Definition of mortal noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɔːtl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɔːrtl//
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(often humorous) a human, especially an ordinary person with little power or influence synonym human being old stories about gods and mortals (humorous) Such things are not for mere mortals like ourselves. (humorous) She can deal with complicated numbers in her head, but we lesser mortals need calculators! (humorous) a holiday resort that caters for royalty as well as for ordinary mortals (humorous) a resort for celebrities as well as lesser mortals Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin mortalis, from mors, mort- ‘death’.
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