- 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 ancient Greeks considered Zeus a deity.
deity definition by Webster's New World
- the state of being a god; divine nature; godhood
- pl. deities a god or goddess
Origin: Middle 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
deity definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. de·i·ties
- A god or goddess.
- a. The essential nature or condition of being a god; divinity.b. Deity God. Used with the.
Origin: Middle English deite, from Old French, from Late Latin deitās, divine nature, from Latin deus, god; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.
deity - Phrases/Idioms