Definition of deity
- the deities of ancient Greece
- such established American deities as Daniel Boone, Kit Carson
- —J. D. Hart
- the deities of the banking world
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
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: a god or goddess
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