from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not subject to death: immortal deities; the immortal soul.
- adj. Never to be forgotten; everlasting: immortal words.
- adj. Of or relating to immortality.
- adj. Biology Capable of indefinite growth or division. Used of cells in culture.
- n. One not subject to death.
- n. One whose fame is enduring.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not susceptible to death; living forever; never dying.
- adj. Never to be forgotten; that merits being always remembered.
- n. One who is not susceptible to death.
- n. A member of an elite regiment of the Persian army.
- n. A member of the Académie française.
- n. An administrator of a multi-user dungeon; a wizard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not mortal; exempt from liability to die; undying; imperishable; lasting forever; having unlimited, or eternal, existance.
- adj. Connected with, or pertaining to immortality.
- adj. Destined to live in all ages of this world; abiding; exempt from oblivion; imperishable.
- adj. Great; excessive; grievous.
- n. One who will never cease to be; one exempt from death, decay, or annihilation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not mortal; not liable or subject to death; having unlimited existence; undying.
- Hence Unceasing; inextinguishable; imperishable; destined to endure for all time: as, immortal hopes; immortal fame.
- Indefatigable; unchanging.
- Synonyms Perpetual, Everlasting, etc. (see eternal); incorruptible, deathless, enduring, unfading.
- n. One who is immortal, or exempt from death or annihilation.
- n. One of the gods of classical mythology: usually in the plural.
- n. The name of the royal guard of ancient Persia, the members of which were magnificently equipped and numerously attended.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not subject to death
- n. a person (such as an author) of enduring fame
- n. any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
Middle English, from Old French immortel, from Latin immortālis; see mer- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin immortālis, from prefix im- ("not"), from in-, + mortālis ("mortal"), from mors ("death") (combining form mort-), + adjectival suffix -alis. (Wiktionary)