Definitions

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

  • noun The state or quality of being divine.
  • noun The godhead; God. Used with the.
  • noun A deity, such as a god or goddess.
  • noun Godlike character.
  • noun Theology.
  • noun A soft white candy, usually containing nuts.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character of being divine; deity; godhead; the nature of God; divine nature.
  • noun [capitalized] God; the Deity; the Supreme Being: generally with the definite article.
  • noun In general, a celestial being; a divine being, or one regarded as divine; a deity.
  • noun That which is divine in character or quality; a divine attribute; supernatural power or virtue.
  • noun The science of divine things; the science which treats of the character of God, his laws and moral government, the duties of man, and the way of salvation; theology: as, a system of divinity; a doctor of divinity.

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

  • noun The state of being divine; the nature or essence of God; deity; godhead.
  • noun The Deity; the Supreme Being; God.
  • noun A pretended deity of pagans; a false god.
  • noun A celestial being, inferior to the supreme God, but superior to man.
  • noun Something divine or superhuman; supernatural power or virtue; something which inspires awe.
  • noun The science of divine things; the science which treats of God, his laws and moral government, and the way of salvation; theology.
  • noun casuistry.

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

  • noun uncountable The property of being divine, of being like a god or God.
  • noun countable A deity (a god, goddess or God).
  • noun uncountable The study of religion or religions.

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

  • noun any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
  • noun white creamy fudge made with egg whites
  • noun the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
  • noun the quality of being divine

Etymologies

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Latin divinitas

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  • I came

    God-fathered into the world from my mother's belly:

    Her wide bed wore the stain of divinity.

    from "Electra on Azalea Path," by Sylvia Plath

    April 8, 2008