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di·vin·i·ty

 (dĭ-vĭn′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. di·vin·i·ties
1. The state or quality of being divine.
2.
a. Divinity The godhead; God. Used with the.
b. A deity, such as a god or goddess.
3. Godlike character.
4. Theology.
5. A soft white candy, usually containing nuts.

divinity

(dɪˈvɪnɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the nature of a deity or the state of being divine
2. a god or other divine being
3. (Theology) the divinity (often capital) another term for God
4. (Theology) another word for theology

di•vin•i•ty

(dɪˈvɪn ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
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.
6. the study or science of divine things; theology.
7. godlike character; supreme excellence.
8. a fluffy white fudge made with sugar, egg whites, and often nuts.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.divinity - any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a forcedivinity - any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
pantheon - all the gods of a religion
spiritual being, supernatural being - an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events
daemon, demigod - a person who is part mortal and part god
sea god - a deity that personifies the sea and is usually believed to live in or to control the sea
sun god - a god that personifies the sun or is otherwise associated with the sun
Celtic deity - a deity worshipped by the Celts
Egyptian deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Egyptians
Semitic deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Semites
Hindu deity - a deity worshipped by the Hindus
Persian deity - a deity worshiped by the ancient Persians
Chinese deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Chinese
Japanese deity - a deity worshipped by the Japanese
goddess - a female deity
earth god, earth-god - a god of fertility and vegetation
demiurge - a subordinate deity, in some philosophies the creator of the universe
Graeco-Roman deity, Greco-Roman deity - a deity of classical mythology
Greek deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks
Roman deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Romans
Norse deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Norsemen
Teutonic deity - (German mythology) a deity worshipped by the ancient Teutons
Anglo-Saxon deity - (Anglo-Saxon mythology) a deity worshipped by the Anglo-Saxons
Phrygian deity - deity of the ancient Phrygians of west central Asia Minor
saint - a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
god of war, war god - a god worshipped as giving victory in war
snake god, zombi, zombie - a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies
2.divinity - the quality of being divine; "ancient Egyptians believed in the divinity of the Pharaohs"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
3.divinity - white creamy fudge made with egg whites
fudge - soft creamy candy
4.divinity - the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truthdivinity - the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
redemption, salvation - (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
Creation - (theology) God's act of bringing the universe into existence
theology - the learned profession acquired by specialized courses in religion (usually taught at a college or seminary); "he studied theology at Oxford"
limbo - (theology) in Roman Catholicism, the place of unbaptized but innocent or righteous souls (such as infants and virtuous individuals)
purgatory - (theology) in Roman Catholic theology the place where those who have died in a state of grace undergo limited torment to expiate their sins
divine guidance, inspiration - (theology) a special influence of a divinity on the minds of human beings; "they believe that the books of Scripture were written under divine guidance"
theanthropism - (theology) the doctrine that Jesus was a union of the human and the divine
foreordination, predetermination, preordination, predestination - (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
discipline, field of study, subject area, subject field, bailiwick, subject, field, study - a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
angelology - the branch of theology that is concerned with angels
apologetics - the branch of theology that is concerned with the defense of Christian doctrines
ecclesiology - the branch of theology concerned with the nature and the constitution and the functions of a church
eschatology - the branch of theology that is concerned with such final things as death and Last Judgment; Heaven and Hell; the ultimate destiny of humankind
hermeneutics - the branch of theology that deals with principles of exegesis
homiletics - the branch of theology that deals with sermons and homilies
liturgics, liturgiology - the study of liturgies
theodicy - the branch of theology that defends God's goodness and justice in the face of the existence of evil
theological system, theology - a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings; "Jewish theology"; "Roman Catholic theology"
universalist, universalistic - of or relating to or tending toward universalism
fundamentalist, fundamentalistic - of or relating to or tending toward fundamentalism
catechetical, catechetic - of or relating to or involving catechesis

