What is death?

  • (noun): The act of killing.
    Example: "He had two deaths on his conscience"
    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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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 ... module that were identified 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 ... 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 ...
Pope John Paul I - Death
... some of the details of the discovery of the death to avoid possible unseemliness in that he was discovered by Sister Vincenza, a nun ... this, along with inconsistent statements made following the Pope's death, led to a number of conspiracy theories concerning it ...
Black Death
... The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, peaking in Europe between 1348 and 1350 ... there were several 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 Yersinia ... 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 ... traumatized and depressed by Snowden's death ...
Black Death - Overview - Naming
... of the Latin atra mors (terrible, or black, death) had occurred in Scandinavia when he described the catastrophe in 1832 in his publication "Der schwarze Tod ... 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 widely used in the German- and English-speaking ...

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 absence of life or state of being dead.
    Example: "He seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life"
  • (noun): The time at which life ends; continuing until dead.
    Example: "She stayed until his death"
    Synonyms: last
  • (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"
  • (noun): The time when something ends.
    Example: "It was the death of all his plans"
    Synonyms: dying, demise

Famous quotes containing the word death:

    The Minstrel Boy to the war is gone
    In the ranks of death you’ll find him,
    His father’s sword he has girded on,
    And his wild harp slung behind him.
    Thomas Moore (1779–1852)

    if once the message greet him
    That his True Love doth stay,
    If Death should come and meet him,
    Love will find out the way!
    —Unknown. Love Will Find Out the Way (l. 53–56)

    Hunger shall make thy modest zone
    And cheat fond death of all but bone—
    Cecil Day Lewis (1904–1972)