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ɪˈmɔr tlim·mor·tal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. immortalnoun

    a person (such as an author) of enduring fame

    "Shakespeare is one of the immortals"

  2. deity, divinity, god, immortaladjective

    any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force

  3. immortaladjective

    not subject to death


  1. immortalnoun

    One who is not susceptible to death.

  2. immortalnoun

    A member of an elite regiment of the Persian army.

  3. immortalnoun

    A member of the Académie française.

  4. immortalnoun

    An administrator of a multi-user dungeon; a wizard.

  5. immortaladjective

    Not susceptible to death; living forever; never dying.

  6. immortaladjective

    Never to be forgotten; that merits being always remembered.

    his immortal words

  7. Etymology: From immortalis, from prefix im-, from in-, + mortalis, from mors (combining form mort-), + adjectival suffix -alis.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. IMMORTALadjective

    Etymology: immortalis, Latin.

    To the king eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be glory for ever. Tim. i. 17.

    Her body sleeps in Capulet's monument,
    And her immortal part with angels lives. William Shakespeare, Ro. and Jul.

    There was an opinion in gross, that the soul was immortal. George Abbot, Description of the World.

    The Paphian queen,
    With gored hand, and veil so rudely torn,
    Like terror did among th' immortals breed,
    Taught by her wound that goddesses may bleed. Edmund Waller.

    Give me my robe, put on my crown: I have
    Immortal longings in me. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Immortaladjective

    not mortal; exempt from liability to die; undying; imperishable; lasting forever; having unlimited, or eternal, existance

  2. Immortaladjective

    connected with, or pertaining to immortability

  3. Immortaladjective

    destined to live in all ages of this world; abiding; exempt from oblivion; imperishable; as, immortal fame

  4. Immortaladjective

    great; excessive; grievous

  5. Immortalnoun

    one who will never cease to be; one exempt from death, decay, or annihilation


  1. Immortal

    Immortal is a black metal band from Bergen, Norway, founded in 1990 by current frontman and guitarist Abbath Doom Occulta and former guitarist Demonaz Doom Occulta. The pair worked with various drummers for their first three albums, and were later joined by current drummer Horgh in 1996.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Immortal

    im-mor′tal, adj. exempt from death: imperishable: never to be forgotten (as a name, poem, &c.).—n. one who will never cease to exist: one of the forty members of the French Academy.—n. Immortalisā′tion.—v.t. Immor′talise, to make immortal.—n. Immortal′ity, condition or quality of being immortal: exemption from death or oblivion.—adv. Immor′tally.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of immortal in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of immortal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of immortal in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Webster:

    If we work upon marble, it will perish if we work upon brass, time will efface it if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving that upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity.

  2. George Whitefield:

    We are immortal until our work on earth is done.

  3. Josef Stalin:

    The leaders come and go, but the people remain. Only the people are immortal.

  4. Pramod Kureel:

    If Men became IMMORTAL, they would all KILL each other for power, money & women.

  5. George Gordon Byron:

    Yes, Love indeed is light from heaven A spark of that immortal fire With angels shared, by Allah given To lift from earth our low desire.

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    either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
    • A. bibulous
    • B. commensal
    • C. bonzer
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