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mor·tal

 (môr′tl)
adj.
1.
a. Liable or subject to death; not immortal: mortal beings.
b. Of or relating to humans as being subject to death: "When we have shuffled off this mortal coil" (Shakespeare).
2.
a. Causing death; fatal: a mortal wound. See Synonyms at fatal.
b. Fought to the death: mortal combat.
c. Relentlessly hostile; implacable: a mortal enemy.
3.
a. Of great intensity or severity; dire: mortal terror.
b. Conceivable; imaginable: no mortal reason for us to go.
c. Used as an intensive: a mortal fool.
n.
A human.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin mortālis, from mors, mort-, death; see mer- in Indo-European roots.]

mor′tal·ly adv.

mortal

(ˈmɔːtəl)
adj
1. (Biology) (of living beings, esp human beings) subject to death
2. (Biology) of or involving life or the world
3. (Pathology) ending in or causing death; fatal: a mortal blow.
4. deadly or unrelenting: a mortal enemy.
5. of or like the fear of death; dire: mortal terror.
6. great or very intense: mortal pain.
7. possible: there was no mortal reason to go.
8. slang long and tedious: for three mortal hours.
n
9. a mortal being
10. informal a person: a mean mortal.
[C14: from Latin mortālis, from mors death]
ˈmortally adv

mor•tal

(ˈmɔr tl)

adj.
1. subject to death; having a transitory life: mortal creatures.
2. of or pertaining to human beings as subject to death: this mortal life.
3. belonging to this world.
4. implacable; relentless: a mortal enemy.
5. severe; dire; grievous: in mortal fear.
6. causing or liable to cause death; fatal: a mortal wound.
7. to the death: mortal combat.
8. of or pertaining to death.
9. long and wearisome.
10. extreme; very great: in a mortal hurry.
11. conceivable; possible: of no mortal value to the owners.
12. involving spiritual death: mortal transgressions.
n.
13. a human being.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin mortālis=mort- (s. of mors) death + -ālis -al1]
mor′tal•ly, adv.
syn: See fatal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mortal - a human beingmortal - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
causal agency, causal agent, cause - any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
personality - the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual; "their different reactions reflected their very different personalities"; "it is his nature to help others"
chassis, bod, human body, material body, physical body, physique, build, anatomy, figure, flesh, frame, shape, soma, form - alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
self - a person considered as a unique individual; "one's own self"
adult, grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward
adventurer, venturer - a person who enjoys taking risks
unusual person, anomaly - a person who is unusual
applicant, applier - a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
appointee, appointment - a person who is appointed to a job or position
capitalist - a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)
captor, capturer - a person who captures and holds people or animals
changer, modifier - a person who changes something; "an inveterate changer of the menu"
color-blind person - a person unable to distinguish differences in hue
common man, common person, commoner - a person who holds no title
communicator - a person who communicates with others
contestant - a person who participates in competitions
coward - a person who shows fear or timidity
creator - a person who grows or makes or invents things
controversialist, disputant, eristic - a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
applied scientist, engineer, technologist - a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
entertainer - a person who tries to please or amuse
experimenter - a person who enjoys testing innovative ideas; "she was an experimenter in new forms of poetry"
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
face - a part of a person that is used to refer to a person; "he looked out at a roomful of faces"; "when he returned to work he met many new faces"
female person, female - a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
individualist - a person who pursues independent thought or action
denizen, dweller, habitant, inhabitant, indweller - a person who inhabits a particular place
aborigine, indigen, indigene, native, aboriginal - an indigenous person who was born in a particular place; "the art of the natives of the northwest coast"; "the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students"
native - a person born in a particular place or country; "he is a native of Brazil"
inexperienced person, innocent - a person who lacks knowledge of evil
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
juvenile, juvenile person - a young person, not fully developed
lover - a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
loved one - a person who you love, usually a member of your family
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
male person, male - a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
money dealer, money handler - a person who receives or invests or pays out money
national, subject - a person who owes allegiance to that nation; "a monarch has a duty to his subjects"
nonreligious person - a person who does not manifest devotion to a deity
nonworker - a person who does nothing
compeer, equal, peer, match - a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
beholder, observer, perceiver, percipient - a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
Adj.1.mortal - subject to death; "mortal beings"
finite - bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent
earthly - of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven; "earthly beings"; "believed that our earthly life is all that matters"; "earthly love"; "our earthly home"
immortal - not subject to death
2.mortal - involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death; "the seven deadly sins"
theology, divinity - the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
unpardonable - not admitting of pardon; "unpardonable behavior"
3.mortal - unrelenting and deadly; "mortal enemy"
merciless, unmerciful - having or showing no mercy; "the merciless enemy"; "a merciless critic"; "gave him a merciless beating"
4.mortal - causing or capable of causing death; "a fatal accident"; "a deadly enemy"; "mortal combat"; "a mortal illness"
fatal - bringing death

