|1.||[ noun ] the event of dying or departure from life|
: "her death came as a terrible shock" "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"
|Related terms:||birth change loss fatality finish Crucifixion martyrdom wrongful_death megadeath die die|
|2.||[ noun ] (biology) the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism|
"the animal died a painful death"
|Related terms:||organic_phenomenon necrosis necrobiosis brain_death die|
|3.||[ noun ] the time at which life ends; continuing until dead|
"she stayed until his death" "a struggle to the last"
|Related terms:||end die|
|4.||[ noun ] the personification of death|
"Death walked the streets of the plague-bound city"
|Related terms:||imaginary_being grim_reaper die|
|5.||[ noun ] the absence of life or state of being dead|
"he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life"
|Related terms:||state rest sudden_infant_death_syndrome neonatal_death extinction die|
|6.||[ noun ] the time when something ends|
"it was the death of all his plans" "a dying of old hopes"
|Related terms:||birth end grave life die|
|7.||[ noun ] the act of killing|
"he had two deaths on his conscience"
|Related terms:||killing die|
|8.||[ noun ] a final state|
"he came to a bad end" "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"
|Related terms:||state terminate end die|