What does divinity mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deity, divinity, god, immortalnoun

    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. divinitynoun

    the quality of being divine

    "ancient Egyptians believed in the divinity of the Pharaohs"

  3. divinity, divinity fudgenoun

    white creamy fudge made with egg whites

  4. theology, divinitynoun

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


  1. divinitynoun

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

  2. divinitynoun

    A deity (a god, goddess or God).

  3. divinitynoun

    The study of religion or religions.

    Harvard Divinity School has been teaching theology since 1636.

  4. Etymology: Latin divinitas

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Divinitynoun

    Etymology: divinité, French, from divinitas, Latin.

    As with new wine intoxicated both,
    They swim in mirth, and fancy that they feel
    Divinity within them breeding wings,
    Wherewith to scorn the earth. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. ix.

    When he attributes divinity to other things than God, it is only a divinity by way of participation. Edward Stillingfleet.

    Vain idols, deities that ne’er before
    In Israel’s lands had fix’d their dire abodes,
    Beastly divinities, and groves of Gods. Matthew Prior.

    God doubtless can govern this machine he could create, by more direct and easy methods than employing these subservient divinities. George Cheyne, Phil. Princ.

    Hear him but reason in divinity, And, all admiring with an inward wish,
    You would desire the king were made a prelate. William Shakespeare, H. VI.

    Trust not my age,
    My reverence, calling, nor divinity,
    If this sweet lady lie not guiltless here
    Under some biting errour. William Shakespeare, Much Ado about Nothing.

    Among hard words I number those which are peculiar to divinity, as it is a science. Jonathan Swift.

    They say there is divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance, or death. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.


  1. Divinity

    Divinity or the divine are things that are either related to, devoted to, or proceeding from a deity. What is or is not divine may be loosely defined, as it is used by different belief systems.


  1. divinity

    Divinity refers to the state or quality of being divine or having divine attributes. It often refers to the divine nature or essence of a supreme being or god, transcending the human realm and possessing characteristics such as absolute power, knowledge, wisdom, and goodness. Divinity can also encompass the concept of sacredness or the divine presence in all aspects of existence, including religious beliefs, worship, and spiritual experiences.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Divinityadjective

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

  2. Divinityadjective

    the Deity; the Supreme Being; God

  3. Divinityadjective

    a pretended deity of pagans; a false god

  4. Divinityadjective

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

  5. Divinityadjective

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

  6. Divinityadjective

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

  7. Etymology: [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

    The quality of being divine.

    Divinity is so beautiful, we are all divine beings.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 26, 2019  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Divinity is ranked #101247 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Divinity surname appeared 178 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Divinity.

    95.5% or 170 total occurrences were Black.
    2.8% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  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

Examples of divinity in a Sentence

  1. Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.:

    Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter.

  2. Kahlil Gibran:

    Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever.

  3. Seneca:

    To see a man fearless in dangers, untainted with lusts, happy in adversity, composed in a tumult, and laughing at all those things which are generally either coveted or feared; all men must acknowledge that this can be from nothing else but a beam of divinity that influences a mortal body.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

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

  5. Phillips Brooks:

    The more man becomes irradiated with the Divinity of Christ, the more, not the less, truly he is man.

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