go aloft; to join the majority; to go west; to be numbered with the dead; to die a natural death; to make one's will; to hand in one's checks; to pass away or over.

    (Adjectives). Dead, lifeless, deceased, demised, gone, departed, defunct, exanimate, inanimate, out of the world, mortuary, katabolic, azoic.

    Dying, expiring, moribund, in articulo, in extremis, in the agony of death, etc., going, life ebbing, going off, life failing, aux abois, having received one's death warrant.

    (Phrases). Dead and gone; dead as a door-nail, as mutton, as a door-post, as a herring; stone-dead; launched into eternity; gone to one's last home; gathered to one's fathers; gone to Davy Jones's locker; gone west.

    At death's door; on one's death-bed; in the jaws of death; death staring one in the face; one's hour being come; one's days being numbered; one foot in the grave; on one's last legs; life hanging by a thread; going to one's last account; at one's last gasp.

    (Adverbs). Post-mortem, post-obit.

  1. Destruction of life, violent death.
  2. Killing (Substantives), homicide, manslaughter, murder, assassination, blood, gore, bloodshed, slaughter, carnage, butchery, massacre, fusillade, noyade, Thuggism; Aceldama.

    Death-blow, coup de grâce, grace-stroke.

    Suicide, felo de se, hara-kiri, happy despatch; execution, see 972.

    Destruction of animals, slaughtering, etc., Phthisozoics.3

    Slaughter-house, shambles, abattoir.

    A butcher, slayer, murderer, assassin, cut-throat, bravo, Thug, Moloch, executioner, see 975.

    (Verbs). To kill, put to death, do to death, slay, murder, assassinate, slaughter, butcher, immolate, massacre, take away or deprive of life, make away with, dispatch, burke, lynch, settle, do for, do in, brain, spiflicate.

    To strangle, throttle, bowstring, choke, garrotte, stifle, suffocate, smother, asphyxiate, drown, hang, turn off.

    To commit suicide, to make away with oneself.

    To cut down, sabre, cut to pieces, cut off, cut the throat, stab, shoot, behead, decapitate, execute 972.

    (Phrases). To put to the sword; put to the edge of the sword; run through the body; blow the brains out; commit suicide; give the death blow, the coup de grâce; launch into eternity; give a quietus to.

    (Adjectives). Killing, etc., murderous, slaughterous, sanguinary, blood-stained, blood-guilty.

    Mortal, fatal, deadly, lethal, internecine, suicidal.

  3. Corpse (Substantives), corse, carcass, bones, skeleton, carrion, defunct, relic, remains, ashes, earth, clay, mummy, food for worms.
  4. Shade, ghost, manes; the dead, the majority, the great majority.

  5. Interment (Substantives), burial, sepulture, inhumation, obsequies, exequies, funeral, wake, lyke-wake, pyre, funeral pile, cremation.
  6. Funeral rite or solemnity, knell, passing-bell, tolling, dirge, requiem, epicedium, obit, death-march, dead march, lying in state.

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