AskDefine | Define mortal

Dictionary Definition

mortal adj
1 subject to death; "mortal beings" [ant: immortal]
2 involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death; "the seven deadly sins" [syn: deadly, mortal(a)]
3 unrelenting and deadly; "mortal enemy" [syn: mortal(a)]
4 causing or capable of causing death; "a fatal accident"; "a deadly enemy"; "mortal combat"; "a mortal illness" [syn: deadly, deathly] n : a human being; "there was too much for one person to do" [syn: person, individual, someone, somebody, human, soul]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From Latin mortalis, from mortis (mors) ‘death’, from Indo-European ‘die’ (the source of Ancient Greek βροτός ‘mortal’ (from an earlier form *μροτός), Old English morþ ‘murder’, Welsh marw ‘died’, Lithuanian mirtìs ‘mortal’).

Pronunciation

Adjective

mortal
  1. Susceptible to death by aging, sickness, injury, or wound

Antonyms

Derived terms

Translations

susceptible to death

Noun

  1. A human; someone susceptible to death.

Antonyms

Translations

human; someone susceptible to death

Spanish

Adjective

  1. deadly
  2. mortal

Antonyms

Related terms

Extensive Definition

Mortality is the condition of being mortal, or susceptible to death; the opposite of immortality.
It may also refer to:
Mortal may refer to:
mortal in German: Sterblichkeit
mortal in Romanian: Mortalitate

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1