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Webster 1913 Edition


Immortal

Im-mor′tal

,
Adj.
[L.
immortalis
; pref.
im-
not +
mortalis
mortal: cf. F.
immortel
. See
Mortal
, and cf.
Immortelle
.]
1.
Not mortal; exempt from liability to die; undying; imperishable; lasting forever; having unlimited, or eternal, existance.
Unto the King eternal,
immortal
, invisible.
1 Tim. i. 17.
For my soul, what can it do to that,
Being a thing
immortal
as itself?
Shakespeare
2.
Connected with, or pertaining to immortality.
I have
immortal
longings in me.
Shakespeare
3.
Destined to live in all ages of this world; abiding; exempt from oblivion; imperishable;
as,
immortal
fame
.
One of the few,
immortal
names,
That were not born to die.
Halleck.
4.
Great; excessive; grievous.
[Obs.]
Hayward.
Syn. – Eternal; everlasting; never-ending; ceaseless; perpetual; continual; enduring; endless; imperishable; incorruptible; deathless; undying.

Im-mor′tal

,
Noun.
One who will never cease to be; one exempt from death, decay, or annihilation.
Bunyan.

Webster 1828 Edition


Immortal

IMMOR'TAL

,
Adj.
[L. immortalis. See Mortal.]
1.
Having no principle of alteration or corruption; exempt from death; having life or being that shall never end; as an immortal soul.
To the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever. 1 Tim.1.
2.
Never ending; everlasting; continual.
I have
Immortal longings in me.
3.
Perpetual; having unlimited existence.
A corporation is called an immortal being.
4.
Destined to live in all the ages of this world; imperishable; as immortal fame.
So Homer is called the immortal bard.

Definition 2022


immortal

immortal

English

Adjective

immortal (not comparable)

  1. Not susceptible to death; living forever; never dying.
  2. Never to be forgotten; that merits being always remembered.
    his immortal words
  3. Connected with or relating to immortality.
    • Shakespeare
      I have immortal longings in me.
  4. (obsolete) Exceedingly great; excessive; grievous.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Hayward to this entry?)

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Noun

immortal (plural immortals)

  1. One who is not susceptible to death.
  2. A member of an elite regiment of the Persian army.
  3. A member of the Académie française.
  4. (Internet) An administrator of a multi-user dungeon; a wizard.
    • 1999, "Corey Crawford", RECRUITING: [circle] Tazmania/Middle Sphere: Admin, Builders, Immortals (on newsgroup rec.games.mud.announce)
      Tazmania/Middle Sphere is in need of builders, admin, and immortals. [] Immortals do not need experiance[sic].

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From Latin immortālis

Adjective

immortal m, f (masculine and feminine plural immortals)

  1. immortal

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