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  11  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sainted  \Saint"ed\,  a. 
  1.  Consecrated;  sacred;  holy;  pious.  ``A  most  sainted  king.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  Amongst  the  enthroned  gods  on  sainted  seats. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Entered  into  heaven;  --  a  euphemism  for  {dead}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dead  \Dead\,  a. 
  1.  (Elec.)  Carrying  no  current,  or  producing  no  useful 
  effect;  --  said  of  a  conductor  in  a  dynamo  or  motor,  also 
  of  a  telegraph  wire  which  has  no  instrument  attached  and 
  therefore,  is  not  in  use 
 
  2.  Out  of  play;  regarded  as  out  of  the  game;  --  said  of  a 
  ball,  a  piece,  or  a  player  under  certain  conditions  in 
  cricket,  baseball,  checkers,  and  some  other  games. 
 
  [In  golf],  a  ball  is  said  to  lie  dead  when  it  lies 
  so  near  the  hole  that  the  player  is  certain  to  hole 
  it  in  the  next  stroke.  --Encyc.  of 
  Sport. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dead  \Dead\  (d[e^]d),  a.  [OE.  ded,  dead,  deed,  AS  de['a]d;  akin 
  to  OS  d[=o]d,  D.  dood,  G.  todt,  tot,  Icel.  dau[eth]r,  Sw  & 
  Dan.  d["o]d,  Goth.  daubs;  prop.  p.  p.  of  an  old  verb  meaning 
  to  die.  See  {Die},  and  cf  {Death}.] 
  1.  Deprived  of  life;  --  opposed  to  {alive}  and  {living}; 
  reduced  to  that  state  of  a  being  in  which  the  organs  of 
  motion  and  life  have  irrevocably  ceased  to  perform  their 
  functions;  as  a  dead  tree;  a  dead  man.  ``The  queen,  my 
  lord,  is  dead.''  --Shak. 
 
  The  crew,  all  except  himself,  were  dead  of  hunger. 
  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  Seek  him  with  candle,  bring  him  dead  or  living. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Destitute  of  life;  inanimate;  as  dead  matter. 
 
  3.  Resembling  death  in  appearance  or  quality;  without  show  of 
  life;  deathlike;  as  a  dead  sleep. 
 
  4.  Still  as  death;  motionless;  inactive;  useless;  as  dead 
  calm;  a  dead  load  or  weight. 
 
  5.  So  constructed  as  not  to  transmit  sound;  soundless;  as  a 
  dead  floor. 
 
  6.  Unproductive;  bringing  no  gain;  unprofitable;  as  dead 
  capital;  dead  stock  in  trade 
 
  7.  Lacking  spirit;  dull;  lusterless;  cheerless;  as  dead  eye; 
  dead  fire;  dead  color,  etc 
 
  8.  Monotonous  or  unvaried;  as  a  dead  level  or  pain;  a  dead 
  wall.  ``The  ground  is  a  dead  flat.''  --C.  Reade. 
 
  9.  Sure  as  death;  unerring;  fixed;  complete;  as  a  dead  shot; 
  a  dead  certainty. 
 
  I  had  them  a  dead  bargain.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  10.  Bringing  death;  deadly.  --Shak. 
 
  11.  Wanting  in  religious  spirit  and  vitality;  as  dead  faith; 
  dead  works  ``Dead  in  trespasses.''  --Eph.  ii  1. 
 
  12.  (Paint.) 
  a  Flat;  without  gloss;  --  said  of  painting  which  has 
  been  applied  purposely  to  have  this  effect. 
  b  Not  brilliant;  not  rich;  thus  brown  is  a  dead  color, 
  as  compared  with  crimson. 
 
  13.  (Law)  Cut  off  from  the  rights  of  a  citizen;  deprived  of 
  the  power  of  enjoying  the  rights  of  property;  as  one 
  banished  or  becoming  a  monk  is  civilly  dead. 
 
  14.  (Mach.)  Not  imparting  motion  or  power;  as  the  dead 
  spindle  of  a  lathe,  etc  See  {Spindle}. 
 
  {Dead  ahead}  (Naut.),  directly  ahead;  --  said  of  a  ship  or 
  any  object,  esp.  of  the  wind  when  blowing  from  that  point 
  toward  which  a  vessel  would  go 
 
  {Dead  angle}  (Mil.),  an  angle  or  space  which  can  not  be  seen 
  or  defended  from  behind  the  parapet. 
 
