im·​mor·​tal | \ (ˌ)i-ˈmȯr-tᵊl How to pronounce immortal (audio) \

Definition of immortal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : exempt from death the immortal gods
2 : exempt from oblivion : imperishable immortal fame
3 : connected with or relating to immortality
4 : able or tending to divide indefinitely immortal cell lines produced in culture



Definition of immortal (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : one exempt from death
b immortals or Immortals plural : the gods of the Greek and Roman pantheon
2a : a person whose fame is lasting
b capitalized : any of the 40 members of the Académie Française

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immortally \ (ˌ)i-​ˈmȯr-​tᵊl-​ē How to pronounce immortally (audio) \ adverb

Examples of immortal in a Sentence

Adjective the age-old quest for immortal fame vowed that his hatred of that family was immortal and that someday he'd get his revenge
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective When: July 10 Expect non-stop action as Charlize Theron stars as the leader of a group of immortal warriors whose purpose is threatened by sinister forces out to capture them and weaponize their powers. cleveland, "2020 Summer Movie Preview: 22 can’t-miss films to watch in theaters or at home," 15 June 2020 The episode marked series creator Jemaine Clement's second time reprising his role as the immortal Lothario also known as Vlad the Poker, and his first appearance in season 2. Rosy Cordero,, "Jemaine Clement breaks down the theatrics of the What We Do in the Shadows season 2 finale," 11 June 2020 Not like Homeland’s Carrie, whose unhinged cry face is an immortal meme. Ariana Romero,, "Stop The Debate About TV’s Messy Women & Start The One About Who Gets To Play Them," 4 June 2020 In the action flick based on the comic book series, a team of centuries-old immortal mercenaries (led by Theron) discovers a young new recruit (KiKi Layne) with their same hard-to-kill abilities while also dealing with their secrets being exposed. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "The 10 must-see new movies to stream while stuck at home this summer," 1 June 2020 Ten seconds later, Howard was an immortal in Green Bay Packers history. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "50 in 50: Desmond Howard's dagger helps the Packers win Super Bowl XXXI," 22 May 2020 As exciting as the action on the field at Texas Stadium, the commentary in the booth is what made the game immortal. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, "Voice of legendary Plano East-John Tyler game helping families impacted by coronavirus — and it all started with a Facebook post," 23 Mar. 2020 The following actors have all capitalized on years of serious dance training to make their characters nimble and dynamic, not to mention immortal. Washington Post, "These 18 movie stars are also amazing dancers. That’s their real superpower.," 9 Jan. 2020 The religious movement was founded in 1984 by Lee Man-hee, now 88, who claims to be an immortal prophet sent by Jesus Christ. Heesu Lee,, "How One Patient Turned Korea’s Virus Outbreak Into an Epidemic," 5 May 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The film also stars Luca Marinelli (Trust, Martin Eden) as Nicky and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, Doctor Strange) as Copley, who seeks to capture the immortals so they can be weaponized. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Charlize Theron is a badass immortal in action-packed The Old Guard trailer," 21 May 2020 Learn from millennia of aspiring immortals, syphilitics, and sushi over-consumers, and just say no. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Why Liquid Mercury Is So Damn Weird," 19 Feb. 2020 Created by Celestials, the Eternals are a team of godlike immortals with special powers who come out of hiding when their mortal enemies threaten the safety of the Earth. Ineye Komonibo,, "Brian Tyree Henry Is One-Half Of Marvel’s First Gay Couple In The Eternals," 13 Feb. 2020 And the hallowed golf immortals—like U.S. Open champs Nicklaus, Watson and Woods—that shadow your every shot? David Weiss, WSJ, "Are Elite Golf Courses Worth the Steep Fees?," 22 Jan. 2020 The forthcoming superhero movie is due for release on November 6, 2020, and follows a group of immortals with superpowers called the Eternals and their evil counterparts, the Deviants. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Angelina Jolie Just Wore a Slinky White Slipdress Grocery Shopping," 29 Oct. 2019 Now, Marvel's forthcoming film about a group of powerful immortals, aptly titled Eternals, has joined Jolie's mix. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Can You Recognize Angelina Jolie as a Platinum Blonde?," 27 Sep. 2019 They are not venerated immortals in our cultural memory, but relegated to history books as warnings, reminding us not to repeat the past. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: There is no gray area in Stapleton name debate (8/30/19)," 1 Sep. 2019 Sale got one more out, then gave up hard singles to immortals Kyle Higashioka and Breyvic Valera. Dan Shaughnessy,, "Collapsing Red Sox more about MIA stars than missed calls," 3 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of immortal


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for immortal


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

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“Immortal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of immortal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: not capable of dying : living forever
used to say that something will last or be remembered forever



English Language Learners Definition of immortal (Entry 2 of 2)

: an immortal being (such as a god or goddess)
: a famous person who will never be forgotten


im·​mor·​tal | \ i-ˈmȯr-tᵊl How to pronounce immortal (audio) \

Kids Definition of immortal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: living or lasting forever Humans are not immortal.



Kids Definition of immortal (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a being that lives forever : a god or goddess
2 : a person of lasting fame baseball immortals

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