Decease

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Decease \De*cease"\, noun [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.

His decease, which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. --Luke ix. 31.

And I, the whilst you mourn for his decease, Will with my mourning plaints your plaint increase. --Spenser.

Syn: Death; departure; dissolution; demise; release. See {Death}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Decease \De*cease"\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Deceased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deceasing}.] To depart from this life; to die; to pass away.

She's dead, deceased, she's dead. --Shak.

When our summers have deceased. --Tennyson.

Inasmuch as he carries the malignity and the lie with him, he so far deceases from nature. --Emerson.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

decease

noun

1: the event of dying or departure from life; "her death came as a terrible shock"; "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren" [syn: {death}, {decease}, {expiry}] [ant: {birth}, {nascence}, {nascency}, {nativity}]

verb

1: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102" [syn: {die}, {decease}, {perish}, {go}, {exit}, {pass away}, {expire}, {pass}, {kick the bucket}, {cash in one's chips}, {buy the farm}, {conk}, {give-up the ghost}, {drop dead}, {pop off}, {choke}, {croak}, {snuff it}] [ant: {be born}]


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