from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An end of a passage, such as a street or pipe, that affords no exit.
- n. A point beyond which no movement or progress can be made; an impasse.
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- n. A path or strategy that goes nowhere or is blocked on one end.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
- n. a passage with access only at one end
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We’re ordered out of the truck at the dead end of a street that fetal-curls into a construction lot near a large Victorian house on the opposite corner, which will be dwarfed when, or if, this new house is finished.
To the left was the dead end punctuated by Mat-thias's office.
Gary Cross, her first supervising agent in the Denver Field Office, had told her that there was only one thing to do when she reached a dead end during an investigation.
But a less well-trained Master Corporal Harry Benson, faced three minutes later with the same diversion, managed to get off course and end up at a dead end with six Ml 13s behind him, they having followed him, sheep-like, without bothering to check the route on their own maps.
Indeed, many company executives view the job as a dead end in which success leads to little reward and failure is highly visible as we saw in the story about the GM-10 project, which opens this chapter.
Twenty feet below the nest cavity we stop, having come to a dead end with our nub-and-ledge clambering.
Inside the gatehouse wall he abruptly came to a dead end in a nook with small unglazed loopholes, full of spiderwebs and bird droppings.
Rachel had hoped to have a conclusive answer for William Pickering by the time they landed, but her thought experiments had run into a dead end with the chondrules.