Slang meaning of avoir les quatre fers en l’air

avoir les quatre fers en l’air means: be dead

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avoir les quatre fers en l’air (French idiom.) means: be dead

Slang definition of avoir les quatre fers en l’air

avoir les quatre fers en l’air (French idiom.) means: be dead

More meanings / definitions of be dead or words, sentences containing be dead?

Dead (a.): Lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless; as, dead eye; dead fire; dead color, etc.

Dead (a.): Unproductive; bringing no gain; unprofitable; as, dead capital; dead stock in trade.

Dead (a.): Still as death; motionless; inactive; useless; as, dead calm; a dead load or weight.

Dead (a.): Wanting in religious spirit and vitality; as, dead faith; dead works.

Dead (a.): Sure as death; unerring; fixed; complete; as, a dead shot; a dead certainty.

Dead (a.): Monotonous or unvaried; as, a dead level or pain; a dead wall.

Dead (a.): Deprived of life; -- opposed to alive and living; reduced to that state of a being in which the organs of motion and life have irrevocably ceased to perform their functions; as, a dead tree; a dead man.

Reckoning (n.): The calculation of a ship's position, either from astronomical observations, or from the record of the courses steered and distances sailed as shown by compass and log, -- in the latter case called dead reckoning (see under Dead); -- also used for dead reckoning in contradistinction to observation.

Resurrection (n.): Especially, the rising again from the dead; the resumption of life by the dead; as, the resurrection of Jesus Christ; the general resurrection of all the dead at the Day of Judgment.

Obituary (n.): A list of the dead, or a register of anniversary days when service is performed for the dead.

Dead (a.): Not brilliant; not rich; thus, brown is a dead color, as compared with crimson.

Dead (v. t.): To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigor.

Dead (a.): Resembling death in appearance or quality; without show of life; deathlike; as, a dead sleep.

Manes (n. pl.): The benevolent spirits of the dead, especially of dead ancestors, regarded as family deities and protectors.

Dead (n.): The most quiet or deathlike time; the period of profoundest repose, inertness, or gloom; as, the dead of winter.

Dead (a.): So constructed as not to transmit sound; soundless; as, a dead floor.

Slough (n.): The dead mass separating from a foul sore; the dead part which separates from the living tissue in mortification.

Dead-pay (n.): Pay drawn for soldiers, or others, really dead, whose names are kept on the rolls.

Dead (a.): Destitute of life; inanimate; as, dead matter.

Dead (a.): Cut off from the rights of a citizen; deprived of the power of enjoying the rights of property; as, one banished or becoming a monk is civilly dead.

Dirige (n.): A service for the dead, in the Roman Catholic Church, being the first antiphon of Matins for the dead, of which Dirige is the first word; a dirge.

Dead (n.): One who is dead; -- commonly used collectively.

Mortpay (n.): Dead pay; the crime of taking pay for the service of dead soldiers, or for services not actually rendered by soldiers.

Beat (v. i.): A cheat or swindler of the lowest grade; -- often emphasized by dead; as, a dead beat.

Dead (a.): Not imparting motion or power; as, the dead spindle of a lathe, etc. See Spindle.

Infernal (a.): Of or pertaining to or suitable for the lower regions, inhabited, according to the ancients, by the dead; pertaining to Pluto's realm of the dead, the Tartarus of the ancients.

Dead-reckoning (n.): See under Dead, a.

Lifeless (a.): Destitute of life, or deprived of life; not containing, or inhabited by, living beings or vegetation; dead, or apparently dead; spiritless; powerless; dull; as, a lifeless carcass; lifeless matter; a lifeless desert; a lifeless wine; a lifeless story.

Carcass (n.): A dead body, whether of man or beast; a corpse; now commonly the dead body of a beast.

Slough (v. i.): To form a slough; to separate in the form of dead matter from the living tissues; -- often used with off, or away; as, a sloughing ulcer; the dead tissues slough off slowly.

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Meaning of Dead Marine

Dead Marine means: Dead Soldier: An expression used for an empty bottle of wine, spirit or beer. Originally the expression was "dead Marine." In the late 1700 Duke of Clarence ordered the steward to remove the "dead marines" to make room for new bottles.

Meaning of Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning means: The estimation of a ship's position from the distance run by the log and the courses steered by the compass, with corrections for current, leeway, etc., but without astronomical observations. Hence dead lattitude, that computed by dead reckoning.

Meaning of DEAD MAN'S THROTTLE

DEAD MAN'S THROTTLE means: Throttle that requires pressure of operator's hand or foot to prevent power shut-off and application of brakes. An engine so equipped would stop instantly if the operator fell dead. Also called dead man's button

Meaning of DEAD MEAT

DEAD MEAT means: Dead meat is slang for a person who is dead, about to die or inevitably doomed.

Meaning of Make Dead Men Chew

Make Dead Men Chew means: If it was said of somebody that he would ‘make dead men chew’, it meant he was a scurrilous cheat and thief. It is an 18th century expression used of pursers who “sold” tobacco to dead men who had died on voyage by entering the transaction in their books. The term also applied to those who drew the pay and victuals for those who had died or jumped ship.

