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
Makahiki: For the fifth year the resort celebrates the ancient Hawaiian festival honoring Lono, the deity of peace, productivity and harvest.
Both were diamond deities in Major League Baseball’s steroid era — mainly, the 1990s — and there is strong evidence both used performance-enhancing drugs, known as PEDs, to juice their bodies and prolong their careers.
Magic, which usually does not demand faith in a particular deity, or the sometimes exclusionary imperatives of organized religion, allows people to access a sense of the miraculous on the level of the quotidian.
In the beginning, always, is the image, one usually containing the potential for expansion (as did the Judeo-Christian deity’s first one).
Dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Shiva, the Mahadeva Temple is a 12th century relic and the oldest surviving temple of its kind in the state.
Santorum wanted to be president to bring the power of his repressive personal deity to our politics.
A girl lights earthen lamps in a formation to form the shape of Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, on the eve of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh, on November 12, 2012.
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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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