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ˌɪm ɔrˈtæl ɪ tiim·mor·tal·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. immortalitynoun

    the quality or state of being immortal

  2. immortalitynoun

    perpetual life after death


  1. immortalitynoun

    The condition of being immortal.

    In Greek mythology, Tithonus was granted immortality but not eternal youth.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Immortalitynoun

    Exemption from death; life never to end.

    Etymology: immortalité, Fr. from immortal.

    This corruptible shall put on incorruption, and this mortal, immortality. Corinth.

    Quaff immortality and joy. John Milton.

    He th' immortality of souls proclaim'd,
    Whom th' oracle of men the wisest nam'd. John Denham.

    His existence will of itself continue for ever, unless it be destroyed; which is impossible, from the immutability of God, and the nature of his immortality. George Cheyne, Phil. Princ.

    When we know cogitation is the prime attribute of a spirit, we infer its immateriality, and thence its immortality. Isaac Watts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Immortalitynoun

    the quality or state of being immortal; exemption from death and annihilation; unending existance; as, the immortality of the soul

  2. Immortalitynoun

    exemption from oblivion; perpetuity; as, the immortality of fame

  3. Etymology: [L. immortalitas: cf. F. immortalit.]


  1. Immortality

    Immortality is the ability to live forever, or eternal life. Biological forms have inherent limitations which medical interventions or engineering may or may not be able to overcome. Natural selection has developed potential biological immortality in at least one species, the jellyfish Turritopsis nutricula. Certain scientists, futurists, and philosophers, have theorized about the immortality of the human body, and advocate that human immortality is achievable in the first few decades of the 21st century, while other advocates believe that life extension is a more achievable goal in the short term, with immortality awaiting further research breakthroughs into an indefinite future. Aubrey de Grey, a researcher who has developed a series of biomedical rejuvenation strategies to reverse human aging, believes that his proposed plan for ending aging may be implementable in two or three decades. The absence of aging would provide humans with biological immortality, but not invulnerability to death by physical trauma. What form an unending human life would take, or whether an immaterial soul exists and possesses immortality, has been a major point of focus of religion, as well as the subject of speculation, fantasy, and debate.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Immortality

    the doctrine of the continued existence of the soul of each individual after death, a doctrine the belief of which is, in one form or another, common to most religious systems; even to those which contemplate absorption in the Deity as the final goal of existence, as is evident from the prevalence in them of the doctrine of transmigration or reincarnation.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. immortality

    1. A reward given to infidels and atheists by a somewhat humorous God, for not groveling before Him and annoying Him with importunities. 2. A system of punishment for suicides, which makes suicide impossible, thereby putting one over on the ingrate who was tired of the gift of life, by compelling him to live forever, willy-nilly. 3. A valueless thing, because unlimited in quantity, which those hotly intent upon achieving will forfeit through the law which provides that that for which we clutch we lose. 4. A condition sought by political officeholders where the incumbent never either dies or resigns. 5. A state of being encouraged by annuitants, and those who live in the Garden of Allah-Money. 6. A flimflam offer by a theologian of inchoate title to improved real estate in the Sky for real estate, rentals and cash on Earth. 7. A doctrine that the rich teach the poor for good and sufficient reasons. 8. Divine Compensation for the starving. 9. A superfluous addition to life; to go on living after one desires and hopes to remain dead.

Editors Contribution

  1. Immortality

    Indefinite continuation of a person's existence even after death. In other words, it is a never-ending existence, regardless of whether or not the body dies. That is to say, it is the state of being able to live perpetually.

    Emeasoba George

    Submitted by emeasoba_g on February 16, 2018  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of immortality in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of immortality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of immortality in a Sentence

  1. Peter Ustinov:

    Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.

  2. Albert Einstein:

    I do not believe in the immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern without any superhuman authority behind it.

  3. Shah Asad Rizvi:

    Dance is the ritual of immortality


    Death is a matter of course. That is to say, it is a natural and expected thing. In other words, every living human will surely die someday. Yes! you heard me right. Even Jesus Christ (God incarnate) who was fully human and now fully God tasted it (death). So, who are you? and what makes you think you won't taste it (death) someday? Anyway, never be scared about it (death). Because, it (death) is just a transition from mortality (physical world) into immortality (afterworld), that is that (period). ~Emeasoba George

  5. Anne Louise Germaine de Staël:

    When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.

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