Meaning of “immortal” in the English Dictionary

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uk /ɪˈmɔː.təl/ us /ɪˈmɔːr.t̬əl/
noun [ U ] uk /ˌɪm.ɔːˈtæl.ə.ti/ us /ˌɪm.ɔːrˈtæl.ə.t̬i/

figurative The Wright brothers achieved immortality with the first powered flight in 1903.


uk /ɪˈmɔː.təl/ us /ɪˈmɔːr.t̬əl/ literary

[ C ] someone who is so famous that they are remembered for a long time after they are dead:

She is one of the immortals of classical opera.
the immortals [ plural ]

the Greek or Roman gods

(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 lasting forever, or so famous as to be remembered for a very long time:

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)