mortal: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (môr'tl), [key]
— adj.
  1. subject to death; having a transitory life: all mortal creatures.
  2. of or pertaining to human beings as subject to death; human: this mortal life.
  3. belonging to this world.
  4. deadly or implacable; relentless: a mortal enemy.
  5. severe, dire, grievous, or bitter: in mortal fear.
  6. causing or liable to cause death; fatal: a mortal wound.
  7. to the death: mortal combat.
  8. of or pertaining to death: the mortal hour.
  9. involving spiritual death (opposed to venial): mortal sin.
  10. long and wearisome.
  11. extreme; very great: in a mortal hurry.
  12. conceivable; possible: of no mortal value to the owners.
  1. a human being.
  2. the condition of being subject to death.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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