someone who is no longer alive; as, let us pray for the departed.
dead; as, our dear departed parents.
someone who is no longer alive; "I wonder what the dead person would have done"
dead; "he is deceased"; "our dear departed friend"
The dead. Following death and judgment, those who have accepted God's truth and love as fully revealed in Christ and the Holy Spirit inherit eternal life in heaven. Those who have rejected His gift inherit eternal darkness. See Luke 16:19-31; Heb. 9:27.