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immortal (spiritual being)

Definition:

any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

immortals

Member of:

pantheon

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Deity | deity | divinity | god | goddess

Etymology:

"deathless", from Latin immortalis, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Deity

a supernatural being, and who may be thought of as holy, divine, or sacred. Believers believe that the deities in their religions are true, and often that they can communicate with the deities, who can respond supernaturally to their entreaties. Some ... (41 of 3511 words, pronunciations, 6 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Deity

Collins Dictionary:

deity | deities [plural] | Deity | the Deity [sense-specific] | godhead [synonym, sense-specific]

a god or goddess | the state of being divine; godhead | the rank, status, or position of a god | the nature or character of God | See "the Deity" (27 of 509 words, 5 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/deity

Merriam-Webster:

deity | deities [plural] | Deity [sense-specific] | divinity [synonym, sense-specific] | god [synonym, sense-specific] | angel [similar, sense-specific] | demigod [similar, sense-specific] | demon [similar, sense-specific] | devil [similar, sense-specific] | ...

the rank or essential nature of a god; "divinity" ; "Deity": "god" [sense-specific], "Supreme Being" | a god or goddess | one exalted or revered as ... (24 of 150 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/deity

Oxford Dictionary:

deity | deities [plural] | the Deity

a god or goddess (in a polytheistic religion) | divine status, quality, or nature | the creator and supreme being (in a monotheistic religion such as ... (24 of 126 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/deity

Random House Dictionary:

deity | deities [plural] | the Deity [sense-specific]

a god or goddess. | divine character or nature, especially that of the Supreme Being; divinity. | the estate or rank of a god. | a person or thing ... (26 of 64 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/deity

New World Dictionary:

deity | deities [plural]

the state of being a god; divine nature; godhood | a god or goddess (13 of 54 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/deity

American Heritage Dictionary:

deity | deities [plural] | Deity [sense-specific]

A god or goddess. | The essential nature or condition of being a god; divinity. | "Deity": God. Used with "the". (19 of 47 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/deity

Wiktionary:

deity | deities [plural] | god [synonym, sense-specific]

The state of being a god; divine characteristics, godhead. | A divine being; a god or goddess. (16 of 35 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/deity

Macmillan British Dictionary:

deity [countable] | deities [plural]

a god (2 of 28 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/deity

Cambridge Dictionary:

deity

a god or goddess (4 of 22 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/deity

Columbia Encyclopedia:

pantheon

term applied originally to a temple to all the gods. The Pantheon. at Rome was built by Agrippa in 27 BC, destroyed, and rebuilt in the 2nd century by ... (29 of 134 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/world​/A​0837506​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

deity | deities [plural]

a god, goddess, or other being regarded as divine | the condition or status of a god or goddess | somebody or something that is treated like a god (27 of 63 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861603448​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

immortal

First use: late 14th century

Origin: "deathless", from Latin immortalis, from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see "in-" (1)) + mortalis "mortal" (see ... (22 of 34 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=immortal

Wiktionary:

immortal | immortals [plural]

Origin: Latin immortālis, from prefix im- ("not"), from in-, + mortālis ("mortal"), from mors ("death") (combining form mort-), + adjectival suffix -alis.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/immortal

American Heritage Dictionary:

immortal

Origin: Middle English, from Old French immortel, from Latin immortālis; see mer- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/immortal

Oxford Dictionary:

immortal | Immortal | Immortals

Origin: late Middle English: from Latin immortalis, from in- "not" + mortalis (see "mortal")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/immortal

New World Dictionary:

immortal

Origin: Middle English from Latin immortalis: see "in-" and "mortal"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/immortal

Merriam-Webster:

immortal [entry 1, adjective]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Latin immortalis, from in- + mortalis mortal

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/immortal

Audio references

Wiktionary:

immortal | immortals [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "immortal"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/immortal

Collins Dictionary:

immortal

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "immortal"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

immortal [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "immortal"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "immortal"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/immortal 1

Macmillan British Dictionary:

immortal

Audio: British English pronunciation of "immortal"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/immortal

immortal [countable, noun] | immortals [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "immortal"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

immortal

Audio: North American pronunciation of "immortal"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/immortal

immortal [countable, noun] | immortals [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "immortal"

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the Free Dictionary:

immortal

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "immortal"

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Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "immortal" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/immortal

Google Dictionary:

immortal | immortals [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "immortal"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

immortal

Audio: North American pronunciation of "immortal"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=immort​01 word=immortal

YourDictionary Audio:

immortal

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "immortal" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/immortal

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