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Definition of "demigod" [dem•i•god]

  • Mythology 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)
  • Mythology An inferior deity; a minor god. (noun)
  • Mythology A deified man. (noun)
  • A person who is highly honored or revered. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "demigod" in a sentence
  • "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"
  • "The demigod is often part god — half-god in the case of Heracles, two-thirds in the case of Gilgamesh."
  • "The demigod is for anyone, and has some recovery powers."
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