What does mortal mean?

Definitions for mortal
ˈmɔr tlmor·tal

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word mortal.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. mortal(Noun)

    A human; someone susceptible to death.

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

  2. mortal(Adjective)

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

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

  3. mortal(Adjective)

    deadly, lethal

    A mortal wound.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mortal(adj)

    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. Mortal(adj)

    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. Mortal(adj)

    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. Mortal(adj)

    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. Mortal(adj)

    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. Mortal(adj)

    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. Mortal(adj)

    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. Mortal(noun)

    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.]

Freebase

  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. Andrew Lapin of NPR:

    It is, in short, more disposable than the mere mortal blockbusters it was designed to outpace, this should defy Marvel Studios mathematics. How can a movie with more stuff than its predecessors be less fun?

  2. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.

  3. Philo Judaeus:

    The air is full of souls those who are nearest to earth descending to be tied to mortal bodies return to other bodies, desiring to live in them.

  4. Cicero:

    Be sure that it is not you that is mortal, but only your body. For that man whom your outward form reveals is not yourself; the spirit is the true self, not that physical figure which and be pointed out by your finger.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Mortal man! You’ve wasted your time mostly with wrong and empty beliefs! And now you have started understanding that most important thing in life is existence!

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