2.6.6 Die

Use this domain for words related to dying.

OMC Codes: 
165 Mortality
760 Death
763 Dying
Louw Nida Codes: 
23G Live, Die
  • What general words refer to dying?
    die, expire,
  • What words refer to dying as a result of illness or old age?
    pass away, pass on, go, kick the bucket, snuff it,
  • What words refer to dying as a result of an accident or violence?
    be killed, accidental death, death by misadventure, violent death, lose your life, perish, suffer heavy losses,
  • What euphemisms and idioms are used to refer to death?
    go to your reward, be wasted, fall asleep, croak, depart, breathe your last, defunct, grim reaper
  • What words are used to describe the manner in which someone dies?
    drop dead, keel over, slow death, sudden death, painful death, excruciating death, gruesome death, horrible death, die quietly, die peacefully, die with boots on, die fighting, fade away, succumb (to illness), drown, drowning, asphyxiate, suffocate, choke to death, sacrifice, succumb (to a disease), suffocate, suffocation, starvation, starve, starve to death, burn to death, freeze to death,
  • What words refer to dying when you are still young?
    die young, be cut off in your prime, untimely death,
  • What words refer to dying to save someone?
    die for, give your life, lay down your life, martyr,
  • What words describe someone who is almost dead?
    dying, be close to death, about to die, on death's doorstep, be at death's door, have one foot in the grave,
  • What words refer to the event of dying?
    death, demise, mortality,
  • What words refer to someone who has died?
    deceased, dead person, goner, dearly departed, casualty, fatality, the dead,
  • What words describe someone who is dead?
    dead, deceased, stone-dead, dead as a doornail, late, lifeless,
  • What words refer to the number of people who die from the same cause?
    death toll, fatalities, loss of life,
  • What words refer to losing someone in death?
    lose (someone), loss, bereaved, be widowed, be orphaned,
  • What words describe an illness or wound that will cause the person to die?
    fatal, terminal,