What is death?

  • (noun): The personification of death.
    Example: "Death walked the streets of the plague-bound city"
    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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Pope John Paul I - Death
... It 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 ... Yet this, along with inconsistent statements made following the Pope's death, led to a number of conspiracy theories concerning it ...
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 ... that he simply "doesn't want to," perhaps because he was traumatized and depressed by Snowden's death ...
Black Death
... The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, peaking in Europe between 1348 and 1350 ... Although there were several competing theories as to the etiology of the Black Death, recent analysis of DNA from victims in northern and southern Europe ... The Black Death is thought to have started in China or central Asia, before spreading west ...
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 ... concerns about the Soyuz 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 ... 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 ...
Black Death - Overview - Naming
... a mistranslation 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 im vierzehnten Jahrhundert" ... the following year, and with 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 definitions of "death":

  • (noun): The time at which life ends; continuing until dead.
    Example: "She stayed until his death"
    Synonyms: last
  • (noun): The event of dying or departure from life.
    Example: "Her death came as a terrible shock"
    Synonyms: decease
  • (noun): The act of killing.
    Example: "He had two deaths on his conscience"
  • (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 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:

    AIDS was ... an illness in stages, a very long flight of steps that led assuredly to death, but whose every step represented a unique apprenticeship. It was a disease that gave death time to live and its victims time to die, time to discover time, and in the end to discover life.
    Hervé Guibert (1955–1991)

    ‘Lay me a green sod under my head,
    And another at my feet;
    And lay my bent bow at my side,
    Which was my music sweet;
    And make my grave of gravel and green,
    Which is most right and meet.
    —Unknown. Robin Hood’s Death (l. 65–70)

    It is a strange, strange fate, and now, as I stand face to face with death I feel just as if they were going to kill a boy. For I feel like a boy—and my hands so free from blood and my heart always so compassionate and pitiful that I cannot comprehend how anyone wants to hang me.
    Roger Casement (1864–1916)