mor·tal /ˈmɔrtḷ/ 形容詞
Mor·tal, n. A being subject to death; a human being; man. “Warn poor mortals left behind.”
1. Subject to death; destined to die; as, man is mortal.
2. Destructive to life; causing or occasioning death; terminating life; exposing to or deserving death; deadly; as, a mortal wound; a mortal sin.
3. Fatally vulnerable; vital.
Last of all, against himself he turns his sword, but missing the mortal place, with his poniard finishes the work. --Milton.
4. Of or pertaining to the time of death.
Safe in the hand of one disposing Power,
Or in the natal or the mortal hour. --Pope.
5. Affecting as if with power to kill; deathly.
The nymph grew pale, and in a mortal fright. --Dryden.
6. Human; belonging to man, who is mortal; as, mortal wit or knowledge; mortal power.
The voice of God
To mortal ear is dreadful. --Milton.
7. Very painful or tedious; wearisome; as, a sermon lasting two mortal hours. [Colloq.]
Mortal foe, Mortal enemy, an inveterate, desperate, or implacable enemy; a foe bent on one's destruction.
adj 1: subject to death; "mortal beings" [ant: immortal]
2: involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death; "the
seven deadly sins" [syn: deadly, mortal(a)]
3: unrelenting and deadly; "mortal enemy" [syn: mortal(a)]
4: causing or capable of causing death; "a fatal accident"; "a
deadly enemy"; "mortal combat"; "a mortal illness" [syn: deadly,
n : a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
[syn: person, individual, someone, somebody, human,