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Definitions for immortality
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

Wiktionary

  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.

Wikipedia

  1. Immortality

    Immortality is the concept of eternal life. Some modern species may possess biological immortality.Some scientists, futurists, and philosophers have theorized about the immortality of the human body, with some suggesting that human immortality may be achievable in the first few decades of the 21st century with the help of certain technologies such as mind uploading (digital immortality). Other advocates believe that life extension is a more achievable goal in the short term, with immortality awaiting further research breakthroughs. The absence of aging would provide humans with biological immortality, but not invulnerability to death by disease or injury. Whether the process of internal immortality is delivered within the upcoming years depends chiefly on research (and in neuron research in the case of internal immortality through an immortalized cell line) in the former view and perhaps is an awaited goal in the latter case.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 and debate. In religious contexts, immortality is often stated to be one of the promises of divinities to human beings who perform virtue or follow divine law.

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  1. immortality

    Immortality refers to the ability to live forever, indefinitely or without experiencing death. It is often associated with mythological, philosophical, religious, and scientific concepts, symbolizing a state of eternal life or the capacity to continuously sustain life or existence.

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.]

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Samantha Heller:

    There is no one miracle food that will launch us into immortality, the lifestyle as a whole must be considered, including daily physical activity and eating less (of) animal foods like meat, cheese and butter. It is easiest to encourage people to eat a variety of plant foods such as salads, trail mix, roasted vegetables, pasta primavera, almond butter and banana sandwiches, lentil soup, or edamame hummus.

  2. Leatrice Eiseman:

    This belief started in ancient times, as it was seen as the color reflective of love, both earthly and heavenly. Greek muses wore orange, as did Bacchus, the pagan Roman god, in general terms, a color ascribed to a god perpetuated the hope and belief of immortality.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour.

  4. Samantha Heller:

    There is no one miracle food that will launch us into immortality, the lifestyle as a whole must be considered, including daily physical activity and eating less( of) animal foods like meat, cheese and butter. It is easiest to encourage people to eat a variety of plant foods such as salads, trail mix, roasted vegetables, pasta primavera, almond butter and banana sandwiches, lentil soup, or edamame hummus.

  5. Stanislaw Lec:

    The first condition of immortality is death.

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