• 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."

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