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Immortal Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
  • a person (such as an author) of enduring fame; "Shakespeare is one of the immortals"
  • not subject to death

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a person (such as an author) of enduring fame; "Shakespeare is one of the immortals" ,
  • any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force

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Immortal Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Immortality or eternal life is the idea of something which is alive that will stay alive forever. The opposite of immortality is mortality, which means a living thing can die. Right now, only a small number of living things are known to be immortal. These are mainly simple, lower forms of life like bacteria. Stories about immortal people or animals are popular in fiction and mythology, but not yet actually possible. Many religions say people have an immortal soul with an afterlife.

Some people have long used magic and science to look for a way to live forever. Others feel that death is what defines all living things, and as a natural part of life, should not be taken away.

Insurance actuaries have calculated that even if everyone were physically immortal, the average life span would still be only be 400 years because of the accident rate of about five percent per year;



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'Immortal' example sentence in quotations


* On his deathbed Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose pity and whose peace and whose refuse are for all -- the soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved. - Mark Twain

* Man is immortal therefore he must die endlessly. For life is a creative idea it can only find itself in changing forms. - Rabindranath Tagore

* Yes, Love indeed is light from heaven A spark of that immortal fire With angels shared, by Allah given To lift from earth our low desire. - George Gordon Byron


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Immortal Sample Sentences in News


  • Michael Dirda reviews ‘The Immortal Evening’ by Stanley Plumly
    Stanley Plumly?s new book lets readers in on a dinner whose guests include Keats and Wordsworth. Read more on this news related to 'Immortal'
  • Casillas: I know I'm not immortal
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  • This Is Where I Leave You
    In the immortal words of Jason Bateman's Arrested Development co-star Will Arnett "Come on!" Take a look at the cast above; check out the class on offer - so how does This Is Where I Leave You end up a disappointment? Read more on this news related to 'Immortal'

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