Deity definition

dēĭ-tē, dā-
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A god or goddess.
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The state of being a god; divine nature; godhood.
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A god or goddess.
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The state of being a god; divine characteristics, godhead. [from 14th c.]
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A divine being; a god or goddess. [from 14th c.]
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The essential nature or condition of being a god; divinity.
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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.

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God. Used with the.
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(epithet) the Deity
  • God
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
deity
Plural:
deities

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the Deity

Origin of deity

  • Middle English deite from Old French from Late Latin deitās divine nature from Latin deus god dyeu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French deité, from Latin deitās.

    From Wiktionary