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immortal Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a person (such as an author) of enduring fame
    • Shakespeare is one of the immortals
  2. noun any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
    god; deity; divinity.
  3. adjective not subject to death

Im*mor"tal adjective
L. immortalis; pref. im- not + mortalis mortal: cf. F. immortel. See Mortal, and cf. Immortelle.
  1. Not mortal; exempt from liability to die; undying; imperishable; lasting forever; having unlimited, or eternal, existance.
    Unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible. 1 Tim. i. 17.
    For my soul, what can it do to that, Being a thing immortal as itself? Shak.
  2. Connected with, or pertaining to immortability.
    I have immortal longings in me. Shak.
  3. Destined to live in all ages of this world; abiding; exempt from oblivion; imperishable; as, immortal fame.
    One of the few, immortal names, That were not born yo die. Halleck.
  4. Great; excessive; grievous. Obs. Hayward. Syn. -- Eternal; everlasting; never-ending; ceaseless; perpetual; continual; enduring; endless; imperishable; incorruptible; deathless; undying.
Im*mor"tal noun
  1. One who will never cease to be; one exempt from death, decay, or annihilation. Bunyan.

Webster 1913