mort

1
[ mawrt ]
/ mɔrt /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. morse taper,
  2. morse, jedidiah,
  3. morse, samuel f. b.,
  4. morse, samuel finley breese,
  5. morsel,
  6. mortadella,
  7. mortal,
  8. mortal mind,
  9. mortal sin,
  10. mortal sin/venial sin

Origin of mort

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

mort

2
[ mawrt ]
/ mɔrt /

noun

a three-year-old salmon.

Origin of mort

2
First recorded in 1520–30; origin uncertain

mort

3
[ mawrt ]
/ mɔrt /

noun British Dialect.

Origin of mort

3
First recorded in 1600–10; origin uncertain

Mort

[ mawrt ]
/ mɔrt /

noun

a male given name, form of Mortimer or Morton.

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

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

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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