Meaning of Dead Horse

Dead Horse means: (1) Dead Horse (Flogging a dead horse): The term "flogging a dead horse" alludes to the difficulty of getting any extra work from a crew during a celebration held by British crews when they had been at sea four weeks and had worked off their initial advance (often one month's pay). At the expiration of the first month of the voyage, it was at one time customary to hoist in the rigging a canvas effigy of a horse. (2)Seaman's term for the period of work on board ship for which he has been paid in advance when signing on.

Meaning of dead soldier

dead soldier means: An empty beer bottle. They were in the living room surrounded by a case of dead soldiers.

Meaning of dead soldier

dead soldier means: An empty beer bottle. Hey, ma, let me have some dead presidents.

Meaning of DEAD SOLDIER

DEAD SOLDIER means: Dead soldier is slang for an empty bottle of alcohol. Dead soldier is American slang for leftovers.

Meaning of dead

dead means: Very or extremely. For example "it was dead good". Tends to be associated with a northern UK accent.

Meaning of DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN

DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN means: Down among the dead men is British slang for drunk, intoxicated.

Meaning of dead presidents

dead presidents means: Money. This disco is really dead tonight.

Meaning of dead

dead means: Very, extremely.[ David was drop dead gorgeous].

Meaning of Dead As A Door Nail

Dead As A Door Nail means: Utterly, completely dead.

Meaning of Gibbet

Gibbet means: A wooden frame from which dead pirates were hung, often in a metal cage especially fitted for the dead man. (hanging in irons) This was done as a warning to others who would think of taking up a career in piracy.

Meaning of Gibbet

Gibbet means: A wooden frame from which dead pirates were hung, often in a metal cage especially fitted for the dead man. (hanging in irons) This was done as a warning to others who would think of taking up a career in piracy.

Meaning of dead

dead means: Quiet. This disco is really dead tonight.

Meaning of dead

dead means: Adv. Very, extremely. E.g."Our holiday was dead good."

Meaning of DEAD EYE

DEAD EYE means: Dead eye is British slang for the anus.

Meaning of dead set

dead set means: without a doubt ‘I’m dead set mate, no joke’

Meaning of Dead

Dead means: Lacking spirit; dull; lusterless; cheerless; as, dead eye; dead fire; dead color, etc.

Meaning of Dead

Dead means: Unproductive; bringing no gain; unprofitable; as, dead capital; dead stock in trade.

Meaning of Dead

Dead means: Still as death; motionless; inactive; useless; as, dead calm; a dead load or weight.

Meaning of Dead

Dead means: Wanting in religious spirit and vitality; as, dead faith; dead works.

Meaning of Dead

Dead means: Sure as death; unerring; fixed; complete; as, a dead shot; a dead certainty.

Meaning of Dead

Dead means: Monotonous or unvaried; as, a dead level or pain; a dead wall.

Meaning of Dead

Dead means: Deprived of life; -- opposed to alive and living; reduced to that state of a being in which the organs of motion and life have irrevocably ceased to perform their functions; as, a dead tree; a dead man.

Meaning of Reckoning

Reckoning means: The calculation of a ship's position, either from astronomical observations, or from the record of the courses steered and distances sailed as shown by compass and log, -- in the latter case called dead reckoning (see under Dead); -- also used for dead reckoning in contradistinction to observation.

Meaning of Resurrection

Resurrection means: Especially, the rising again from the dead; the resumption of life by the dead; as, the resurrection of Jesus Christ; the general resurrection of all the dead at the Day of Judgment.

Meaning of Obituary

Obituary means: A list of the dead, or a register of anniversary days when service is performed for the dead.

Meaning of Dead

Dead means: Not brilliant; not rich; thus, brown is a dead color, as compared with crimson.

Meaning of Dead

Dead means: To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigor.

Meaning of Dead

Dead means: Resembling death in appearance or quality; without show of life; deathlike; as, a dead sleep.

Meaning of Manes

Manes means: The benevolent spirits of the dead, especially of dead ancestors, regarded as family deities and protectors.

Meaning of Dead

Dead means: The most quiet or deathlike time; the period of profoundest repose, inertness, or gloom; as, the dead of winter.

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Dictionary words and meanings

Meaning of Bud

Bud means: To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn.

Meaning of Federation

Federation means: A league; a confederacy; a federal or confederated government.

Meaning of Goggler

Goggler means: A carangoid oceanic fish (Trachurops crumenophthalmus), having very large and prominent eyes; -- called also goggle-eye, big-eyed scad, and cicharra.

Meaning of Strap

Strap means: A piece of rope or metal passing around a block and used for fastening it to anything.

Meaning of Tricennarious

Tricennarious means: Of or pertaining to thirty years; tricennial.

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Slang words and meanings

Meaning of GORDON BENNETT

GORDON BENNETT means: Gordon Bennett is Cockney slang for an exclamation of anger or frustration. (The original GordonBennet was an early th century car−racing promoter).

Meaning of bags

bags means: The testicles.

Meaning of Lion's Lair

Lion's Lair means: Chair

Meaning of JELLY BABY

JELLY BABY means: amphetamine

Meaning of drop

drop means: To take drugs. Say another word and I'll drop you.

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