- Hunting. the note played on a hunting horn signifying that the animal hunted has been killed.
- Obsolete. death.
Origin of mort1
- a three-year-old salmon.
Origin of mort2
Origin of mort3
à la mort
- mortally ill.
- melancholy; dispirited.
- grievously; fatally.
Origin of à la mort
Examples from the Web for mort
There are the Sulzbergers, the Murdochs, Mort Zuckerman, Mike Bloomberg, S.I. Newhouse, a few others.Operation: Stop Bruce Karsh From Selling Tribune to the Koch Brothers
June 4, 2013
Mort, who Kelly says she only communicated with once, may have difficulty getting rights and clearances for the songs.Will ‘Avatar’ Actress Zoe Saldana Play Legendary Singer Nina Simone?
Karu F. Daniels
August 23, 2012
Real-estate developer Mort Zuckerman became a player by buying New York's Daily News.Why Warren Buffett Still Buys Newspapers as the Industry Sinks
June 4, 2012
Joe Pyne was the first, and Mort saw Pyne do that act and emulated it.‘Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie’: The Pundit’s Rise and Fall
April 24, 2012
“Everywhere he put his foot down, he left a monstrous footprint,” his friend Mort Janklow said of him last night.An American in Full
December 14, 2010
This reminds us of the French aversion to uttering their mort.
I was helping to get out the pinnace, and there is a mort of dust and dirt about her.Standish of Standish</p>
Jane G. Austin
I had thought she was a mort,” said I; “but the ria of a Romany chal is always sacred to me.Danger! and Other Stories
Arthur Conan Doyle
He reflected that Mort had shouldered him aside and won her favor, then boasted of it.
But, according to Smart's account, Mrs. Hargrave was in a mort of tantrums.Yr Ynys Unyg
Julia de Winton
- a call blown on a hunting horn to signify the death of the animal hunted
- a great deal; a great many
Word Origin and History for mort
"girl, woman" (especially one of loose morals), 1560s, canting jargon, of unknown origin.
note sounded on a horn at the death of the quarry, c.1500, from French mort "dead," from Latin mortem (source of Spanish muerte, Italian morte), accusative of mors "death" (see mortal (adj.)). Or from French mort "dead," from Vulgar Latin *mortus, from Latin mortuus.