mortal

adjective
2. fatal, killing, terminal, deadly, destructive, lethal, murderous, death-dealing a mortal blow to terrorism
3. unrelenting, bitter, sworn, deadly, relentless, to the death, implacable, out-and-out, irreconcilable, remorseless Broadcasting was regarded as the mortal enemy of live music.
4. great, serious, terrible, enormous, severe, extreme, grave, intense, awful, dire, agonizing She lived in mortal fear that one day she would be found out.
5. unpardonable, unforgivable, irremissible Masturbation is considered a mortal sin by the church.
noun
1. human being, being, man, woman, body, person, human, individual, earthling impossible needs for any mere mortal to meet
Quotations
"What fools these mortals be!" [William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream]

mortal

adjective
1. Of or characteristic of human beings or mankind:
2. Causing or tending to cause death:
3. Capable of being anticipated, considered, or imagined:
Idioms: humanly possible, within the bounds of possibility.
noun
A member of the human race:
Translations
إنْسان، مَخْلوق بَشَريفانٍ، زائِلمُميت، قاتِل
smrtelníksmrtelný-icena život a na smrt
dødelig
kuolevainen
smrtansmrtnicasmrtnik
halandó
banvænndauîlegurmanneskja, dauîleg vera
운명
mirštamumasmirtina nuodėmėmirtingasmirtingumasžūtbūtinis
mirstīgaismirstīgsnāvējošsnāvīgs
smrteľník
smrtnik
dödlig
insanöldürücüölümlü

mortal

[ˈmɔːtl]
A. ADJ
1. (= destined to die) → mortal
2. (liter) (= fatal) [wound, blow] → mortal
3. (= deadly) [enemy] → mortal
4. (= extreme) [terror] → espantoso
she screamed in mortal terrorgritó aterrorizada
to be in mortal dangerestar en peligro de muerte
to live in mortal fear thatvivir aterrorizado de que ...
B. Nmortal mf
they are now reduced to the status of ordinary mortalsquedan ahora reducidos al estatus de simples mortales
see also mere 2
C. CPD mortal combat Ncombate m a muerte
mortal remains NPLrestos mpl mortales
mortal sin Npecado m mortal

mortal

[ˈmɔːrtəl]
adj
[being] → mortel(le)
[danger, enemy] → mortel(le)
nmortel(le) m/f
the ordinary mortal → le commun des mortels
a mere mortal → un simple mortel

mortal

adj
(= liable to die)sterblich; (= causing death) injury, combattödlich; to deal (somebody/something) a mortal blow(jdm/einer Sache) einen tödlichen Schlag versetzen; to be locked in mortal combatauf Leben und Tod miteinander kämpfen
(= extreme)tödlich, Todes-; (inf) hurry, embarrassmentirrsinnig (inf); mortal fearTodesangst f; mortal agonyTodesqualen pl; to live in mortal fear or dread that …eine Todesangst haben, dass …; mortal enemyTodfeind(in) m(f)
(inf, = conceivable) no mortal useüberhaupt kein Nutzen
(inf, = tedious) hours, boredomtödlich (inf)
nSterbliche(r) mf; ordinary mortal (inf)Normalsterbliche(r) mf (inf); a mere mortalein bloßer Sterblicher

