immortal

[ ih-mawr-tl ]
/ ɪˈmɔr tl /

adjective

noun

Origin of immortal

1325–75; Middle English (adj.) < Latin immortālis. See im-2, mortal
Related formsim·mor·tal·ly, adverbqua·si-im·mor·tal, adjectivequa·si-im·mor·tal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for immortals (1 of 2)

Immortals

/ (ɪˈmɔːtəlz) /

pl n

(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

British Dictionary definitions for immortals (2 of 2)

immortal

/ (ɪˈmɔːtəl) /

adjective

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

noun

an immortal being
(often plural) a person who is remembered enduringly, esp an authorDante is one of the immortals
Derived Formsimmortality, nounimmortally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for immortals

immortal


adj.

"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.

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