if caused by death

a deathly silence
It was deathly quiet.
death bed noun

the bed in which a person dies

lecho de muerte
He had converted to Catholicism while on his death bed.
death certificate noun

an official piece of paper signed by a doctor stating the cause of someone’s death.

partida de defunción
death penalty noun (plural death penalties)

the legal punishment of being killed for a very serious crime

Pena de Muerte
He faces the death penalty for committing murder.
at death’s door

on the point of dying

en las puertas de la muerte
When they found him, he was practically at death’s door.
catch one’s death (of cold)

to get a very bad cold

pillar una galipandria
If you go out in that rain without a coat, you’ll catch your death (of cold).
put to death

to cause to be killed

In the old days, criminals were put to death by hanging.
to death

very much

a muerte
I’m sick to death of you.

(Translation of “death” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)