Word of the Day: Death


death / dĕth


1. the end of life

Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.

Persian Proverb

2. the end of something, termination

The fear of God is the death of every other fear; like a mighty lion, it chases all other fears before it.

Charles Spurgeon, 1834 – 1892

3. murder; the act of putting to death

Life without a friend is like death without a witness.

Spanish proverb

4. the cause of the termination of life

Death always comes too early or too late.

English proverb

5. the state of no longer being alive; the state of being dead

Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.

John Milton, 1608 – 1674

6. (usually capitalized) the agent of death, the Grim Reaper

Death has the key to open the miser’s chest.

Ghanaian proverb