French translation of 'dead'
1. [person, animal, plant] mort(e)
He was already dead when the doctor came. Il était déjà mort quand le docteur est arrivé.
to be half dead (= near death) être à moitié mort
to look half dead (= terrible) avoir l’air à moitié mort
to be shot dead être tué(e) d’un coup de revolver
He was shot dead. Il a été tué d’un coup de revolver.
to drop dead, to drop down dead (= die suddenly) [person, animal] tomber mort
drop dead! (informal) va te faire voir (informal) !
to be dead and gone [person] être mort(e) et enterré(e)
over my dead body! (informal) il faudra d’abord me passer sur le corps !
“Let’s invite her to dinner.” — “Over my dead body!” « Invitons-la à dîner. » — « Il faudra d’abord que tu me passes sur le corps ! »
I wouldn’t be seen dead in it, I wouldn’t be caught dead in it (informal) je ne la porterais pour rien au monde
2. (= numb) [arm, leg] engourdi(e)
to go dead s’engourdir
My leg has gone dead. Ma jambe s’est engourdie.
3. (informal) (= very tired) mort(e)
to feel dead se sentir épuisé(e)
to be half dead (= very tired) être à moitié mort(e) de fatigue
4. (= devoid of life) [earth, water] mort(e)
5. [phone line]
to be dead
The line was dead. Il n’y avait pas de tonalité.
to go dead
The line has gone dead. La ligne a été coupée.
6. [battery] à plat
7. (= not burning) [cigarette, fire] éteint(e)
8. (= empty) [bottle] vide
9. (= finished)
to be dead and buried [idea, situation] être mort(e) et enterré(e)
to be dead in the water (= hopeless) [project] avoir coulé
11. (= total) [silence] de mort
We sat in dead silence. Nous étions assis dans un silence de mort.
1. (= absolutely) absolument ⧫ complètement
You’re dead right! Tu as absolument raison !
to be dead against sth être absolument contre qch ⧫ être complètement contre qch
dead on time à l’heure pile
The train arrived dead on time. Le train est arrivé à l’heure pile.
to stop dead (= halt abruptly) s’arrêter pile ⧫ s’arrêter net
to stop sb/sth dead stopper net qn/qch
She stopped him dead. Elle l’a stoppé net.
2. (= directly)
dead ahead droit devant
3. (= exactly)
dead on target dans le mille
in the dead centre of, dead in the centre of au beau milieu de ⧫ en plein milieu de
dead in the middle of au beau milieu de ⧫ en plein milieu de
4. (informal) (= extremely) [easy, boring] super (informal)
dead tired mort(e) de fatigue
the dead les morts mpl
1. (= middle)
in the dead of night, at the dead of night, at dead of night au cœur de la nuit
in the dead of winter au cœur de l’hiver
to rise from the dead (= be resurrected) ressusciter des morts
to rise from the dead, to come back from the dead (= make a comeback) [person, organization] refaire surface
to raise sb from the dead (= resurrect) ressusciter qn des morts
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Example Sentences Including 'dead'
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Today we have a service to mourn another dead soldier.The Times Literary Supplement (2012)
The only discernible colour in the scene was a dull, dead brown.Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)
You all went to see the dead people.Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)
According to less reliable sources, she's actually dead.The Sun (2016)
He had also been dead for six years.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
She began as a designer but thought that being a buyer looked dead easy and glamorous.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Shot dead - who tells your story?Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Some said they would rather be dead.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Some so worried about being interned while not actually dead that they devised tombs with exit doors.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The survivors find refuge in a mountain hotel and members of the group begin to be found shot dead in the ice outside.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
And he should know because he had been exhibiting it all afternoon until a dead leg forced him off for the last quarter.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
But this could be the last chance to land what has almost been a dead cert each race weekend.The Sun (2011)
Our course change put the object dead ahead.Tuning the Rig: A Journey to the Arctic (1990)
He was smeared in blood from his dead relatives and smelt of their decomposing bodies.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
There are some people who stop fashion dead in its tracks.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
What will happen in the dead of winter?Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Determined to cover his tracks he went and moved the burnt, charred and dead body of his wife.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He may have been dead for a month before he was found.The Sun (2016)
His grandmother and mother were both shot dead, leaving him covered in blood as they tried to protect him.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
I would rather see them dead.The Sun (2017)
Police confirmed that nine people were dead with more than two dozen missing.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The hospitals will be full to overflowing with people who are dead.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The identities of the dead were also unknown.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The skins of the dead horses were said to have been used in multimedia artworks.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The victims were declared dead at the scene.The Sun (2016)
The weapons came in by boat in the dead of night.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
They were pronounced dead at the scene.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
We want the inquiry to stop dead and be restructured like the one in Australia.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
No cold dead eyes or razor teeth.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
We know the dead are still alive.Christianity Today (2000)
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'dead' in Other Languages
British English: dead /dɛd/ ADJECTIVE
A person, animal, or plant that is dead is no longer living.
Her husband's been dead a year now.
- American English: dead
- Arabic: مُتَوَفًّى
- Brazilian Portuguese: morto
- Chinese: 死的
- Croatian: mrtav
- Czech: mrtvý
- Danish: død
- Dutch: dood
- European Spanish: muerto
- Finnish: kuollut
- French: mort
- German: tot
- Greek: νεκρός
- Italian: morto
- Japanese: 死んだ
- Korean: 죽은
- Norwegian: død
- Polish: martwy
- European Portuguese: morto
- Romanian: mort
- Russian: мертвый
- Spanish: muerto
- Swedish: död
- Thai: ตายแล้ว
- Turkish: ölü
- Ukrainian: мертвий
- Vietnamese: chết
British English: dead /dɛd/ ADVERB
Dead means 'precisely' or 'exactly'.
Mars was visible, dead in the centre of the telescope.
- American English: dead
- Arabic: تـَمَاماً
- Brazilian Portuguese: completamente
- Chinese: 绝对地
- Croatian: upravo
- Czech: naprosto
- Danish: nøjagtig
- Dutch: volkomen
- European Spanish: justo intensificador
- Finnish: todella
- French: précisément
- German: völlig
- Greek: απολύτως
- Italian: esattamente
- Japanese: 全く
- Korean: 완전히
- Norwegian: død
- Polish: całkowicie martwo
- European Portuguese: completamente
- Romanian: chiar
- Russian: совершенно
- Spanish: completamente
- Swedish: döds-
- Thai: อย่างแน่นอน
- Turkish: ölü
- Ukrainian: точно
- Vietnamese: một cách chính xác
Translation of dead from the Collins English to French Dictionary