Meaning of “death” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /deθ/

B1 [ C, U ] the end of life:

Do you believe in life after death?
We need to reduce the number of deaths from heart attacks.
a death threat

More examples

to death

until you die:

He was beaten to death by a gang of youths.
put sb to death

to kill someone as a punishment:

[ often passive ] She was put to death for her beliefs.
frightened/bored, etc to death informal

B2 extremely frightened/bored, etc:

She's scared to death of dogs.

(Definition of “death” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)