from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Liable or subject to death.
- adj. Of or relating to humankind; human: the mortal limits of understanding.
- adj. Of, relating to, or accompanying death: mortal throes.
- adj. Causing death; fatal: a mortal wound. See Synonyms at fatal.
- adj. Fighting or fought to the death; unrelenting: a mortal enemy; a mortal attack.
- adj. Of great intensity or severity; dire: mortal terror.
- adj. Conceivable: no mortal reason for us to go.
- adj. Used as an intensive: a mortal fool.
- n. A human.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A human; someone susceptible to death.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Subject to death; destined to die.
- adj. Destructive to life; causing or occasioning death; terminating life; exposing to or deserving death; deadly
- adj. Fatally vulnerable; vital.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the time of death.
- adj. Affecting as if with power to kill; deathly.
- adj. Human; belonging to man, who is mortal.
- adj. Very painful or tedious; wearisome.
- n. A being subject to death; a human being; man.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Subject to death; destined to die.
- Human; of or pertaining to man, who is subject to death: as, mortal knowledge; mortal power.
- Deadly; destructive to life; causing death, or that may or must cause death; fatal.
- Deadly; implacable; to the death; such as threatens life: as, mortal hatred.
- Such that injury or disease affecting it may cause death.
- Bringing death; noting the time of death.
- Incurring the penalty of spiritual death; inferring divine condemnation: opposed to venial: as, a mortal sin (see sin).
- Extreme; very great or serious: as, mortal offense.
- Long and uninterrupted; felt to be long and tedious.
- Euphemistically, confounded; cursed: as, not a mortal thing to eat.
- n. Man, as a being subject to death; a human being.
- n. That which is mortal.
- Extremely; excessively; perfectly: as, mortal angry; mortal drunk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. subject to death
- n. a human being
- adj. involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death
- adj. unrelenting and deadly
- adj. causing or capable of causing death
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin mortālis, from mors, mort-, death; see mer- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman mortal, Middle French mortal, and their source Latin mortālis, from mors ("death"). (Wiktionary)