Meaning of “death” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /deθ/
Extra Examples
her tragic deathThe probable cause of death was heart failure.She never recovered from the death of her husband.Friends and family were stunned by her sudden death.She was close to death.

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
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)