immortal: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (i-môr'tl), [key]
— adj.
  1. not mortal; not liable or subject to death; undying: our immortal souls.
  2. remembered or celebrated through all time: the immortal words of Lincoln.
  3. not liable to perish or decay; imperishable; everlasting.
  4. perpetual; lasting; constant: an immortal enemy.
  5. of or pertaining to immortal beings or immortality.
  6. (of a laboratory-cultured cell line) capable of dividing indefinitely.
  1. an immortal being.
  2. a person of enduring fame: Bach, Milton, El Greco, and other immortals.
  3. the 40 members of the French Academy.
  4. (often cap.) any of the gods of classical mythology.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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