  {Dead  block},  either  of  two  wooden  or  iron  blocks  intended  to 
  serve  instead  of  buffers  at  the  end  of  a  freight  car 
 
  {Dead  calm}  (Naut.),  no  wind  at  all 
 
  {Dead  center},  or  {Dead  point}  (Mach.),  either  of  two  points 
  in  the  orbit  of  a  crank,  at  which  the  crank  and  connecting 
  rod  lie  a  straight  line  It  corresponds  to  the  end  of  a 
  stroke;  as  A  and  B  are  dead  centers  of  the  crank 
  mechanism  in  which  the  crank  C  drives,  or  is  driven  by 
  the  lever  L. 
 
  {Dead  color}  (Paint.),  a  color  which  has  no  gloss  upon  it 
 
  {Dead  coloring}  (Oil  paint.),  the  layer  of  colors,  the 
  preparation  for  what  is  to  follow  In  modern  painting  this 
  is  usually  in  monochrome. 
 
  {Dead  door}  (Shipbuilding),  a  storm  shutter  fitted  to  the 
  outside  of  the  quarter-gallery  door. 
 
  {Dead  flat}  (Naut.),  the  widest  or  midship  frame. 
 
  {Dead  freight}  (Mar.  Law),  a  sum  of  money  paid  by  a  person 
  who  charters  a  whole  vessel  but  fails  to  make  out  a  full 
  cargo.  The  payment  is  made  for  the  unoccupied  capacity. 
  --Abbott. 
 
  {Dead  ground}  (Mining),  the  portion  of  a  vein  in  which  there 
  is  no  ore. 
 
  {Dead  hand},  a  hand  that  can  not  alienate,  as  of  a  person 
  civilly  dead.  ``Serfs  held  in  dead  hand.''  --Morley.  See 
  {Mortmain}. 
 
  {Dead  head}  (Naut.),  a  rough  block  of  wood  used  as  an  anchor 
  buoy. 
 
  {Dead  heat},  a  heat  or  course  between  two  or  more  race 
  horses,  boats,  etc.,  in  which  they  come  out  exactly  equal, 
  so  that  neither  wins. 
 
  {Dead  horse},  an  expression  applied  to  a  debt  for  wages  paid 
  in  advance.  [Law] 
 
  {Dead  language},  a  language  which  is  no  longer  spoken  or  in 
  common  use  by  a  people,  and  is  known  only  in  writings,  as 
  the  Hebrew,  Greek,  and  Latin. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dead  \Dead\,  n. 
  1.  The  most  quiet  or  deathlike  time;  the  period  of 
  profoundest  repose,  inertness,  or  gloom;  as  the  dead  of 
  winter. 
 
  When  the  drum  beat  at  dead  of  night.  --Campbell. 
 
  2.  One  who  is  dead;  --  commonly  used  collectively. 
 
  And  Abraham  stood  up  from  before  his  dead.  --Gen. 
  xxiii.  3. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dead  \Dead\,  v.  t. 
  To  make  dead;  to  deaden;  to  deprive  of  life,  force,  or  vigor. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  Heaven's  stern  decree,  With  many  an  ill,  hath  numbed 
  and  deaded  me  --Chapman. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dead  \Dead\,  adv 
  To  a  degree  resembling  death;  to  the  last  degree;  completely; 
  wholly.  [Colloq.] 
 
  I  was  tired  of  reading,  and  dead  sleepy.  --Dickens. 
 
  {Dead  drunk},  so  drunk  as  to  be  unconscious. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dead  \Dead\,  v.  i. 
  To  die;  to  lose  life  or  force.  [Obs.] 
 
