On Death

to die:

  1. see: to live.
  2. a process that results in death. Also, dying.
  3. often misused in place of dead. Example: He died. Instead of He is dead. This is like saying He lived. It is obvious and therefore needless. He is alive is much better. see also: When You Die, You’re Dead. This usage is similar to the use of balding. A thing is either bald or not bald. The process of balding takes so long as to be meaningless.[NB]

    death:

    1. The liminal state between dying and dead.
    2. The last instant of life. [Assuming dead is not a state of being.]
    3. The first instant of being dead. [Assuming dead is a state of being.]

      dead:

      1. No longer alive.
      2. An objective state [only to those alive] in reference to the body of someone who who has finished dying and experienced death.
      3. A subjective state [only to those alive] in reference to the sentience/consciousness/soul of someone who has finished dying and experienced death.
      4. An objective state [only to those dead] in reference to their body. [Assuming dead is a state of being].
      5. A subjective state [only to those dead] in reference to the sentience/consciousness/soul. [Assuming dead is a state of being].
      6. A meaningless word.
      7. A word with too many meanings.