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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deceased mean? 

  The noun DECEASED has 1 sense:

1. someone who is no longer alive

  Familiarity information: DECEASED used as a noun is very rare.

DECEASED (adjective)
  The adjective DECEASED has 1 sense:

1. dead

  Familiarity information: DECEASED used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Someone who is no longer alive

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


dead person; departed; decedent; deceased person; deceased; dead soul

Context example:

I wonder what the dead person would have done

Hypernyms ("deceased" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deceased"):

infernal (an inhabitant of hell)

living dead; zombi; zombie (a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force)

Instance hyponyms:

Lazarus (the person who Jesus raised from the dead after four days in the tomb; this miracle caused the enemies of Jesus to begin the plan to put him to death)

Holonyms ("deceased" is a member of...):

dead (people who are no longer living)

DECEASED (adjective)

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at peace; deceased; at rest; departed; asleep; gone

Context examples:

he is deceased / our dear departed friend


dead (no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life)

Domain usage:

euphemism (an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive)

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