- 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 immortals
There shall we sing it with the pure melody of the immortals, my Josiah and me.Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 1.
Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
In Italy it was the tree of Jove, great father of immortals and of mankind.Bride of the Mistletoe
James Lane Allen
She was ready to charge the immortals with conspiring against her, had not her piety forbad it.Imogen
The novelty of his views did not always commend them to his brother 'Immortals.'The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault
She appeals to the Immortals for instruction in tillage with a view to security and welfare.History of Religion
- (sometimes not capital) the gods of ancient Greece and Rome
- (in ancient Persia) the royal bodyguard or a larger elite unit of 10 000 men
- the members of the French Academy
- 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 immortals
"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.