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.