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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Naves Topical Index

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. Deprived or destitute of life; that state of a being, animal or vegetable, in which the organs of motion and life have ceased to perform their functions, and have become incapable of performing them, or of being restored to a state of activity.

The men are dead who sought thy life. Exodus 4:19.

It is sometimes followed by of before the cause of death; as, dead of hunger, or of a fever.

2. Having never had life, or having been deprived of vital action before birth; as, the child was born dead

3. Without life; inanimate.

All, all but truth, drops dead-born from the press.

4. Without vegetable life; as a dead tree.

5. Imitating death; deep or sound; as a dead sleep.

6. Perfectly still; motionless as death; as a dead calm; a dead weight.

7. Empty; vacant; not enlivened by variety; as a dead void space; a dead plain.

We say also, a dead level, for a perfectly level surface.

8. Unemployed; useless; unprofitable. A man's faculties may lie dead or his goods remain dead on his hands. So dead capital or stock is that which produces no profit.

9. Dull; inactive; as a dead sale of commodities.

10. Dull; gloomy; still; not enlivened; as a dead winter; a dead season.

11. Still; deep; obscure; as the dead darkness of the night.

12. Dull; not lively; not resembling life; as the dead coloring of a piece; a dead eye.

13. Dull; heavy; as a dead sound.

14. Dull; frigid; lifeless; cold; not animated; not affecting; used of prayer.

15. Tasteless; vapid; spiritless; used of liquors.

16. Uninhabited; as dead walls.

17. Dull; without natural force or efficacy; not lively or brisk; as a dead fire.

18. In a state of spiritual death; void of grace; lying under the power of sin.

19. Impotent; unable to procreate.

20. Decayed in grace.

Thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead Revelation 3:1.

21. Not proceeding from spiritual life; not producing good works; as, faith without works is dead James 2:17.

22. Proceeding from corrupt nature, not from spiritual life or a gracious principle; as dead works. Hebrews 9:14.

23. In law, cut off from the rights of a citizen:deprived of power of enjoying the rights of property; as one banished or becoming a monk is civilly dead

DEAD language, a language which is no longer spoken or in common use by a people, and known only in writings; as the Hebrew, Greek and Latin.

DEAD rising or rising line, the parts of a ship's floor or bottom throughout her length, where the floor timber is terminated on the lower futtock.

DEAD, noun ded.

1. The dead signifies dead men.

Ye shall not make cuttings for the dead Leviticus 19:28.

2. The state of the dead; or death.

This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead Matthew 14:2.

DEAD, noun ded. The time when there is a remarkable stillness or gloom; depth; as in the midst of winter or of night, are familiar expressions.

DEAD, verb intransitive ded. To lose life or force.

DEAD, verb transitive ded. To deprive of life, force or vigor.

DEAD'-DOING, adjective Destructive; killing.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Dead Sea

The name given by Greek writers of the second century to that inland sea called in Scripture the "salt sea" (Genesis 14:3; Numbers 34:12), the "sea of the plain" (Deuteronomy 3:17), the "east sea" (Ezekiel 47:18; Joel 2:20), and simply "the sea" (Ezekiel 47:8). The Arabs call it Bahr Lut, i.e., the Sea of Lot. It lies about 16 miles in a straight line to the east of Jerusalem. Its surface is 1,292 feet below the surface of the Mediterranean Sea. It covers an area of about 300 square miles. Its depth varies from 1,310 to 11 feet. From various phenomena that have been observed, its bottom appears to be still subsiding. It is about 53 miles long, and of an average breadth of 10 miles. It has no outlet, the great heat of that region causing such rapid evaporation that its average depth, notwithstanding the rivers that run into it (see JORDAN), is maintained with little variation. The Jordan alone discharges into it no less than six million tons of water every twenty-four hours.

The waters of the Dead Sea contain 24.6 per cent. of mineral salts, about seven times as much as in ordinary sea-water; thus they are unusually buoyant. Chloride of magnesium is most abundant; next to that chloride of sodium (common salt). But terraces of alluvial deposits in the deep valley of the Jordan show that formerly one great lake extended from the Waters of Merom to the foot of the watershed in the Arabah. The waters were then about 1,400 feet above the present level of the Dead Sea, or slightly above that of the Mediterranean, and at that time were much less salt.

