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Definitions for divinity
dɪˈvɪn ɪ tidi·vin·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deity, divinity, god, immortal(noun)

    any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force

  2. divinity(noun)

    the quality of being divine

    "ancient Egyptians believed in the divinity of the Pharaohs"

  3. divinity, divinity fudge(noun)

    white creamy fudge made with egg whites

  4. theology, divinity(noun)

    the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth


  1. divinity(Noun)

    The property of being divine, of being like a god or God.

  2. divinity(Noun)

    A deity (a god, goddess or God).

  3. divinity(Noun)

    The study of religion or religions.

    Harvard Divinity School has been teaching theology since 1636.

  4. Origin: Latin divinitas

Webster Dictionary

  1. Divinity(adj)

    the state of being divine; the nature or essence of God; deity; godhead

  2. Divinity(adj)

    the Deity; the Supreme Being; God

  3. Divinity(adj)

    a pretended deity of pagans; a false god

  4. Divinity(adj)

    a celestial being, inferior to the supreme God, but superior to man

  5. Divinity(adj)

    something divine or superhuman; supernatural power or virtue; something which inspires awe

  6. Divinity(adj)

    the science of divine things; the science which treats of God, his laws and moral government, and the way of salvation; theology

  7. Origin: [F. divinit, L. divinitas. See Divine, a.]


  1. Divinity

    In religious terms, divinity is the state of things that come from a supernatural power or deity, such as a god, or spirit beings, and are therefore regarded as sacred and holy. Such things are regarded as "divine" due to their transcendental origins, and/or because their attributes or qualities are superior or supreme relative to things of the Earth. Divine things are regarded as eternal and based in truth, while material things are regarded as ephemeral and based in illusion. Such things that may qualify as "divine" are apparitions, visions, prophecies, miracles, and in some views also the soul, or more general things like resurrection, immortality, grace, and salvation. Otherwise what is or is not divine may be loosely defined, as it is used by different belief systems. The root of the word "divine" is literally "godlike", but the use varies significantly depending on which deity is being discussed. This article outlines the major distinctions in the conventional use of the terms. For specific related academic terms, see Divinity, or Divine.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Divinity

    di-vin′i-ti, n. godhead: the nature or essence of God: God: a celestial being: any god: the science of divine things: theology.—Divinity Hall (Scot.), a theological college, or the theological department in a university. [See Divine.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Divinity

    Divinity: Original Sin II is a role-playing video game developed and published by Larian Studios.

    Submitted by rinat on June 10, 2018


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of divinity in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of divinity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Heraclitus:

    A man's character is his guardian divinity.

  2. Renae A. Sauter:

    Being human is a portal into your divinity.”


    An artist is one who can see divinity in nudity!

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Every man is a divinity in disguise, a God playing the fool.

  5. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    The soul has this proof of its divinity that divine things delight in it.

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