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 relating 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 Immortals, the 40 members of the French Academy.
  4. (often initial capital letter) any of the gods of classical mythology.

pl n

  1. (sometimes not capital) the gods of ancient Greece and Rome
  2. (in ancient Persia) the royal bodyguard or a larger elite unit of 10 000 men
  3. the members of the French Academy


  1. not subject to death or decay; having perpetual life
  2. having everlasting fame; remembered throughout time
  3. everlasting; perpetual; constant
  4. of or relating to immortal beings or concepts


  1. an immortal being
  2. (often plural) a person who is remembered enduringly, esp an authorDante is one of the immortals

“deathless,” late 14c., from Latin immortalis “deathless, undying,” from assimilated form of in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + mortalis “mortal” (see mortal (adj.)). In reference to fame, literature, etc., attested from 1510s (a sense also found in classical Latin). As a noun, from mid-17c.

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