- The cessation of life and all associated processes; the end of an organism's existence as an entity independent from its environment and its return to an inert, nonliving state.
"The death of my grandmother saddened the whole family."
- (the death) The collapse or end of something.
"England scored a goal at the death to even the score at one all. death of the feudalism"
- (often capitalized) The personification of death as a hooded figure with a scythe; the Grim Reaper.
"When death walked in, a chill spread through the room."