What does mortal mean?

Definitions for mortalˈmɔr tl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word mortal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul(adj)

    a human being

    "there was too much for one person to do"

  2. mortal(adj)

    subject to death

    "mortal beings"

  3. deadly, mortal(a)(adj)

    involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death

    "the seven deadly sins"

  4. mortal(a)(adj)

    unrelenting and deadly

    "mortal enemy"

  5. deadly, deathly, mortal(adj)

    causing or capable of causing death

    "a fatal accident"; "a deadly enemy"; "mortal combat"; "a mortal illness"


  1. mortal(Noun)

    A human; someone susceptible to death.

  2. mortal(Adjective)

    Susceptible to death by aging, sickness, injury, or wound

  3. mortal(Adjective)

    deadly, lethal

    A mortal wound.

  4. Origin: From mortalis, from mors; see it for more.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mortal(adj)

    subject to death; destined to die; as, man is mortal

  2. Mortal(adj)

    destructive to life; causing or occasioning death; terminating life; exposing to or deserving death; deadly; as, a mortal wound; a mortal sin

  3. Mortal(adj)

    fatally vulnerable; vital

  4. Mortal(adj)

    of or pertaining to the time of death

  5. Mortal(adj)

    affecting as if with power to kill; deathly

  6. Mortal(adj)

    human; belonging to man, who is mortal; as, mortal wit or knowledge; mortal power

  7. Mortal(adj)

    very painful or tedious; wearisome; as, a sermon lasting two mortal hours

  8. Mortal(noun)

    a being subject to death; a human being; man

  9. Origin: [F. mortel, L. mortalis, from mors, mortis, death, fr. moriri 8die; akin to E. murder. See Murder, and cf. Filemot, Mere a lake, Mortgage.]


  1. Mortal

    Mortal was a Christian industrial/dance band fronted by Jerome Fontamillas and Jyro Xhan. Both members went on to found the alternative rock group Fold Zandura, and for a time were members of both bands simultaneously. The band is known for its lyrical intelligence, incorporating advanced theology with what has been billed as "Industrial Praise and Worship." According to CCM Magazine "Mortal has had a much greater influence... on industrial music than its modest output would suggest."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mortal

    mor′tal, adj. liable to die: causing death: deadly: fatal: punishable with death: involving the penalty of spiritual death, as opposed to Venial: extreme, violent, implacable: human: (coll.) very great, very long, confounded, very drunk.—n. a human being.—v.t. Mor′talise, to make mortal.—n. Mortal′ity, condition of being mortal: death: frequency or number of deaths, esp. in proportion to population: the human race.—adv. Mor′tally—(coll.) Mor′tal.—ns. Mort′-cloth, a pall; Mort′-stone, a stone by the wayside on which the bearers lay the bier for a rest during a funeral procession.—Bills of mortality, lists of the numbers of those who have died in any place during any given time; Law of mortality, rules founded on experience or calculation, showing what average proportion of those living at the beginning of a given time will be surviving at its close. [Fr.,—L. mortalismori, to die.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mortal in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mortal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kathryne Bomberger:

    It was absolutely impossible to identify these mortal remains through any other means.

  2. Sophocles:

    Of no mortal say, 'That man is happy,' till vexed by no grievous ill he pass Life's goal.

  3. Art Caplan:

    Everybody fails a genetic test, there's always something wrong. You're mortal. You won't pass.

  4. Andrew Lapin of NPR:

    It is, in short, more disposable than the mere mortal blockbusters it was designed to outpace, this should defy Marvel Studios mathematics. How can a movie with more stuff than its predecessors be less fun?

  5. George Eliot:

    I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.

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