Definitions

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

  • noun A male being, often the offspring of a god and a mortal, who has some but not all of the powers of a god.
  • noun An inferior deity; a minor god.
  • noun A deified man.
  • noun A person who is highly honored or revered.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An inferior or minor deity; one partaking of the divine nature; specifically, a fabulous hero produced by the intercourse of a deity with a mortal.

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

  • noun A half god, or an inferior deity; a fabulous hero, the offspring of a deity and a mortal.

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

  • noun A half-god or hero; the offspring of a deity and a mortal.
  • noun A lesser deity.

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

  • noun a person who is part mortal and part god
  • noun a person with great powers and abilities

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Examples

  • Jackson made music that pleased a lot of people, but to make this sordid individual into a demigod is an insult to far more worthy people who die every day. sully

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  • The demigod is often part god — half-god in the case of Heracles, two-thirds in the case of Gilgamesh.

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  • The demigod is often part god — half-god in the case of Heracles, two-thirds in the case of Gilgamesh.

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  • The demigod is for anyone, and has some recovery powers.

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  • Could one of our aviators have landed in ancient Athens, doubtless he would have been given a place in the Greek Pantheon, for the old idea of a demigod was a man with wings.

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  • In between are essays, profiles, a poem and an interactive map by table tennis-loving writers including crossword demigod Will Shortz and "High Fidelity" author Nick Hornby.

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  • I read that the demigod is the son of Elune, who seems to be shaped like an elf in the pictures, and Malorne, who is, uhhhm, a deer.

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  • Clemens is what a 'demigod' always turns out to be-- cruel, manipulative, narcissistic and controlling.

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  • This satisfied them: Mamma was there, hence all was well ... as though she were a kind of demigod, who controlled even the eruptions of volcanoes!

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  • a demigod was the face of a monkey, a drunkard, and a comedian, -- vain, full of changing desires, swollen with fat, notwithstanding his youth; besides, it was sickly and foul.

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  • Thanks for the specifics, Century Dictionary.

    August 13, 2015