Nothing living can exist in this sea. "The fish carried down by the Jordan at once die, nor can even mussels or corals live in it; but it is a fable that no bird can fly over it, or that there are no living creatures on its banks. Dr. Tristram found on the shores three kinds of kingfishers, gulls, ducks, and grebes, which he says live on the fish which enter the sea in shoals, and presently die. He collected one hundred and eighteen species of birds, some new to science, on the shores, or swimming or flying over the waters. The cane-brakes which fringe it at some parts are the homes of about forty species of mammalia, several of them animals unknown in England; and innumerable tropical or semi-tropical plants perfume the atmosphere wherever fresh water can reach. The climate is perfect and most delicious, and indeed there is perhaps no place in the world where a sanatorium could be established with so much prospect of benefit as at Ain Jidi (Engedi).", Geikie's Hours, etc.

Naves Topical Index
Dead Sea

Lies southeast of Jerusalem.

Called Salt Sea
Genesis 14:3; Numbers 34:12

Called Sea of the Plain
Deuteronomy 3:17; Deuteronomy 4:49; Joshua 3:16

Called East Sea
Joel 2:20

Called Former Sea
Zech 14:8

Prophecy concerning
Ezekiel 47:7-10; Ezekiel 47:18

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Dead Sea

This name nowhere occurs in the Bible, and appears not to have existed until the second century after Christ. [SEA, THE SALT, THE SALT]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DEAD-DRUNK, adjective So drunk as to be incapable of helping one's self.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DEAD'EN, verb transitive ded'n.

1. To deprive of a portion of vigor, force or sensation; to abate vigor or action; as, to deaden the force of a ball; to deaden the natural powers or feelings.

2. To blunt; to render less susceptible or feeling; as, to deaden the motion of a ship or of the wind.

3. To retard; to lessen velocity or motion; as, to deaden the motion of a ship or of the wind.

4. To diminish spirit; to make vapid or spiritless; as, to deaden wine or beer.

DEAD'-EYE, noun ded'-eye. Among seamen, a round flattish wooden block, encircled by a rope, or an iron band, and pierced with holes, to receive the laniard, used to extend the shrouds and stays, and for other purposes.

DEAD'-HEARTED, adjective Having a dull, faint heart.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DEAD-HEARTEDNESS, noun Having a dull, faint heart.

DEAD'-LIFT, noun A heavy weight; a hopeless exigency.

DEAD'-LIGHT, noun ded'-light. A strong wooden port, made to suit a cabin window, in which it is fixed, to prevent the water from entering a ship in a storm.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DEAD'LIHOOD, noun The state of the dead.

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DEAD'LINESS, noun ded'liness. The quality of being deadly.

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DEAD'LY, adjective ded'ly.

1. That may occasion death; mortal; fatal; destructive; as a deadly blow or wound.

2. Mortal; implacable; aiming to kill or destroy; as a deadly enemy; deadly malice a deadly feud.

DEAD'LY, adverb ded'ly. In a manner resembling death; as deadly pale or wan.

2. Mortally.

With groanings of a deadly wounded man. Ezekiel 30:24.

3. Implacably; destructively.

4. In a vulgar or ludicrous sense, very; extremely; as a deadly cunning man.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DEADLY-CARROT, noun A plant of the genus Thapsia.

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DEADLY-NIGHTSHADE, noun A plant of the genus Atropa.

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DEAD'NESS, noun ded'ness.

1. Want of natural life or vital power, in an animal or plant; as the deadness of a limb, of a body, or of a tree.

2. Want of animation; dullness; languor; as the deadness of the eye.

3. Want of warmth or ardor; coldness; frigidity; as the deadness of the affections.

4. State of being incapable of conception, according to the ordinary laws of nature. Romans 4:19.

5. Indifference; mortification of the natural desires; alienation of heart from temporal pleasures; as deadness to the world.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DEAD'NETTLE, noun A plant of the genus Lamium, and another of the genus Galeopsis.

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DEAD'PLEDGE, noun A mortgage or pawning of things, or thing pawned.

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DEAD-RECKONING, noun In navigation, the judgment or estimation of the place of a ship, without any observation of the heavenly bodies; or an account of the distance she has run by the log, and of the course steered by the compass, and this rectified by due allowances for drift, lee-way, etc.

DEAD'-STRUCK, adjective Confounded; struck with horror.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DEAD'WATER, noun The eddy water closing in with a ship's stern, as she passes through the water.

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DEAD'WOOD, noun Blocks of timber laid on the keel of a ship, particularly at the extremities.

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DEAD'WORKS, noun The parts of a ship which are above the surface of the water, when she is balanced for a voyage.