Divinities


Divinities
Divinity Di*vin"i*ty, n.; pl. {Divinities}. [F. divinit['e], L. divinitas. See {Divine}, a.] 1. The state of being divine; the nature or essence of God; deity; godhead. [1913 Webster]

When he attributes divinity to other things than God, it is only a divinity by way of participation. --Bp. Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster]

2. The Deity; the Supreme Being; God. [1913 Webster]

This the divinity that within us. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. A pretended deity of pagans; a false god. [1913 Webster]

Beastly divinities, and droves of gods. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

4. A celestial being, inferior to the supreme God, but superior to man. [1913 Webster]

God . . . employing these subservient divinities. --Cheyne. [1913 Webster]

5. Something divine or superhuman; supernatural power or virtue; something which inspires awe. [1913 Webster]

They say there is divinity in odd numbers. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

There's such divinity doth hedge a king. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. The science of divine things; the science which treats of God, his laws and moral government, and the way of salvation; theology. [1913 Webster]

Divinity is essentially the first of the professions. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

{Case divinity}, casuistry. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.