decease

  • 1 Decease — De*cease , n. [OE. deses, deces, F. d[ e]c[ e]s, fr. L. decessus departure, death, fr. decedere to depart, die; de + cedere to withdraw. See {Cease}, {Cede}.] Departure, especially departure from this life; death. [1913 Webster] His decease,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 decease — I verb cease existing, cease living, cease to be, cease to exist, cease to live, come to an end, demise, depart, depart from life, die, end one s life, expire, lose life, meet death, pass away, pass on, perish, succumb associated concepts:… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 decease — death, early 14c., from O.Fr. deces (12c., Mod.Fr. décès) decease, death, from L. decessus death (euphemism for mors), also a retirement, a departure, from decess , pp. stem of decedere die, depart, withdraw, lit. to go down, from de away (see D …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 decease — [n] death buying the farm*, curtains*, defunction, demise, departure, dissolution, dying, grim reaper*, passing, passing away, passing over, quietus, release, silence, sleep, taps*, the end; concept 304 Ant. birth decease [v] pass away; expire… …

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  • 5 Decease — De*cease , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Deceased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deceasing}.] To depart from this life; to die; to pass away. [1913 Webster] She s dead, deceased, she s dead. Shak. [1913 Webster] When our summers have deceased. Tennyson. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 decease — *death, demise, passing …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 decease — ► NOUN formal or Law ▪ death. ► VERB archaic ▪ die. ORIGIN Latin decessus death , from decedere to die …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 decease — [dē sēs′, disēs′] n. [ME & OFr deces < L decessus, lit., departure, pp. of decedere, to depart, go away < de , from + cedere, to go: see CEDE] death vi. deceased, deceasing to die SYN. DIE1 …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 decease — noun Etymology: Middle English deces, from Anglo French, from Latin decessus departure, death, from decedere to depart, die, from de + cedere to go Date: 14th century departure from life ; death • decease intransitive verb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 decease — de·cease di sēs n departure from life: DEATH decease vi, de·ceased; de·ceas·ing …

    Medical dictionary

  • 11 decease — de|cease [dıˈsi:s] n [U] law death ▪ On your decease, the house passes to your wife …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 decease — noun (U) formal death: Upon your decease the house will pass to your wife …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 decease — noun, formal her decease was imminent Syn: death, dying, demise, end, passing, loss of life, quietus; informal curtains, croaking, snuffing; archaic expiry …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 decease — mirtis statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Reiškinys, kai išnykus svarbiausioms gyvybinėms organizmo funkcijoms (kvėpavimui, kraujotakai), nutrūksta centrinės nervų sistemos funkcijos, dingsta sąmonė, galvos smegenų refleksai ir …

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  • 15 decease — /di sees /, n., v., deceased, deceasing. n. 1. the act of dying; departure from life; death. v.i. 2. to depart from life; die. [1300 50; (n.) ME deces < OF < L decessus departure, death, equiv. to deced , var. s. of decedere to go away (de DE +… …

    Universalium

  • 16 decease — 1. noun a) death b) Departure, especially departure from this life 2. verb to die …

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  • 17 decease — Synonyms and related words: Z, annihilation, apodosis, bane, be lost, biological death, cash in, catastrophe, cease to be, cease to live, ceasing, cessation, cessation of life, clinical death, coda, conclusion, consummation, crack of doom,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 decease — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. & v. See death. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. die, cease, perish, expire; see die 1 . See Synonym Study at die . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To cease living: demise, depart, die, drop, expire, go,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 decease — see PREDECESSOR …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 decease — de·cease || dɪ siːs n. act of dying v. die, depart from life, pass away …

    English contemporary dictionary