1. The cessation or termination of life in a living organism, the state of the organism after that event, the time at which life ends. The condition that is the opposite of life.
2. Death is a personification of the spirit, deity or other being whose task is to take the life and soul of a person and then guide the recently dead into the afterlife. The personification of Death exists in the mythology of various cultures. In Western culture also know as "The Grim Reaper" or "The grim spectre of death."