immortal Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “immortal” in the English Dictionary

"immortal" in British English

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uk   /ɪˈmɔː.təl/  us   /-ˈmɔːr.t̬əl/
C2 living or ​lasting for ​ever: immortal ​God The ​priest said he was ​endangering his immortal ​soul.C2 very ​special and ​famous and ​thereforelikely to be ​remembered for a ​longtime: In the immortal words of Samuel Goldwyn, "Include me out."
noun [U] uk   /ˌɪm.ɔːˈtæl.ə.ti/  us   /-ɔːrˈtæl.ə.t̬i/
figurative The Wright ​brothersachieved immortality with the first ​poweredflight in 1903.


uk   /ɪˈmɔː.təl/  us   /-ˈmɔːr.t̬əl/ literary
[C] someone who is so ​famous that they are ​remembered for a ​longtime after they are ​dead: She is one of the immortals of ​classicalopera.the immortals [plural] the ​Greek or ​Romangods
(Definition of immortal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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immortaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɪˈmɔr·t̬əl/
living or ​lastingforever, or so ​famous as to be ​remembered for a very ​longtime: Teenagers ​think they are immortal. Churchill made his immortal ​speech about the Iron Curtain in Missouri.
noun [U]  us   /ˌɪm·ɔrˈtæl·ɪ·t̬i/
A ​place in ​history is the only ​kind of immortality ​open to us.
(Definition of immortal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “immortal”
in Korean 죽지 않는, 불멸의, 불후의…
in Arabic خالِد…
in Malaysian hidup selama-lamanya…
in French immortel…
in Russian бессмертный, вечный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 永生的, 永存的, 不朽的,流芳百世的…
in Italian immortale…
in Turkish ölümsüz, ebedî, ölmez…
in Polish nieśmiertelny…
in Spanish inmortal…
in Vietnamese bất diệt…
in Portuguese imortal…
in Thai ซึ่งเป็นอมตะ…
in German unsterblich…
in Catalan immortal…
in Japanese 不死の, 不朽の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 永生的, 永存的, 不朽的,流芳百世的…
in Indonesian abadi…
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