death NOUN 1) the action or fact of dying. 2) an instance of a person or an animal dying. 3) the state of being dead. 4) the end of something.
at death's door — Cf. at death's door
catch one's death (of cold) — Cf. ↑catch one's death of cold
die a death — Cf. ↑die a death
do to death — Cf. ↑do to death
like death warmed up — Cf. ↑like death warmed up
put to death — Cf. ↑put to death
to death — Cf. ↑to death
DERIVATIVES deathless adjective.
ORIGIN Old English, related to DIE(Cf. ↑die).

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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