- not mortal; not liable or subject to death; undying: our immortal souls.
- remembered or celebrated through all time: the immortal words of Lincoln.
- not liable to perish or decay; imperishable; everlasting.
- perpetual; lasting; constant: an immortal enemy.
- of or relating to immortal beings or immortality.
- (of a laboratory-cultured cell line) capable of dividing indefinitely.
- an immortal being.
- a person of enduring fame: Bach, Milton, El Greco, and other immortals.
- the Immortals, the 40 members of the French Academy.
- (often initial capital letter) any of the gods of classical mythology.
Origin of immortal
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Examples from the Web for immortal
Immortal "The love I have, for my music, for my husband, for my child, is something that will last far beyond my life."The Beyoncé Manifesto: Quotes on Nihilism and Feminism
December 12, 2014
Many still speak of the deceased president with epitaphs such as “The Giant,” “The Immortal,” and “The Eternal Comandante.”Castro Visit Causes Catastrophic Muttering in Caracas
March 6, 2014
And, of course, the immortal films of Joel and Ethan Coen, from The Big Lebowski to O Brother, Where Art Thou?Interview: T Bone Burnett, the Coen Brothers’ Music Guru
December 13, 2013
Not only are they (effectively) immortal, but they can draw on their productive capacity to pay debts.Republican Debt-Ceiling ‘Truthers’ Are Risking Financial Disaster
October 8, 2013
It took you about a decade to research and write The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.Rebecca Skloot: How I Write
March 6, 2013
Pericles has borne all his misfortunes with the dignity of an immortal.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
But better than his own immortal soul, he loved and doated upon gold!
If you have, you may have seen—nay, you must have seen—Richardson's immortal show.
Yet it were blasphemy to say that true love is other than immortal.Other Tales and Sketches
No epoch of time can claim a copyright in these immortal fables.The Gorgon's Head
- not subject to death or decay; having perpetual life
- having everlasting fame; remembered throughout time
- everlasting; perpetual; constant
- of or relating to immortal beings or concepts
- an immortal being
- (often plural) a person who is remembered enduringly, esp an authorDante is one of the immortals
Word Origin and History for immortal
"deathless," late 14c., from Latin immortalis "deathless, undying," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + mortalis "mortal" (see mortal (adj.)). In reference to fame, literature, etc., attested from 1510s (a sense also found in classical Latin). As a noun, from mid-17c.