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Mort \Mort\, n. [Cf. Icel. margt, neut. of margr many.] A great quantity or number. [Prov. Eng.]

There was a mort of merrymaking.


Mort \Mort\, n. [Etym. uncert.] A woman; a female. [Cant, archaic]

Male gypsies all, not a mort among them.
--B. Jonson.


Mort \Mort\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zo["o]l.) A salmon in its third year. [Prov. Eng.]


Mort \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.

    Mort cloth, the pall spread over a coffin; black cloth indicative or mourning; funeral hangings.

    Mort stone, a large stone by the wayside on which the bearers rest a coffin. [Eng.]
    --H. Taylor.


Mort \Mort\, n. [F. mort dummy, lit., dead.] A variety of dummy whist for three players; also, the exposed or dummy hand in this game.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"girl, woman" (especially one of loose morals), 1560s, canting jargon, of unknown origin.


note sounded on a horn at the death of the quarry, c.1500, from French mort "dead," from Latin mortem (source of Spanish muerte, Italian morte), accusative of mors "death" (see mortal (adj.)). Or from French mort "dead," from Vulgar Latin *mortus, from Latin mortuus.


Etymology 1 n. 1 Death; especially, the death of game in hunting. 2 A note sounded on a horn at the death of a deer. 3 (context UK Scotland dialect English) The skin of a sheep or lamb that has died of disease. 4 (lb en card games) A variety of dummy whist for three players. 5 (lb en card games) The exposed or dummy hand of cards in the game of mort. Etymology 2

n. A great quantity or number. Etymology 3

n. (context internet informal English) A player in a multi-user dungeon who does not have special administrator privileges and whose character can be killed. Etymology 4

n. A three-year-old salmon. Etymology 5

n. (context slang archaic English) A woman; a female.


Mort is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. Published in 1987, it is the fourth Discworld novel and the first to focus on the character Death, who only appeared as a side character in the previous novels. The title is the name of its main character and also a play on words: in Latin, mort means "death". The French language edition is titled Mortimer.

In the BBC's 2003 Big Read contest, viewers voted on the "Nation's Best-loved Book"; Mort was among the Top 100 and chosen as the most popular of Pratchett's novels.

In 2004, Pratchett stated that Mort was the first Discworld novel with which he was "pleased", stating that in previous books, the plot had existed to support the jokes, but that in Mort, the plot was integral.

Mort (name)

Mort is both a given name and surname.

Mort is a surname or family name in the United Kingdom, traditionally found in North West England, especially Lancashire. It is also found in the counties of Glamorganshire, Monmouthshire in South Wales, but is also found in many areas of the United Kingdom. The surname is also found in other countries from English/ Scottish emigrants particularly the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Mort is also a variant of the surname Morton.

Mort is a common masculine given name or nickname/ hypocorism variant of Morton or Mortimer, particularly in the United States.

Mort may refer to:

MoRT (Blut Aus Nord album)

MoRT (an acronym for "Metamorphosis of Realistic Theories"; Mort is also the French word for death) is an avant-garde metal album by French black metal band Blut Aus Nord, released in 2006.

Mort (disambiguation)

Mort is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, also broadcast as a BBC radio play.

Mort may also refer to: __NOTOC__

MORT (long non-coding RNA)

MORT (Mortal Obligate RNA Transcript (also known as ZNF667-AS1)) is a long non-coding RNA of intergenic type (lincRNA) specific for humans and great apes. MORT gene is expressed in all normal mortal cell types analyzed so far, but it is silenced in immortalized cells and cancer cells and therefore might have a tumor suppressive function.

Usage examples of "mort".

It was in old French, and ran somewhat in this way: Or avant, entre nous tous freres Battons nos charognes bien fort En remembrant la grant misere De Dieu et sa piteuse mort Qui fut pris en la gent amere Et vendus et trais a tort Et bastu sa chair, vierge et dere Au nom de ce battons plus fort.

On le trouva mort, un matin, dans la soupente ou chaque nuit il allait dormir.

Mort was even misled about the nature of the secret bank account at River National.

Mort Weisinger, for a series of stories under his own name, built around the characters of Penton and Blake, two fugitives from Earth.

Yet Mort, standing there looking rather embarrassed and casually sipping a liquid you could clean spoons with, seemed to emit a particularly potent sort of solidness, an extra dimension of realness.

Wayne Williams and Jo Swerling proved their worth as always, while my agents, Eric Simonoff and Mort Janklow, helped me chart the right course.

German proclamation announcing the execution of Miss Cavell PROCLAMATION Le Tribunal de Conseil de Guerre Imperial Allemand siegent a Bruxelles a prononce les condamnations suivantes: Condamne a mort pour trahison en bande organise: Edith CAVAELL, Institutrice a Bruxelles.

Transliterate them into Roman alphabet spellings and Arabic numerals, and somewhere, somebody would spot each numerical significance, as Hubert Penrose and Mort Tranter and she had done with the table of elements.

La vieille lui fit signe du doigt de se taire: les chasseurs vinrent alors jeter le daim mort aux pieds du capitaine Pamphile.

Mort Jason was standing to one side of the ectogenetic chambers, accompanied by a cameraman.

Francais, si vous montrez quelque resistance, mes matelots vous Jerez morts, vitement!

Saint-Martin, finit, en laissant quelques morts et de nombreux prisonniers.

Mort might notice that the gas gauge on the motorcar was down a little farther than it should have been.

Rup-Tooey that afternoon just as Herb was saying good-bye to navigator Mort Alexander and roboticist Guy Atari, who were collaborating on a book and had sought his professional counsel.

Paul arrived at Rup-Tooey that afternoon just as Herb was saying good-bye to navigator Mort Alexander and roboticist Guy Atari, who were collaborating on a book and had sought his professional counsel.