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im·mor·tal

 (ĭ-môr′tl)
adj.
1. Not subject to death: immortal deities; the immortal soul.
2. Never to be forgotten; everlasting: immortal words.
3. Of or relating to immortality.
4. Biology Capable of indefinite growth or division. Used of cells in culture.
n.
1. One not subject to death.
2. One whose fame is enduring.

[Middle English, from Old French immortel, from Latin immortālis; see mer- in Indo-European roots.]

im·mor′tal·ly adv.

immortal

(ɪˈmɔːtəl)
adj
1. not subject to death or decay; having perpetual life
2. having everlasting fame; remembered throughout time
3. everlasting; perpetual; constant
4. of or relating to immortal beings or concepts
n
5. an immortal being
6. (often plural) a person who is remembered enduringly, esp an author: Dante is one of the immortals.
ˌimmorˈtality n
imˈmortally adv

im•mor•tal

(ɪˈmɔr tl)

adj.
1. not mortal; not liable or subject to death: immortal souls.
2. not liable to perish or decay; everlasting: immortal wisdom.
3. perpetual; constant: an immortal enemy.
4. of or pertaining to immortal beings or immortality.
5. (of a laboratory-cultured cell line) capable of dividing indefinitely.
n.
6. an immortal being.
7. a person of enduring fame.
8. (often cap.) any of the gods of classical mythology.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin]
im•mor′tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immortal - a person (such as an author) of enduring fame; "Shakespeare is one of the immortals"
celebrity, famous person - a widely known person; "he was a baseball celebrity"
2.immortal - any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a forceimmortal - any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
pantheon - all the gods of a religion
spiritual being, supernatural being - an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events
daemon, demigod - a person who is part mortal and part god
sea god - a deity that personifies the sea and is usually believed to live in or to control the sea
sun god - a god that personifies the sun or is otherwise associated with the sun
Celtic deity - a deity worshipped by the Celts
Egyptian deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Egyptians
Semitic deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Semites
Hindu deity - a deity worshipped by the Hindus
Persian deity - a deity worshiped by the ancient Persians
Chinese deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Chinese
Japanese deity - a deity worshipped by the Japanese
goddess - a female deity
earth god, earth-god - a god of fertility and vegetation
demiurge - a subordinate deity, in some philosophies the creator of the universe
Graeco-Roman deity, Greco-Roman deity - a deity of classical mythology
Greek deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks
Roman deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Romans
Norse deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Norsemen
Teutonic deity - (German mythology) a deity worshipped by the ancient Teutons
Anglo-Saxon deity - (Anglo-Saxon mythology) a deity worshipped by the Anglo-Saxons
Phrygian deity - deity of the ancient Phrygians of west central Asia Minor
saint - a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
god of war, war god - a god worshipped as giving victory in war
snake god, zombi, zombie - a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies
Adj.1.immortal - not subject to death
infinite - having no limits or boundaries in time or space or extent or magnitude; "the infinite ingenuity of man"; "infinite wealth"
heavenly - of or belonging to heaven or god
mortal - subject to death; "mortal beings"

immortal

adjective
2. undying, eternal, perpetual, indestructible, death-defying, imperishable, deathless They were considered gods and therefore immortal.
undying mortal, temporary, fading, transitory, perishable
noun
1. hero, genius, paragon, great They had paid £50 a head just to be in the presence of an immortal.
2. god, goddess, deity, Olympian, divine being, immortal being In the legend, the fire is supposed to turn him into an immortal.

immortal

adjective
1. Not being subject to death:
Translations
nesmrtelný
udødelig
جاویدان
kuolematon
besmrtanbesmrtnicabesmrtnik
halhatatlan
ódauîlegur
įamžintinemirtingasnemirtingumaspadaryti nemirtingą
nemirstīgs
nesmrteľný
nesmrten
odödlig

immortal

[ɪˈmɔːtl]
A. ADJ [person, god] → inmortal; [memory, fame] → imperecedero
B. Ninmortal mf

immortal

[ɪˈmɔːrtəl]
adj
(living for ever)immortel(le)
(= enduringly famous) → immortel(le)
n
(= immortal being) → immortel(le) m/f
(= celebrity, star) → gloire f
an immortal of soccer → une gloire du football

immortal

adj person, soul, God, phraseunsterblich; fame alsounvergänglich, ewig; lifeewig; in the immortal words of …in den unsterblichen Worten +gen
nUnsterbliche(r) mf

immortal

[ɪˈmɔːtl] adj & nimmortale (m/f)

immortal

(iˈmoːtl) adjective
living for ever and never dying. A person's soul is said to be immortal; the immortal works of Shakespeare.
ˌimmorˈtality (-ˈtӕ-) noun
imˈmortalize, imˈmortalise verb
to make (a person etc) famous for ever. He wrote a song immortalizing the battle.

immortal

a. inmortal, imperecedero-a.
References in classic literature ?
But on my honor, I never will do so again, and henceforth devote myself to the interest of this immortal club.
She watched the fish with as much tender care and minuteness of attention as if,--we know not how to express it otherwise,--as if her own heart were on the gridiron, and her immortal happiness were involved in its being done precisely to a turn!
It impressed me as if the ancient Surveyor, in his garb of a hundred years gone by, and wearing his immortal wig -- which was buried with him, but did not perish in the grave -- had bet me in the deserted chamber of the Custom-House.
Delightful inducements to embark, fine chance for promotion, it seems -- aye, a stove boat will make me an immortal by brevet.
Tis July's immortal Fourth; all fountains must run wine to-day
Our good senator in his native state had not been exceeded by any of his brethren at Washington, in the sort of eloquence which has won for them immortal renown
Sir Dinadan was so proud of his exploit that he could not keep from telling over and over again, to weariness, how the immortal idea happened to occur to him; and as is the way with humorists of his breed, he was still laughing at it after everybody else had got through.
And we should have gone into Baedeker and been immortal.
His name even went into immortal print, for the village paper magnified him.
In the actual--this painful kingdom of time and chance--are Care, Canker, and Sorrow; with thought, with the Ideal, is immortal hilarity--the rose of Joy; round it all the Muses sing,'" quoted Miss Maxwell.
Oh, madam, when you put bread and cheese, instead of burnt porridge, into these children's mouths, you may indeed feed their vile bodies, but you little think how you starve their immortal souls
Well, Hareton's aspect was the ghost of my immortal love; of my wild endeavours to hold my right; my degradation, my pride, my happiness, and my anguish -