Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Making or tending to make divine.
  • adjective Of or characterized by divine or godlike nature.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Making divine; deifying.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Making divine; producing a likeness to God; god-making.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective divine, of or relating to a deity or deities

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective characterized by divine or godlike nature

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Latin deificus : Latin deus, god; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots + Latin -ficus, -fic.]

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Latin deificus; deus ("god") + facio ("I make"): compare French déifique.

Examples

  • In a post-industrial London, Whitecapel has been walled off by the strange deific figure known as Grandfather Clock, inscrutible and unwilling consort to the even more unfathomable Mama Engine.

    WHITECHAPEL GODS & LEVIATHAN – A STEAMPUNK EXTRAVAGANZA! | Open Society Book Club Discussions and Reviews

  • Against the darkness the living stood out in sharp relief: Wynne and Zoo with their rainbow-colored auras, methodically reducing the Jeep and its lone Shadowling occupant to scraps; Nansee in deific white making the aged truck move like a sportscar on a straightaway; a yellow-tinged Shadowling fighting a muddy-colored silhouette that Kira belatedly recognized as Khefar.

    Shadow Chase

  • Against the darkness the living stood out in sharp relief: Wynne and Zoo with their rainbow-colored auras, methodically reducing the Jeep and its lone Shadowling occupant to scraps; Nansee in deific white making the aged truck move like a sportscar on a straightaway; a yellow-tinged Shadowling fighting a muddy-colored silhouette that Kira belatedly recognized as Khefar.

    Shadow Chase

  • “I say Be allied to the deific power, and all that is good will aid your journey, as the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.”

    Louisa May Alcott

  • It also could support the 'seeding' scenario, or even some form of original Intelligent Design by a deific or multidimensional uber-being.

    All These Different Creatures are Variations of the Same Theme

  • I'm sure the Clintons would be flattered by the practically deific power you grant them, particularly HRC.

    Hillary Will Be President Obama's Secretary Of State

  • Just as within the political arena, the world of Corporate America remains vigilant examining the ebb and flow pertaining to the whims of public opinion and whichever deific personality is in charge at any given time.

    OpEdNews - Diary: Allah in Paradise

  • Just as within the political arena, the world of Corporate America remains vigilant examining the ebb and flow pertaining to the whims of public opinion and whichever deific personality is in charge at any given time.

    Deities in Paradise

  • I know, not exactly deific, but hey, there has to be at least one major religion out there that worships someone for being Jewish then dying, right?

    Jilly Gagnon: Give Me That...OLD Time Religion

  • Rick Warren, it appears, retains deific powers to warp the minds of so many into rabid gibberish.

    Top Liberal Group Hammers Decision For Rick Warren To Deliver Obama's Inaugural Invocation

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