Translation of "death" - English-French dictionary


noun /deθ/

the act of dying

mort, décès
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

de mort
a deathly silence
It was deathly quiet.
death-bed noun

the bed in which a person dies.

lit de mort
death certificate

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

acte de décès
at death’s door

on the point of dying.

à l’agonie
catch one’s death (of cold)

to get a very bad cold

attraper la mort
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 greatly

à mourir
I’m sick to death of you.

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