Translation of "dead" - English-French dictionary

dead

adjectivedead /dɛd/
≠living; not alive
mort/morte

dead plants
des plantes mortes

The bird is dead.
L'oiseau est mort.

dead bodies in the street
des corps sans vie / cadavres dans la rue
(of equipment) without power
mort/morte , à plat

a dead battery
une batterie à plat

The engine's dead.
Le moteur est mort.
without activity or excitement
mort/morte , apathique

This town is dead.
Cette ville est morte.
without hope of future success
sans avenir

teenagers saying email is dead
les ados qui disent que l'e-mail est sans avenir / c'est la fin de l'e-mail
very tired
mort/morte , informal crevé/-ée

I'm dead. See you in the morning.
Je suis mort/crevé. A demain matin.
emphasizes completeness or exactness
complet/-ète

dead silence
un silence de mort

to come to a dead stop
s'arrêter net
sb is dead
informal indicates sb will be punished severely
informal ça va barder pour qqn

If Dad catches you, you're dead.
Si papa t'attrape, ça va barder pour toi.
over my dead body
emphasizes you will not allow sth
il faudra d'abord me passer sur le corps , pas de mon vivant

"I'm taking the car tonight." "Over my dead body!"
"Je prends la voiture ce soir." "Il faudra d'abord me passer sur le corps."
sb wouldn't be caught/seen dead
emphasizes sb's embarrassment at doing sth
plutôt mourir

I wouldn't be caught dead wearing that.
Plutôt mourir que de porter ça.

dead

adverbdead /dɛd/
emphasizes completeness or exactness
complètement

I stopped dead at the sight.
Je me suis arrêté net à cette vue.

dead tired
mort de fatigue

The park is dead ahead.
Le jardin public est droit devant.

dead

noundead /dɛd/
the dead
plural people who have died
les morts masculine plural

searching among the dead
cherchant parmi les morts
plural people who have died
les morts masculine plural

searching among the dead
cherchant parmi les morts
the dead of winter
singular the coldest part of winter
le cœur de l'hiver
the dead of night
singular the darkest, quietest part of the night
le cœur de la nuit

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

dead

adjective /ded/

without life; not living

mort
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

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

to lessen, weaken or make less sharp, strong etc

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

causing death

mortel
a deadly poison.

very great

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

very dull or uninteresting

assommant
What a deadly job this is.
dead end

a road closed off at one end.

cul-de-sac
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

impasse
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)