Definitions for: Mortal


[n]
[adj] causing or capable of causing death; "a fatal accident"; "a deadly enemy"; "mortal combat"; "a mortal illness"
[adj] subject to death; "mortal beings"



Webster (1913) Definition: Mor"tal, a. [F. mortel, L. mortalis, from mors, mortis,
death, fr. moriri 8die; akin to E. murder. See Murder, and
cf. Filemot, Mere a lake, Mortgage.]
1. Subject to death; destined to die; as, man is mortal.

2. Destructive to life; causing or occasioning death;
terminating life; exposing to or deserving death; deadly;
as, a mortal wound; a mortal sin.

3. Fatally vulnerable; vital.

Last of all, against himself he turns his sword, but
missing the mortal place, with his poniard finishes
the work. --Milton.

4. Of or pertaining to the time of death.

Safe in the hand of one disposing Power, Or in the
natal or the mortal hour. --Pope.

5. Affecting as if with power to kill; deathly.

The nymph grew pale, and in a mortal fright.
--Dryden.

6. Human; belonging to man, who is mortal; as, mortal wit or
knowledge; mortal power.

The voice of God To mortal ear is dreadful.
--Milton.

7. Very painful or tedious; wearisome; as, a sermon lasting
two mortal hours. [Colloq.] --Sir W. Scott.

Mortal foe, Mortal enemy, an inveterate, desperate, or
implacable enemy; a foe bent on one's destruction.


Mor"tal, n.
A being subject to death; a human being; man. ``Warn poor
mortals left behind.'' --Tickell.

Synonyms: deadly, deathly, earthborn, fatal, human, individual, person, somebody, someone, soul

Antonyms: immortal

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