What does dead mean?

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  1. (not comparable) No longer living.
  2. (hyperbolic) Figuratively, not alive; lacking life.
  3. (of another person) So hated that they are absolutely ignored.
  4. Without emotion.
  5. Stationary; static.
  6. Without interest to one of the senses; dull; flat.
  7. Unproductive.
  8. (not comparable, of a machine, device, or electrical circuit) Completely inactive; without power; without a signal.
  9. (not comparable) Broken or inoperable.
  10. (not comparable) No longer used or required.
  11. (engineering) Not imparting motion or power.
  12. (not comparable, sports) Not in play.
  13. (not comparable, golf, of a golf ball) Lying so near the hole that the player is certain to hole it in the next stroke.
  14. (not comparable, baseball, slang, 1800s) Tagged out.
  15. (not comparable) Full and complete.
  16. (not comparable) Exact.
  17. Experiencing pins and needles (paresthesia).
  18. (informal) (Certain to be) in big trouble.
  19. Constructed so as not to transmit sound; soundless.
  20. (obsolete) Bringing death; deadly.
  21. (law) Cut off from the rights of a citizen; deprived of the power of enjoying the rights of property.
  1. (degree) Exactly right.
  2. (degree) Very, absolutely, extremely, suddenly.
  3. As if dead.
  1. (uncountable, singular only, often with "the") Time when coldness, darkness, or stillness is most intense.
  2. (plural, with "the") Those who have died.
  1. (transitive) To prevent by disabling; stop.
  2. (transitive) To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigour.
  3. (Britain, transitive, slang) To kill.
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