divinity

noun
1. theology, religion, religious studies He entered university to study arts and divinity
2. godliness, holiness, sanctity, godhead, divine nature, godhood a lasting faith in the divinity of Christ's word
3. deity, spirit, genius, guardian spirit, daemon, god or goddess The three statues are Roman divinities.
Translations
إله أو إلههأُلوهَهدِراسات اللاهوت
bohoslovíbožstvíbožstvo
guddomguddommelighedteologi
hittudomány
guî eîa gyîjaguîdómleikiguîfræîi
bohosloviebožská podstata
ilâhilikilâhiyattanrı ya da tanrıçatanrılıkteoloji

divinity

[dɪˈvɪnɪtɪ] N
1. (= deity, quality) → divinidad f
2. (as study) → teología f

divinity

[dɪˈvɪnɪti] n
(= subject) → théologie f
[deity] → divinité f
(= god) → divinité f

divinity

n
(= divine quality)Göttlichkeit f
(= theology)Theologie f; (Sch) → Religion f; doctor of divinity (Brit) → Doktor der Theologie
(= divine being)göttliches Wesen, Gottheit f

divinity

[dɪˈvɪnɪtɪ] ndivinità f inv; (as study) → teologia

divine

(diˈvain) adjective
1. of or belonging to God or a god. divine wisdom.
2. very good or excellent. What divine weather!
verb
to find out by keen understanding. I managed to divine the truth.
ˌdiviˈnation (divi-) noun
diˈviner noun
a person who has or claims a special ability to find hidden water or metals.
diˈvining noun
discovering the presence of underground water, metal etc by holding a diˈvining-rod which moves when held directly above the water etc. water-divining.
diˈvinity (-ˈvi-) plural diˈvinities noun
1. religious studies.
2. a god or goddess. The ancient Greeks worshipped many divinities.
3. the state of being divine. the divinity of God.
References in classic literature ?
It might have been fancied, indeed, that she expected to minister to the wants of the community unseen, like a disembodied divinity or enchantress, holding forth her bargains to the reverential and awe-stricken purchaser in an invisible hand.
At any moment, by an effort of his will, he could discern substances through their misty lack of substance, and convince himself that they were not solid in their nature, like yonder table of carved oak, or that big, square, leather-bound and brazen-clasped volume of divinity.
Meantime, Gabriel, ascending to the main-royal mast-head, was tossing one arm in frantic gestures, and hurling forth prophecies of speedy doom to the sacrilegious assailants of his divinity.
I go home in a state of unspeakable bliss, and waltz in imagination, all night long, with my arm round the blue waist of my dear divinity.
A captive to my sword and to my lance, noble Captain,'' replied the Clerk of Copmanhurst; ``to my bow and to my halberd, I should rather say; and yet I have redeemed him by my divinity from a worse captivity.
But of all there were none he liked so well as those of the famous Feliciano de Silva's composition, for their lucidity of style and complicated conceits were as pearls in his sight, particularly when in his reading he came upon courtships and cartels, where he often found passages like "the reason of the unreason with which my reason is afflicted so weakens my reason that with reason I murmur at your beauty;" or again, "the high heavens, that of your divinity divinely fortify you with the stars, render you deserving of the desert your greatness deserves.
It was his custom of a Sunday, when this meal was over, to sit close by the fire, a volume of some dry divinity on his reading desk, until the clock of the neighbouring church rang out the hour of twelve, when he would go soberly and gratefully to bed.
Milady put him from her slowly with her hand, while drawing him nearer with her look; but Felton, in his turn, embraced her more closely, imploring her like a divinity.
Perhaps there was to him a divinity expressed in the voice of the other --stern, hard, with no reflection of fear in it.
Not so, good Doctor Byles," answered Sir William Howe; "if mirth were a crime, you had never gained your doctorate in divinity.
exclaimed little Alice, who contrived to feel a human interest even in these discords of polemic divinity.
Retracing his steps, however, the wondrous features would again be seen; and the farther he withdrew from them, the more like a human face, with all its original divinity intact, did they appear; until, as it grew dim in the distance, with the clouds and glorified vapor of the mountains clustering about it, the Great Stone Face seemed positively to be alive.