(Mor"sure) n. [F., fr. L. mordere, morsum, to bite.] The act of biting. Swift.
(Mort) n. [Cf. Icel. margt, neut. of margr many.] A great quantity or number. [Prov. Eng.]
There was a mort of merrymaking.Dickens.
(Mort), n. [Etym. uncert.] A woman; a female. [Cant]
Male gypsies all, not a mort among them.B. Jonson.
(Mort), n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zoöl.) A salmon in its third year. [Prov. Eng.]
(Mort), n. [F., death, fr. L. mors, mortis.]
1. Death; esp., the death of game in the chase.
2. A note or series of notes sounded on a horn at the death of game.
The sportsman then sounded a treble mort.Sir W. Scott.
3. The skin of a sheep or lamb that has died of disease. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
Mort cloth, the pall spread over a coffin; black cloth indicative or mourning; funeral hangings. Carlyle.
Mort stone, a large stone by the wayside on which the bearers rest a coffin. [Eng.] H. Taylor.
(Mor"tal) a. [F. mortel, L. mortalis, from mors, mortis, death, fr. moriri 8die; akin to E. murder.
See Murder, and cf. Filemot, Mere a lake, Mortgage.]
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
4. Of or pertaining to the time of death.
Safe in the hand of one disposing Power,Pope.
Or in the natal or the mortal hour.
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 GodMilton.
To mortal ear is dreadful.
7. Very painful or tedious; wearisome; as, a sermon lasting two mortal hours. [Colloq.] Sir W. Scott.
Mortal foe, Mortal enemy, an inveterate, desperate, or implacable enemy; a foe bent on one's destruction.
(Mor"tal), n. A being subject to death; a human being; man. "Warn poor mortals left behind."
(Mor*tal"i*ty) n. [L. mortalitas: cf. F. mortalité.]