[ ih-mawr-tl ]
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  1. not mortal; not liable or subject to death; undying: our immortal souls.

  2. remembered or celebrated through all time: the immortal words of Lincoln.

  1. not liable to perish or decay; imperishable; everlasting.

  2. perpetual; lasting; constant: an immortal enemy.

  3. of or relating to immortal beings or immortality.

  4. (of a laboratory-cultured cell line) capable of dividing indefinitely.

  1. an immortal being.

  2. a person of enduring fame: Bach, Milton, El Greco, and other immortals.

  1. the Immortals, the 40 members of the French Academy.

  2. (often initial capital letter) any of the gods of classical mythology.

Origin of immortal

1325–75; Middle English (adj.) <Latin immortālis.See im-2, mortal

Other words for immortal

Other words from immortal

  • im·mor·tal·ly, adverb
  • qua·si-im·mor·tal, adjective
  • qua·si-im·mor·tal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby immortal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use immortal in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for immortal


/ (ɪˈmɔːtəl) /

  1. not subject to death or decay; having perpetual life

  2. having everlasting fame; remembered throughout time

  1. everlasting; perpetual; constant

  2. of or relating to immortal beings or concepts

  1. an immortal being

  2. (often plural) a person who is remembered enduringly, esp an author: Dante is one of the immortals

Derived forms of immortal

  • immortality, noun
  • immortally, adverb

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