mortal

[ˈmɔːtl] adj & nmortale (m/f)

mortal

(ˈmoːtl) adjective
1. liable to die; unable to live for ever. Man is mortal.
2. of or causing death. a mortal illness; mortal enemies (= enemies willing to fight each other till death); mortal combat.
noun
a human being. All mortals must die sometime.
morˈtality (-ˈtӕ-) noun
1. the state of being mortal.
2. (also mortality rate) the number of deaths in proportion to the population; the death rate. infant mortality.
ˈmortally adverb
in such a way as to cause death. He has been mortally wounded.
mortal sin
(especially in Roman Catholicism) a very serious sin, as a result of which the soul is damned for ever.

mor·tal

a. mortal, mortífero-a, fatal, letal.

mortal

adj mortal, fatal
References in classic literature ?
I thought you had too much pride and sense to truckle to any mortal woman just because she wears French boots and rides in a coupe," said Jo, who, being called from the tragic climax of her novel, was not in the best mood for social enterprises.
With its own penetrating vision the spirit seeks some one mortal worthy to hold him company, worthy of being exalted for a few hours into realms of the semi-celestials.
The one is, to be still as these sleeping woods, let what will happen and the other is, to keep the place where we shall take you, forever a secret from all mortal men.
The aspect of the venerable mansion has always affected me like a human countenance, bearing the traces not merely of outward storm and sunshine, but expressive also, of the long lapse of mortal life, and accompanying vicissitudes that have passed within.
And here his descendants have been born and died, and have mingled their earthly substance with the soil, until no small portion of it must necessarily be akin to the mortal frame wherewith, for a little while, I walk the streets.
All these, however, were mere terrors of the night, phantoms of the mind that walk in darkness; and though he had seen many spectres in his time, and been more than once beset by Satan in divers shapes, in his lonely perambulations, yet daylight put an end to all these evils; and he would have passed a pleasant life of it, in despite of the Devil and all his works, if his path had not been crossed by a being that causes more perplexity to mortal man than ghosts, goblins, and the whole race of witches put together, and that was--a woman.
On the removal of the tea things I had blown out the candles and drawn my chair closer: I was conscious of a mortal coldness and felt as if I should never again be warm.
Posted like silent sentinels all around the town, stand thousands upon thousands of mortal men fixed in ocean reveries.
For, not to hint of this: that it is an inference from certain canonic teachings, that while some natural enjoyments here shall have no children born to them for the other world, but, on the contrary, shall be followed by the joy-childlessness of all hell's despair; whereas, some guilty mortal miseries shall still fertilely beget to themselves an eternally progressive progeny of griefs beyond the grave; not at all to hint of this, there still seems an inequality in the deeper analysis of the thing.
She was not all immortal, as man is not all mortal.
Of Mans First Disobedience, and the Fruit Of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal tast Brought Death into the World, and all our woe, With loss of EDEN, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful Seat, Sing Heav'nly Muse, that on the secret top Of OREB, or of SINAI, didst inspire That Shepherd, who first taught the chosen Seed, In the Beginning how the Heav'ns and Earth Rose out of CHAOS: Or if SION Hill Delight thee more, and SILOA'S Brook that flow'd Fast by the Oracle of God; I thence Invoke thy aid to my adventrous Song, That with no middle flight intends to soar Above th' AONIAN Mount, while it pursues Things unattempted yet in Prose or Rhime.
I said, "I had not;" and desired he would explain to me "what he meant by such an appellation, applied to a mortal creature.