noun \ˈdē-ə-tē, ˈdā-\

: a god or goddess

plural de·i·ties

Full Definition of DEITY

a :  the rank or essential nature of a god :  divinity
b capitalized :  god 1, supreme being
:  a god or goddess <the deities of ancient Greece>
:  one exalted or revered as supremely good or powerful

Examples of DEITY

  1. <to the ancient Greeks, Zeus was the deity who ruled over the sky and weather, and Poseidon was god of the sea>
  2. <we prayed to the Deity for guidance>

Origin of DEITY

Middle English deitee, from Anglo-French deité, from Late Latin deitat-, deitas, from Latin deus god; akin to Old English Tīw, god of war, Latin divus god, dies day, Greek dios heavenly, Sanskrit deva heavenly, god
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to DEITY

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms

Zen, antinomian, avatar, gnosticism, illuminati, ineffable, karma, koan, mantra

Rhymes with DEITY


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