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
Indeed barnacles, sea fans, and myriad coral stud and enshroud bronze deities, triumphant warriors, and even an occasional Walt Disney character.
The massive idols flanking each side were silent deities blessing the dancers below.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The baseball deities tend to laugh at our gut feelings.
But while his career is rising, the prolific and proficient guitarist, who often gets compared to Emerald City deity Jimi Hendrix, has kept his home city interwoven throughout his new, riff-centric album.
The protesters were Tibetan Buddhists who worship the deity Dorje Shugden.
The Moon has been a point of fascination in almost every culture since apes decided that walking was a pretty neat idea, honored with innumerable deities and the subject of many myths and legends.
Akihito became the emperor in 1989, succeeding his father, Hirohito, who was considered a deity.
Most don white tenugui scarves on their heads and amulets to ward off sharks and evil deities lurking in the sea.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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: a god or goddess
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