Immortal meaning

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The definition of an immortal is a person who cannot ever die, or a person whose fame lives on.

A vampire is an example of an immortal if he is unable to ever die.

A celebrity whose fame lives on even after his death is an example of an immortal.

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Not subject to death.

Immortal deities; the immortal soul.

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Never to be forgotten; everlasting.

Immortal words.

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Capable of indefinite growth or division. Used of cells in culture.
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One not subject to death.
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One whose fame is enduring.
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Not mortal; everlasting.
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Of or relating to immortality.
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Having lasting fame.

An immortal poet.

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An immortal being.
  • The ancient Greek or Roman gods.
  • A person having lasting fame.
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Capable of indefinite growth or division. Used of cells in culture.
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Not susceptible to death; living forever; never dying.
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Immortal is defined as something or someone that can never die.

A vampire who cannot ever die is an example of someone who would be described as immortal.

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Of or relating to immortality.
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Lasting a long time; enduring.
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Never to be forgotten; that merits being always remembered.

His immortal words.

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Connected with or relating to immortality.
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One who is not susceptible to death.
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A member of an elite regiment of the Persian army.
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A member of the Académie française.
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(Internet) An administrator of a multi-user dungeon; a wizard.
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Origin of immortal

  • Middle English from Old French immortel from Latin immortālis mer- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin immortālis, from prefix im- (“not”), from in-, + mortālis (“mortal”), from mors (“death”) (combining form mort-), + adjectival suffix -alis.
    From Wiktionary