Lexicon: imitation – immortality

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imitation, n. [Fr. < L. imitātiōn-em.] (webplay: likeness).

Copy; faint reproduction; weak similitude.

immaterial, adj. [Fr. < L. immateriālis.]

Unimportant; of no consequence; [phrasal word play on “material” and “matter”] is spiritual; no longer matters; is no longer embodied in earthly elements.

immediately, adv. [L. immediāt-us.] (webplay: property, remote, time).

  1. Now; at this moment; at this point in time.
  2. Suddenly; instantly; at once; without delay.

immediately, n. [see immediately, adv.; ED uses immediately instead of immediacy.] (webplay: will).

Suddenness; precipitance; power to act independently; [fig.] shocking transition; irrevocable action.

immense, adj. [Fr. < L. immensus, immeasurable, boundless.]

Bountiful; tremendous; pervasive; extensive; complete; universal; all-inclusive; beyond ordinary measure; [fig.] powerful; divine; eternal; infinite; [metaphor] fragrant; aromatic; odoriferous.

immensity, n. [Fr. immensité < L. immensus.]

  1. Tremendousness; boundlessness; unlimited extension.
  2. Void; vacancy; vacuity; vanity; emptiness; absence of substance; [fig.] overwhelming loneliness.

imminent, adj. [L. 'project over, overhand, impend'.]

  1. Near; close; proximate; at hand; [fig.] insistent; important; urgent; pressing.
  2. Impending; forthcoming.
  3. Contiguous; immediate; adjacent.

immortal, adj. [L.] (webplay: being, death, everlasting, honor, never, soul).

  1. Famous; illustrious; notable; courageous.
  2. Potentially divine; created in the image of God.
  3. Enduring; abiding; everlasting; imperishable; perpetual.
  4. Otherworldly; transcendental; pertaining to paradise; [fig.] beatific; angelic.
  5. Timeless; ageless; universal; sweeping; all-embracing.
  6. Deceased; past mortality; alive in heaven.
  7. Eternal; heavenly; paradisiacal; not subject to death, infirmity, and dissolution.
  8. Divine; omniscient; omnipotent; [fig.] written by God; (1 Timothy 1:17).
  9. Phrase. “immortal wine”: holy drink symbolic of Christ's atoning blood; [kenning] nectar; drink that enables one to live forever; (see Genesis 14:18).
  10. Phrase. “immortal youth”: agelessness; permanent childhood due to premature death.

immortal, n. [see immortal, adj.]

  1. Everlasting being; imperishable person; one not subject to death; [fig.] angel; holy apostle; divinely-appointed messenger.
  2. The adjective “immortal”; [fig.] the irrefutable concept of immortality, eternity, and everlasting life.

immortality, n. [see immortal, adj.] (webplay: abolished, annihilation, death, end, exist, existence, human, light, limited, live, never, soul).

  1. Eternity; everlasting life; the next life; exemption from annihilation; the destination of the soul brought about by death.
  2. Lasting fame; enduring remembrance; everlasting memorial; endless regard; (see Romans 2:7).
  3. Prominence; public recognition; eternal renown; celebrity status; [fig.] publication; getting their name in print.
  4. Life after death; endless existence as a unique being; (2 Timothy 1:10).
  5. Timelessness; an infinite dimension; [fig.] charity; love that can never fail.
  6. Paradise; [fig.] the Garden of Eden.
  7. Angel; divinity; heavenly messenger; godly personage; member of the Godhead; [fig.] Deity; Holy One; Holy Ghost; Holy Spirit.
  8. Rebirth; restoration of life; physical resurrection from death and spiritual redemption from sin; (see 1 Corinthians 15:53-54).
  9. Afterlife; endless future expanse of time, space, estate, dimension, dominion, increase, entropy, galaxy, existence, progression, and so forth.
  10. Heaven; nirvana; [fig.] Elysium; Shangri-la; the Promised Land; Islands of the Blessed; the western garden of the Hesperides.
  11. Infinity; infinite network of connections between every particle of the universe (see Edward Hitchcock).
  12. Exaltation; deification; heavenly state; eternal life; achieving a divine estate; place where the soul lingers with God eternally.
  13. All creation; encompassing nature of all things; eternal progression of the universe.