Definition of immortality in English:



mass noun
  • 1The ability to live forever; eternal life.

    ‘eating the fruit gave the gods immortality’
    • ‘The villain achieves a kind of immortality by using a device called the Lazarus Pit to rejuvenate his aged body.’
    • ‘No one can write a book aspiring to immortality, for it would then court both ridicule and certain mortality.’
    • ‘The leaden poems have won him immortality as the world's worst poet and now he is to be cast in bronze.’
    • ‘Later, in a remarkable and rare testament to sporting immortality, he gave his name to an entire housing development.’
    • ‘A less driven woman might have been content with such generous helpings of immortality, but she was not that placid woman.’
    eternal life, everlasting life, deathlessness, everlastingness, endlessness, perpetuity
    timelessness, legendary status
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    1. 1.1 The quality of deserving to be remembered for a long time; timelessness.
      ‘occasionally a guide book has achieved immortality’
      • ‘In so doing it has attained a certain form of immortality.’
      • ‘Standing on the 16th tee the Dane needed two birdies over the closing three holes for a round of 62 and immortality.’
      • ‘Now, the problem in politics, is, very few politicians have a sense of that kind of personal immortality.’
      • ‘Chapman believed his actions would help him achieve immortality.’
      • ‘The complete third season is an amazing demonstration to the immortality of this show.’
      • ‘Most television actors get one shot at immortality.’
      • ‘Both of them made their lasting claims to immortality on this windswept ridge.’
      • ‘But political passion overwhelmed aesthetic concentration, and so, outside Italy at any rate, he has forfeited literary immortality.’
      • ‘It wouldn't allow Istabraq a place in racing immortality.’
      • ‘The powerlessness of kindness, of senseless kindness, is the secret of its immortality.’
      • ‘The immortality of books may, from this point of view, need less attention than efforts to contain the costs associated with their immortal accretion.’
      • ‘About ten or so years ago the pair of them garnered immortality among guitar toting purveyors of extreme music.’
      • ‘Thus, Robert Browning becomes the hero of the romance of immortality.’
      • ‘Batting towards baseball immortality, Ichiro Suzuki added two more hits last night.’
      • ‘Sixty minutes separate this Presentation College crew from immortality.’
      • ‘At this point, only quarterback Tom Brady appears destined for immortality.’
      • ‘Manchester United's golden partnership is heading for Old Trafford immortality.’
      • ‘To have your name become a verb is to achieve a certain form of immortality.’