  So  iron,  as  soon  as  it  is  out  of  the  fire,  deadeth 
  straightway.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dead 
  adj  1:  no  longer  having  or  seeming  to  have  or  expecting  to  have 
  life;  "the  nerve  is  dead";  "a  dead  pallor";  "he  was 
  marked  as  a  dead  man  by  the  assassin"  [ant:  {alive(p)}] 
  2:  not  showing  characteristics  of  life  especially  the  capacity 
  to  sustain  life;  no  longer  exerting  force  or  having  energy 
  or  heat;  "Mars  is  a  dead  planet";  "a  dead  battery";  "dead 
  soil";  "dead  coals";  "the  fire  is  dead"  [ant:  {live}] 
  3:  (informal)  very  tired;  "was  all  in  at  the  end  of  the  day"; 
  "so  beat  I  could  flop  down  and  go  to  sleep  anywhere"; 
  "bushed  after  all  that  exercise";  "I'm  dead  after  that 
  long  trip"  [syn:  {all  in(p)},  {beat(p)},  {bushed(p)},  {dead(p)}] 
  4:  unerringly  accurate;  "a  dead  shot";  "took  dead  aim" 
  5:  physically  inactive;  "Crater  Lake  is  in  the  crater  of  a  dead 
  volcano  of  the  Cascade  Range" 
  6:  total;  "dead  silence";  "utter  seriousness"  [syn:  {dead(a)}, 
  {utter(a)}] 
  7:  not  endowed  with  life;  "the  inorganic  world  is  inanimate"; 
  "inanimate  objects";  "dead  stones"  [syn:  {inanimate},  {nonliving}] 
  [ant:  {animate}] 
  8:  (followed  by  `to')  not  showing  human  feeling  or  sensitivity; 
  unresponsive;  "passersby  were  dead  to  our  plea  for  help"; 
  "numb  to  the  cries  for  mercy"  [syn:  {dead(p)},  {numb(p)}] 
  9:  devoid  of  physical  sensation;  numb;  "his  gums  were  dead  from 
  the  novocain";  "she  felt  no  discomfort  as  the  dentist 
  drilled  her  deadened  tooth";  "a  public  desensitized  by 
  continuous  television  coverage  of  atrocities"  [syn:  {deadened}] 
  10:  lacking  acoustic  resonance;  "dead  sounds  characteristic  of 
  some  compact  discs";  "the  dead  wall  surfaces  of  a 
  recording  studio" 
  11:  not  yielding  a  return;  "dead  capital";  "idle  funds"  [syn:  {idle}] 
  12:  not  circulating  or  flowing;  "dead  air";  "dead  water"; 
  "stagnant  water"  [syn:  {dead(a)},  {stagnant}] 
  13:  out  of  use  or  operation  because  of  a  fault  or  breakdown;  "a 
  dead  telephone  line";  "the  motor  is  dead" 
  14:  not  surviving  in  active  use  "Latin  is  a  dead  language" 
  15:  lacking  resilience  or  bounce;  "a  dead  tennis  ball" 
  16:  no  longer  in  force  or  use  inactive;  "a  defunct  (or  dead) 
  law";  "a  defunct  organization"  [syn:  {defunct}] 
  17:  no  longer  having  force  or  relevance;  "a  dead  issue" 
  18:  sudden  and  complete;  "came  to  a  dead  stop"  [syn:  {dead(a)}] 
  19:  drained  of  electric  charge;  discharged;  "a  dead  battery"; 
  "left  the  lights  on  and  came  back  to  find  the  battery 
  drained"  [syn:  {drained}] 
  20:  lacking  animation  or  excitement  or  activity;  "the  party 
  being  dead  we  left  early";  "it  was  a  lifeless  party  until 
  she  arrived"  [syn:  {lifeless}] 
  21:  devoid  of  activity;  "this  is  a  dead  town;  nothing  ever 
  happens  here" 
  n  1:  people  who  are  no  longer  living;  "they  buried  the  dead" 
  [ant:  {living}] 
  2:  a  time  when  coldness  (or  some  other  quality  associated  with 
  death)  is  intense;  "the  dead  of  winter" 
  adv  1:  quickly  and  without  warning;  "he  stopped  suddenly"  [syn:  {abruptly}, 
  {suddenly},  {short}] 
  2:  completely  and  without  qualification;  used  informally  as 
  intensifiers;  "an  absolutely  magnificent  painting";  "a 
  perfectly  idiotic  idea";  "you're  perfectly  right"; 
  "utterly  miserable";  "you  can  be  dead  sure  of  my 
  innocence";  "was  dead  tired";  "dead  right"  [syn:  {absolutely}, 
  {perfectly},  {utterly}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  dead  adj  1.  Non-functional;  {down};  {crash}ed.  Especially 
  used  of  hardware.  2.  At  XEROX  PARC,  software  that  is  working  but  not 
  undergoing  continued  development  and  support.  3.  Useless;  inaccessible. 
  Antonym:  `live'.  Compare  {dead  code}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  dead 
 
  1.  Non-functional;  {down};  {crash}ed.  Especially  used  of 
  {hardware}. 
 
  2.  At  {XEROX  PARC},  software  that  is  working  but  not 
  undergoing  continued  development  and  support. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DEAD,  adj 
 
  Done  with  the  work  of  breathing;  done 
  With  all  the  world;  the  mad  race  run 
  Though  to  the  end  the  golden  goal 
  Attained  and  found  to  be  a  hole! 
  Squatol  Johnes 
 
 




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