Webster dictionary was developed by Noah Webster in the beginning of 19th century. On this website, you can find definition for decay from the 1913 edition of Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary. Define decay using one of the most comprehensive free online dictionaries on the web.

Search Results

decay
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 7
1. Decayed.
Part of Speech: noun
2. Cause of decay.
3. To pass gradually from a sound, prosperous, or perfect state, to one of imperfection, adversity, or dissolution; to waste away; to decline; to fail; to become weak, corrupt, or disintegrated; to rot; to perish; as, a tree decays; fortunes decay; hopes decay.
4. Gradual failure of health, strength, soundness, prosperity, or of any species of excellence or perfection; tendency toward dissolution or extinction; corruption; rottenness; decline; deterioration; as, the decay of the body; the decay of virtue; the decay of the Roman empire; a castle in decay.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To cause to decay; to impair.
2. To destroy.
Examples of usage:
Filter by Alphabet