What does Mortal mean?

Definitions for Mortal
ˈmɔr tlMor·tal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, souladjective

    a human being

    "there was too much for one person to do"

  2. mortaladjective

    subject to death

    "mortal beings"

  3. deadly, mortal(a)adjective

    involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death

    "the seven deadly sins"

  4. mortal(a)adjective

    unrelenting and deadly

    "mortal enemy"

  5. deadly, deathly, mortaladjective

    causing or capable of causing death

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

Wiktionary

  1. mortalnoun

    A human; someone susceptible to death.

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

  2. mortaladjective

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

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

  3. mortaladjective

    deadly, lethal

    A mortal wound.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mortaladjective

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

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

  2. Mortaladjective

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

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

  3. Mortaladjective

    fatally vulnerable; vital

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

  4. Mortaladjective

    of or pertaining to the time of death

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

  5. Mortaladjective

    affecting as if with power to kill; deathly

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

  6. Mortaladjective

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

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

  7. Mortaladjective

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

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

  8. Mortalnoun

    a being subject to death; a human being; man

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

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  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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of Mortal in a Sentence

  1. Eugène Delacroix:

    Ordinary people think that talent must be always on its own level and that it arises every morning like the sun, rested and refreshed, ready to draw from the same storehouse -- always open, always full, always abundant -- new treasures that it will heap up on those of the day before; such people are unaware that, as in the case of all mortal things, talent has its increase and decrease, and that independently of the career it takes, like everything that breathes... it undergoes all the accidents of health, of sickness, and of the dispositions of the soul -- its gaiety or its sadness. As with our perishable flesh. talent is obliged constantly to keep guard over itself, to combat, and to keep perpetually on the alert amid the obstacles that witness the exercise of its singular power.

  2. C. S. Lewis:

    Mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step. For lasting passion is the dream of a harlot, and from it we wake in despair.

  3. Jim Courier:

    Murray is most certainly a threat to go very deep and, if the draw breaks in his favor, a final is attainable, once you reach the final, anything goes -- especially now that Nadal is playing like a mortal on the clay again.

  4. Sir W Raleigh, to his Son:

    There is nothing more becoming a wise man than to make choice of friends, for by them thou shalt be judged what thou art. Let them therefore be wise and virtuous, and none of those that follow thee for gain; but make election rather of thy betters than thy inferiors; shunning always such as are poor and needy, for if thou givest twenty gifts and refuse to do the like but once, all that thou hast done will be lost, and such men will become thy mortal enemies.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    O, now, for ever Farewell the tranquil mind farewell content Farewell the plumed troop and the big wars That make ambition virtue O, farewell Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner, and all quality, Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war And, O you mortal engines, whose rude throats The immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeit, Farewell Othello's occupation's gone

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