Translation of "dead" - English-French dictionary


adjective /ded/

without life; not living

a dead body
Throw out those dead flowers.

not working and not giving any sign of being about to work

en panne
The phone/engine is dead.

absolute or complete

There was dead silence at his words
He came to a dead stop.
deaden verb

to lessen, weaken or make less sharp, strong etc

The nurse gave him an injection to deaden the pain.
deadly adjective

causing death

a deadly poison.

very great

le plus grand
He is in deadly earnest (= He is completely serious).

very dull or uninteresting

What a deadly job this is.
dead end

a road closed off at one end.

dead-end adjective

leading nowhere

sans avenir
a dead-end job.
dead heat

a race, or a situation happening in a race, in which two or more competitors cross the finishing line together.

(arrivée) ex aequo
The race ended in a dead heat.
dead language

a language no longer spoken, eg Latin.

langue morte
deadline noun

a time by which something must be done or finished

date limite
Monday is the deadline for handing in this essay.
deadlock noun

a situation in which no further progress towards an agreement is possible

Talks between the two sides ended in deadlock.
to set a deadline (not dateline) for finishing a job.

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