What is death?

  • (noun): The time at which life ends; continuing until dead.
    Example: "She stayed until his death"
    Synonyms: last
    See also — Additional definitions below

Death

Death is the permanent cessation of all biological functions that sustain a living organism. Phenomena which commonly bring about death include biological aging (senescence), predation, malnutrition, disease, suicide, murder and accidents or trauma resulting in terminal injury. Bodies of living organisms begin to decompose shortly after death.

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Black Death - Overview - Naming
... Justus Hecker suggested that a mistranslation of the Latin atra mors (terrible, or black, death) had occurred in Scandinavia when he described the catastrophe in 1832 in ... the cholera epidemic happening at that time, "The Black Death in the 14th century" gained widespread attention and the terms Schwarzer Tod and Black Death became more ...
Vladimir Komarov - Response To Komarov's Death
... On April 25, a response to Komarov's death by his fellow cosmonauts was published in Pravda "For the forerunners it is always more difficult ... by the cosmonaut corps and that Komarov's death should teach the establishment to be more rigorous in its testing and evaluation of "all the mechanisms of the spaceship, even more attentive to all ... His flight and his death will teach us courage." In May 1967, Gagarin and Leonov criticised Mishin's "poor knowledge of the Soyuz spacecraft and the details of its operation, his lack of ...
Black Death
... The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, peaking in Europe between 1348 and 1350 ... competing theories as to the etiology of the Black Death, recent analysis of DNA from victims in northern and southern Europe indicates that the pathogen responsible was ... The Black Death is thought to have started in China or central Asia, before spreading west ...
Yossarian - Biographical Summary - Actions in "Catch-22" - Snowden
... Snowden's death embodies Yossarian's desire to evade death by seeing Snowden's entrails spilling over the plane, he feels that "Man was matter, that was Snowden's secret ... want to," perhaps because he was traumatized and depressed by Snowden's death ...
Pope John Paul I - Death
... has been claimed that the Vatican altered some of the details of the discovery of the death to avoid possible unseemliness in that he was discovered by Sister Vincenza, a nun ... statements made following the Pope's death, led to a number of conspiracy theories concerning it ...

More definitions of "death":

  • (noun): The event of dying or departure from life.
    Example: "Her death came as a terrible shock"
    Synonyms: decease
  • (noun): The time when something ends.
    Example: "It was the death of all his plans"
    Synonyms: dying, demise
  • (noun): The absence of life or state of being dead.
    Example: "He seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life"
  • (noun): The act of killing.
    Example: "He had two deaths on his conscience"
  • (noun): The personification of death.
    Example: "Death walked the streets of the plague-bound city"
  • (noun): The permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism.
    Example: "The animal died a painful death"

Famous quotes containing the word death:

    The raven is my talisman.... Death is my talisman, Mr. Chapman. The one indestructible force. The one certain thing in an uncertain universe. Death.
    David Boehm, and Louis Friedlander. Dr. Richard Vollin (Bela Lugosi)

    Because you live, O Christ,
    the spirit bird of hope is freed for flying,
    our cages of despair no longer keep us closed and life-denying.
    The stone has rolled away and death cannot imprison!
    O sing this Easter Day, for Jesus Christ has risen!
    Shirley Erena Murray (20th century)

    It is certainly safe, in view of the movement to the right of intellectuals and political thinkers, to pronounce the brain death of socialism.
    Norman Tebbit (b. 1931)