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Yes. The word dead is a Scrabble US word. The word dead is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

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4 letters words from 'dead'

DEAD 6 

3 letters words from 'dead'

ADD 5DAD 5
DAE 4 

2 letters words from 'dead'

AD 3AE 2
DA 3DE 3
EA 2ED 3

All 4 letters words made out of dead

dead edad daed aded eadd aedd deda edda ddea ddea edda deda dade adde ddae ddae adde dade eadd aedd edad dead aded daed

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word dead. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in dead.

Definitions and meaning of dead

dead

Etymology

From Middle English ded, deed, from Old English dēad, from Proto-West Germanic *daud, from Proto-Germanic *daudaz.

Compare West Frisian dead, dea, Dutch dood, German tot, Danish, Norwegian død, Norwegian Nynorsk daud.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: dĕd, IPA(key): /dɛd/
  • Rhymes: -ɛd
  • (West Country) IPA(key): /diːd/

Adjective

dead (comparative deader, superlative deadest)

  1. (usually not comparable) No longer living.
    • 1968, Ray Thomas, "Legend of a Mind", The Moody Blues, In Search of the Lost Chord.
  2. (usually not comparable) Devoid of life.
  3. (hyperbolic) Figuratively, not alive; lacking life.
  4. (of another person) So hated that they are absolutely ignored.
  5. Doomed; marked for death (literally or as a hyperbole).
  6. Without emotion.
  7. Stationary; static.
  8. Without interest to one of the senses; dull; flat.
  9. Unproductive.
  10. (not comparable, of a machine, device, or electrical circuit) Completely inactive; currently without power; without a signal.
  11. (of a battery) Unable to emit power, being discharged (flat) or faulty.
  12. (not comparable) Broken or inoperable.
  13. (not comparable) No longer used or required.
    • 1984, Winston Smock, Technical Writing for Beginners, page 148:
      No mark of any kind should ever be made on a dead manuscript.
    • 2017, Zhaomo Yang and Brian Johannesmeyer, "Dead Store Elimination (Still) Considered Harmful":
      In this paper, we survey the set of techniques found in the wild that are intended to prevent data-scrubbing operations from being removed during dead store elimination.
  14. (engineering) Not imparting motion or power by design.
  15. (not comparable, sports) Not in play.
  16. (not comparable, golf, of a golf ball) Lying so near the hole that the player is certain to hole it in the next stroke.
  17. (not comparable, baseball, slang, 1800s) Tagged out.
  18. (not comparable) Full and complete.
  19. (not comparable) Exact.
  20. Experiencing pins and needles (paresthesia).
    After sitting on my hands for a while, my arms became dead.
  21. Constructed so as not to transmit sound; soundless.
  22. (obsolete) Bringing death; deadly.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  23. (law) Cut off from the rights of a citizen; deprived of the power of enjoying the rights of property.
  24. (rare, especially religion, often with "to") Indifferent to, no longer subject to or ruled by (sin, guilt, pleasure, etc).
    • 1839, William Jenks, The Comprehensive Commentary on the Holy Bible: Acts-Revelation, page 361:
      He was dead to the law. Whatever account others might make of it, yet, for his part, he was dead to it. [] But though he was thus dead to the law, yet he [] was far from thinking himself discharged from his duty to God' on the contrary, he was dead to the law, that he might live unto God.
    • 1849, Robert Haldane, Exposition of the Epistle to the Romans, page 255:
      But he died to the guilt of sin—to the guilt of his people's sins which he had taken upon him; and they, dying with him, as is above declared, die to sin precisely in the same sense in which he died to it. [] He was not justified from it till his resurrection, but from that moment he was dead to it. When he shall appear the second time, it will be "without sin."

Usage notes

  • In Middle and Early Modern English, the phrase is dead was more common where the present perfect form has died is common today. Example:
1611, King James Bible
I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. (Gal. 2:21)

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:dead

Antonyms

  • alive
  • living

Translations

Adverb

dead (not comparable)

  1. (degree, informal, colloquial) Exactly.
    dead right; dead level; dead flat; dead straight; dead left
    He hit the target dead in the centre.
  2. (degree, informal, colloquial) Very, absolutely, extremely.
    dead wrong; dead set; dead serious; dead drunk; dead broke; dead earnest; dead certain; dead slow; dead sure; dead simple; dead honest; dead accurate; dead easy; dead scared; dead solid; dead black; dead white; dead empty
  3. Suddenly and completely.
    He stopped dead.
  4. (informal) As if dead.
    dead tired; dead quiet; dead asleep; dead pale; dead cold; dead still
    • I was tired of reading, and dead sleepy.

Translations

Noun

dead (uncountable)

  1. (often with "the") Time when coldness, darkness, or stillness is most intense.
    The dead of night. The dead of winter.

dead pl (plural only)

  1. (with "the", a demonstrative, or a possessive) Those who have died.
    Have respect for the dead.
    The villagers are mourning their dead.
    The dead are always with us, in our hearts.

dead (plural deads)

  1. (Britain) (usually in the plural) Sterile mining waste, often present as many large rocks stacked inside the workings.

Synonyms

  • (those who have died): deceased

Translations

Verb

dead (third-person singular simple present deads, present participle deading, simple past and past participle deaded)

  1. (transitive) To prevent by disabling; stop.
    • 1826, The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Edward Reynolds, Lord Bishop of Norwich, collected by Edward Reynolds, Benedict Riveley, and Alexander Chalmers. pp. 227. London: B. Holdsworth.
      “What a man should do, when finds his natural impotency dead him in spiritual works”
  2. (transitive) To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigour.
  3. (Britain, transitive, slang) To kill.

Related terms

  • deaden
  • deadliness
  • deadly
  • deadness
  • death
  • undead

Derived terms

References

  • dead at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • Dade, Edda, adde, dade

French

Etymology

From English dead.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɛd/

Verb

dead

  1. (slang, anglicism) to succeed (in doing something well, "killing it")

Usage notes

The verb is left unconjugated: il dead, il a dead. Usage is limited to the present, as well as an infinitive or a past participle.


Old English

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *daud.

Cognate with Old Frisian dād (West Frisian dead), Old Saxon dōd, Dutch dood, Old High German tōt (German tot), Old Norse dauðr (Swedish död), Gothic 𐌳𐌰𐌿𐌸𐍃 (dauþs).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dæ͜ɑːd/

Adjective

dēad

  1. dead

Declension

Derived terms

  • dēadlīċ
  • healfdēad

Related terms

  • dēaþ

Descendants

  • Middle English: ded, deed
    • Scots: dede, deed, deid
    • English: dead
    • Yola: deed

See also

  • steorfan

Volapük

Etymology

Borrowed from English dead or death (with the "th" changed to "d").

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [deˈad]

Noun

dead (nominative plural deads)

  1. death, state being dead, state of death

Declension

Derived terms

  • ädeadöl
  • bludamodeadön
  • dadeadön
  • deadam
  • deadamadel
  • deadan
  • deadanöp
  • deadik
  • deadio
  • deadöf
  • deadöfan
  • deadöfik
  • deadöl
  • deadölan
  • deadön
  • deid
  • deidöl
  • deidön
  • drakideidan
  • drakihideidan
  • drakijideidan
  • edeadöl
  • edeadön
  • hideadan
  • hideadöfan
  • hideadölan
  • jideadan
  • jideadöfan
  • jideadölan
  • pedeidöl

Source: wiktionary.org
  • not alive.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)