mortal

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1mor·tal

adjective \ˈmr-təl\

: certain to die

: causing death

: possibly causing death

Full Definition of MORTAL

1
:  causing or having caused death :  fatal <a mortal injury>
2
a :  subject to death <mortal man>
b :  possible, conceivable <have done every mortal thing>
c :  deadly 3 <waited three mortal hours>
3
:  marked by unrelenting hostility <a mortal enemy>
4
:  marked by great intensity or severity <mortal fear>
5
:  human <mortal limits>
6
:  of, relating to, or connected with death <mortal agony>

Examples of MORTAL

  1. Every living creature is mortal.
  2. He suffered a mortal wound in the battle.

Origin of MORTAL

Middle English, from Anglo-French mortel, mortal, from Latin mortalis, from mort-, mors death — more at murder
First Known Use: 14th century

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Rhymes with MORTAL

2mortal

adverb

Definition of MORTAL

chiefly dialect
:  mortally

First Known Use of MORTAL

15th century

Rhymes with MORTAL

3mortal

noun

: a human being

Full Definition of MORTAL

:  a human being

Examples of MORTAL

  1. stories about gods interfering in the lives of mortals
  2. the troubles that come to ordinary mortals

First Known Use of MORTAL

1567

mor·tal

adjective \ˈmrt-əl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MORTAL

1
: having caused or being about to cause death : fatal <a mortal injury>
2
: of, relating to, or connected with death <mortal agony>

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