Divinity

  • 1 Divinity — Di*vin i*ty, n.; pl. {Divinities}. [F. divinit[ e], L. divinitas. See {Divine}, a.] 1. The state of being divine; the nature or essence of God; deity; godhead. [1913 Webster] When he attributes divinity to other things than God, it is only a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 divinity — ► NOUN (pl. divinities) 1) the state or quality of being divine. 2) a divine being. 3) (the Divinity) God. 4) the study of religion; theology …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 divinity — [də vin′ə tē] n. pl. divinities [ME & OFr divinite < L divinitas < divinus] 1. the quality or condition of being divine 2. a divine being; a god; deity 3. a divine power, virtue, etc. 4. the study of religion; theology ☆ 5. a soft, creamy… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 divinity — c.1300, science of divine things; late 14c., quality of being divine, also a divine being, from O.Fr. devinité (12c.), from L. divinitatem (nom. divinitas), from divinus (see DIVINE (Cf. divine)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 divinity — [n] absolute being; divine nature celestial, deity, genius, god, goddess, godhead, godhood, godliness, godship, guardian spirit, higher power, holiness, lord, prime mover, sanc tity, spirit; concepts 368,370 Ant. devil, evil …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 Divinity — For other uses, see Divinity (disambiguation) and Divine (disambiguation). Divinity and divine (sometimes the Divinity or the Divine ) are broadly applied but loosely defined terms, used variously within different faiths and belief systems … …

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  • 7 divinity — [[t]dɪvɪ̱nɪti[/t]] divinities 1) N UNCOUNT Divinity is the study of religion. He entered Otago University to study arts and divinity. Syn: theology 2) N UNCOUNT: oft with poss Divinity is the quality of being divine. ...a lasting faith in the… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 Divinity —  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Divinity (Espagne).  Divinity Album par The Gun Club Genre Rock …

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  • 9 divinity — noun 1) they denied Christ s divinity Syn: divine nature, godliness, deity, godhead, holiness 2) the study of divinity Syn: theology, religious studies, religion, scripture 3) a female divin …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 10 divinity —    This word (from the Latin divus, meaning god or deity ) has different meanings: (1) the supreme being, for example, the divinity created the world; (2) the quality of being divine, for example, belief in the divinity of Christ; and (3) the… …

    Glossary of theological terms

  • 11 divinity — /di vin i tee/, n., pl. divinities. 1. the quality of being divine; divine nature. 2. deity; godhood. 3. a divine being; God. 4. the Divinity, (sometimes l.c.) the Deity. 5. a being having divine attributes, ranking below God but above humans:… …

    Universalium

  • 12 divinity — UK [dɪˈvɪnətɪ] / US noun Word forms divinity : singular divinity plural divinities 1) [uncountable] old fashioned the study of religions and religious belief 2) [uncountable] the state of being a god 3) [countable] literary a god …

    English dictionary

  • 13 divinity — noun a) The property of being divine, of being like a god or God. Harvard Divinity School has been teaching theology since 1636. b) A deity (a god, goddess or God). Syn …

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  • 14 divinity — noun Divinity is used before these nouns: ↑school …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 divinity — di|vin|i|ty [dıˈvınıti] n plural divinities 1.) [U] AmE the study of God and religious beliefs British Equivalent: theology ▪ a graduate of Harvard divinity school 2.) [U] the quality or state of being a god 3.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 divinity — di·vin·i·ty || dɪ vɪnÉ™tɪ n. deity, godhood; God, Supreme Being; god, minor deity; divinity fudge, white smooth fudge made with egg whites …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 divinity — [dɪ vɪnɪti] noun (plural divinities) 1》 the state or quality of being divine. 2》 a god or goddess.     ↘(the Divinity) God. 3》 the study of religion; theology …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 divinity — di•vin•i•ty [[t]dɪˈvɪn ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) rel the quality of being divine; divine nature 2) rel deity; godhood 3) rel a divine being; God 4) rel the Divinity, (sometimes l.c.) the Deity 5) rel a being having divine attributes 6) rel the… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 divinity — n. (pl. ies) 1 the state or quality of being divine. 2 a a god; a divine being. b (as the Divinity) God. 3 the study of religion; theology. Etymology: ME f. OF diviniteacute f. L divinitas tatis (as DIVINE) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 divinity — noun (plural ties) Date: 14th century 1. theology 2. the quality or state of being divine 3. often capitalized a divine being: as a. god 1 b. (1) god 2 (2) …

    New Collegiate Dictionary