demigod

noun demi·god \ ˈde-mē-ˌgäd \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of demigod

1 : a mythological being with more power than a mortal but less than a god
2 : a person so outstanding as to seem to approach the divine
  • the demigods of jazz

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First Known Use of demigod

1530

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DEMIGOD Defined for English Language Learners

demigod

noun

Definition of demigod for English Language Learners

  • : an extremely impressive or important person : a person who seems like a god in some way

  • : a person in mythology who has some of the powers of a god : a being in mythology who is part god and part human



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