from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A powerful creative force or personality.
- n. A public magistrate in some ancient Greek states.
- n. A deity in Gnosticism, Manichaeism, and other religions who creates the material world and is often viewed as the originator of evil.
- n. A Platonic deity who orders or fashions the material world out of chaos.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something (as an institution, idea, or individual) conceived as an autonomous creative force or decisive power.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The chief magistrate in some of the Greek states.
- n. God, as the Maker of the world.
- n. According to the Gnostics, an agent or one employed by the Supreme Being to create the material universe and man.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A maker or creator; the Creator of the world; specifically, a supernal being imagined by some as the creator of the world in subordination to the Supreme Being.
- n. In some Peloponnesian states of ancient Greece, one of a class of public officers who in some cases appear to have constituted the chief executive magistracy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a subordinate deity, in some philosophies the creator of the universe
Late Latin dēmiurgus, from Greek dēmiourgos, artisan : dēmios, public (from dēmos, people); ergos, worker (from ergon, work).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Demiurge (proper noun) (Wiktionary)