What does mortal mean?

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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.]

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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  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. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    When a stingy person dies, his or her stinginess dies with him or her. I mean, he or she is never celebrated or remembered for years after his or her demise (he or she is easily forgotten) because of his or her stinginess. But contrariwise, when a generous person dies, his or her legacy of generosity lives on. That is to say, he or she is celebrated and remembered perpetually, even though he or she has gone out of the world. For instance, Mother Theresa of India has gone as a person, but her legacy of generosity lives on, Andrew Carnegie Of U.S.A has also gone as a person but, his legacy of generosity lives on. As well, Bill Gates of U.S.A being a mortal will surely die someday but, he will ever be remembered and celebrated globally for his generosity among other famous and uncommon givers like John D. Rockefeller Snr., Warren Buffett, George Soros, Mark Zuckerberg, Pat Robertson, RVM, Aliko Dangote, Sir Emeka Offor, Ifeanyi Ubah, Rochas Okorocha etc. In other words, it is better off to be generous than to be stingy. Thus, don't be stingy with whatever you have or whatever you know including your God-given insights, inspirations, wisdom, knowledge or stuffs like that. ~Emeasoba George

  2. Young:

    Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fool reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.

  3. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    We are one with the angels, even though you claim that you are just a mere mortal.

  4. Robert Gellman:

    People assume all their health information is covered by HIPAA and that's just not true, wellness programs are on the border. Some are and some aren't. How can a mere mortal tell? A lot of information can escape into the great American marketing machine, which is desperate to get information on a person's health.

  5. Mary Baker Eddy:

    Disease is an experience of a so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body.

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