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mortal

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adjective mor·tal \ˈmȯr-təl\

Simple Definition of mortal

  • : certain to die

  • : causing death

  • : possibly causing death

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mortal

  1. 1 :  causing or having caused death :  fatal <a mortal injury>

  2. 2 a :  subject to death <mortal man> b :  possible, conceivable <have done every mortal thing> c :  deadly 3 <waited three mortal hours>

  3. 3 :  marked by unrelenting hostility <a mortal enemy>

  4. 4 :  marked by great intensity or severity <mortal fear>

  5. 5 :  human <mortal limits>

  6. 6 :  of, relating to, or connected with death <mortal agony>

Examples of mortal in a sentence

  1. Every living creature is mortal.

  2. He suffered a mortal wound in the battle.



Origin and Etymology of mortal

Middle English, from Anglo-French mortel, mortal, from Latin mortalis, from mort-, mors death — more at murder


First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of mortal

deadly, mortal, fatal, lethal mean causing or capable of causing death. deadly applies to an established or very likely cause of death <a deadly disease>. mortal implies that death has occurred or is inevitable <a mortal wound>. fatal stresses the inevitability of what has in fact resulted in death or destruction <fatal consequences>. lethal applies to something that is bound to cause death or exists for the destruction of life <lethal gas>.

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mortal

adverb mor·tal

Definition of mortal

chiefly dialect

  1. :  mortally



15th Century

First Known Use of mortal

15th century


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mortal

noun mor·tal

Simple Definition of mortal

  • : a human being

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mortal

  1. :  a human being

Examples of mortal in a sentence

  1. stories about gods interfering in the lives of mortals

  2. the troubles that come to ordinary mortals



1567

First Known Use of mortal

1567



MORTAL Defined for Kids

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mortal

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adjective mor·tal \ˈmȯr-təl\

Definition of mortal for Students

  1. 1 :  capable of causing death <a mortal wound>

  2. 2 :  certain to die <We all are mortal.>

  3. 3 :  feeling great and lasting hatred <a mortal enemy>

  4. 4 :  very great or overpowering <mortal fear>

  5. 5 :  1human 1 <mortal power>

mortally

adverb <mortally afraid>



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mortal

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noun mor·tal

Definition of mortal for Students

  1. :  a human being




Medical Dictionary

mortal

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adjective mor·tal \ˈmȯrt-əl\

Medical Definition of mortal

  1. 1:  having caused or being about to cause death :  fatal <a mortal injury>

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or connected with death <mortal agony>





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