Definition of deity
2 : a god (see 1god 2) or goddess the deities of ancient Greece
3 : one exalted or revered as supremely good or powerful such established American deities as Daniel Boone, Kit Carson — J. D. Hart the deities of the banking world
Examples of deity in a Sentence
to the ancient Greeks, Zeus was the deity who ruled over the sky and weather, and Poseidon was god of the sea
we prayed to the Deity for guidance
Recent Examples of deity from the Web
Ironically, the lion was a symbol of protection associated with Al-Lat, a pre-Islamic female deity.
Their comic book origins have varied, but what's important to know is that the Amazons have a connection with their deities that goes beyond simple worship.
For her first appearance since her pregnancy announcement, the singer wore a striking gold ensemble paying homage to Oshun, an important deity in the Yoruba religion.
Like the Christian faith there are other avatars or deities Hindus’ pray to who may intervene on their behalf to God.
Michael Jordan has always been out front as the singular basketball deity.
Acorns occasionally scattered to Earth outside, landing at the feet of a stone deity, who sat among moistly dripping ferns.
A tattoo of an Aztec deity peeks out from beneath the right sleeve of his T-shirt.
Makahiki: For the fifth year the resort celebrates the ancient Hawaiian festival honoring Lono, the deity of peace, productivity and harvest.
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Origin and Etymology 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
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: a god or goddess
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