Definitions for mortalˈmɔr tl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mor•tal*ˈmɔr tl(adj.)

  1. subject to death; having a transitory life:

    mortal creatures.

  2. of or pertaining to human beings as subject to death:

    this mortal life.

  3. belonging to this world.

  4. implacable; relentless:

    a mortal enemy.

  5. severe; dire; grievous:

    in mortal fear.

  6. causing or liable to cause death; fatal:

    a mortal wound.

  7. to the death:

    mortal combat.

  8. of or pertaining to death.

  9. long and wearisome.

  10. extreme; very great:

    in a mortal hurry.

  11. conceivable; possible:

    of no mortal value to the owners.

  12. involving spiritual death:

    mortal transgressions.

  13. (n.)a human being.

* Syn: See fatal.

Origin of mortal:

1325–75; ME < L mortālis=mort- (s. of mors) death +-ālis -al1


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


  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."

Translations for mortal

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liable to die; unable to live for ever

Man is mortal.

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