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immortal

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adjective im·mor·tal \(ˌ)i-ˈmȯr-təl\

Definition of immortal

  1. 1 :  exempt from death the immortal gods

  2. 2 :  exempt from oblivion :  imperishable immortal fame

  3. 3 :  connected with or relating to immortality

  4. 4 :  able or tending to divide indefinitely immortal cell lines produced in culture

immortally

play \(ˌ)i-ˈmȯr-təl-ē\ adverb

Examples of immortal in a Sentence

  1. the age-old quest for immortal fame

  2. vowed that his hatred of that family was immortal and that someday he'd get his revenge

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Origin and Etymology of immortal

Middle English, from Latin immortalis, from in- + mortalis mortal


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immortal

noun im·mor·tal

Definition of immortal

  1. 1a :  one exempt from deathb immortals or Immortals plural :  the gods of the Greek and Roman pantheon

  2. 2a :  a person whose fame is lastingb capitalized :  any of the 40 members of the Académie Française

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First Known Use of immortal

1616


IMMORTAL Defined for English Language Learners

immortal

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adjective

Definition of immortal for English Language Learners

  • : not capable of dying : living forever

  • —used to say that something will last or be remembered forever

immortal

noun

Definition of immortal for English Language Learners

  • : an immortal being (such as a god or goddess)

  • : a famous person who will never be forgotten


IMMORTAL Defined for Kids

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immortal

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adjective im·mor·tal \i-ˈmȯr-təl\

Definition of immortal for Students

  1. :  living or lasting forever Humans are not immortal.


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immortal

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noun im·mor·tal

Definition of immortal for Students

  1. 1 :  a being that lives forever :  a god or goddess

  2. 2 :  a person of lasting fame baseball immortals



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