The ancient Greeks considered Zeus a deity.
The definition of a deity is the term used to describe a god or goddess, especially in religions that believe in more than one god.
An example of a deity is the Greek god Zeus.
- the state of being a god; divine nature; godhood
- pl. -·ties a god or goddess
Origin of deityMiddle English deite from Old French deité from Ecclesiastical Late Latin deitas, divinity (after Classical Latin divinitas) from Classical Latin deus, god from Indo-European an unverified form deiwos, god from base an unverified form dei-, to gleam, shine from source Sanskrit deva, god, Classical Latin dies, day, divus, god
- A god or goddess.
- a. The essential nature or condition of being a god; divinity.b. Deity God. Used with the.
Origin of deityMiddle English deite from Old French from Late Latin deitās divine nature from Latin deus god ; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.
From Middle French deité, from Latin deitās.