mort

1
[ mawrt ]
/ mɔrt /

noun

Hunting. the note played on a hunting horn signifying that the animal hunted has been killed.
Obsolete. death.

Origin of mort

1
1300–50; Middle English < Middle French < Latin mort- (stem of mors) death

Definition for mort (2 of 5)

mort

2
[ mawrt ]
/ mɔrt /

noun

a three-year-old salmon.

Origin of mort

2
First recorded in 1520–30; origin uncertain

Definition for mort (3 of 5)

mort

3
[ mawrt ]
/ mɔrt /

noun British Dialect.

Origin of mort

3
First recorded in 1600–10; origin uncertain

Definition for mort (4 of 5)

Mort

[ mawrt ]
/ mɔrt /

noun

a male given name, form of Mortimer or Morton.

Definition for mort (5 of 5)

à la mort

[ a la mawr ]
/ a la ˈmɔr /
French.

adjective

mortally ill.
melancholy; dispirited.

adverb

grievously; fatally.

Origin of à la mort

literally, to the death
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British Dictionary definitions for mort (1 of 2)

mort

1
/ (mɔːt) /

noun

a call blown on a hunting horn to signify the death of the animal hunted

Word Origin for mort

C16: via Old French from Latin mors death

British Dictionary definitions for mort (2 of 2)

mort

2
/ (mɔːt) /

noun

a great deal; a great many

Word Origin for mort

possibly a shortened form of mortal used as an intensifier
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