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de·i·ty

 (dē′ĭ-tē, dā′-)
n. pl. de·i·ties
1. A god or goddess.
2.
a. The essential nature or condition of being a god; divinity.
b. Deity God. Used with the.

[Middle English deite, from Old French, from Late Latin deitās, divine nature, from Latin deus, god; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.]

deity

(ˈdeɪtɪ; ˈdiːɪ-)
n, pl -ties
1. a god or goddess
2. (Theology) the state of being divine; godhead
3. (Theology) the rank, status, or position of a god
4. (Theology) the nature or character of God
[C14: from Old French, from Late Latin deitās, from Latin deus god]

Deity

(ˈdeɪtɪ; ˈdiːɪ-)
n
(Theology) the Deity the Supreme Being; God

de•i•ty

(ˈdi ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a god or goddess.
2. divine character or nature; divinity.
3. a person or thing revered as supremely powerful or beneficent.
4. the Deity, God.
[1250–1300; Middle English deite < Old French < Late Latin deitās= Latin de(us) god + -itās -ity, formed after Latin dīvīnitās divinity]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deity - any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a forcedeity - any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
pantheon - all the gods of a religion
spiritual being, supernatural being - an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events
daemon, demigod - a person who is part mortal and part god
sea god - a deity that personifies the sea and is usually believed to live in or to control the sea
sun god - a god that personifies the sun or is otherwise associated with the sun
Celtic deity - a deity worshipped by the Celts
Egyptian deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Egyptians
Semitic deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Semites
Hindu deity - a deity worshipped by the Hindus
Persian deity - a deity worshiped by the ancient Persians
Chinese deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Chinese
Japanese deity - a deity worshipped by the Japanese
goddess - a female deity
earth god, earth-god - a god of fertility and vegetation
demiurge - a subordinate deity, in some philosophies the creator of the universe
Graeco-Roman deity, Greco-Roman deity - a deity of classical mythology
Greek deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks
Roman deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Romans
Norse deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Norsemen
Teutonic deity - (German mythology) a deity worshipped by the ancient Teutons
Anglo-Saxon deity - (Anglo-Saxon mythology) a deity worshipped by the Anglo-Saxons
Phrygian deity - deity of the ancient Phrygians of west central Asia Minor
saint - a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
god of war, war god - a god worshipped as giving victory in war
snake god, zombi, zombie - a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies

deity

noun god, goddess, immortal, divinity, godhead, divine being, supreme being, celestial being an omnipotent, benevolent and omniscient deity
Translations
إله، آلِهَه
božstvobožství
guddomguddommelighed
jumalajumalatarjumalolentojumaluus
goî eîa gyîja
dievybė
dievība
bóstwo
božanstvo

deity

[ˈdiːɪtɪ] Ndeidad f
the DeityDios m

deity

[ˈdeɪɪti ˈdiːɪtɪ] ndéité f

deity

nGottheit f; the DeityGott m

deity

[ˈdiːɪtɪ] ndivinità f inv, dio/dea
the Deity → la Divinità, Dio

deity

(ˈdeiəti) , ((American) ˈdi:əti) plural ˈdeities noun
a god or goddess. Bacchus was one of the Roman deities.

deity is spelt with -ei-.
References in classic literature ?
The form of Uncas dilated, and his nostrils opened like those of a tiger at bay; but so rigid and unyielding was his posture, that he might easily have been converted by the imagination into an exquisite and faultless representation of the warlike deity of his tribe.
We worship the living Deity according to dead men's forms and creeds.
Its influence could be seen, as it were, descending upon him, and possessing him, and continually lifting him out of the written discourse that lay before him, and filling him with ideas that must have been as marvellous to himself as to his audience, His subject, it appeared, had been the relation between the Deity and the communities of mankind, with a special reference to the New England which they were here planting in the wilderness.
Why did the Greeks give it a separate deity, and own brother of Jove?
But in the great Sperm Whale, this high and mighty god-like dignity inherent in the brow is so immensely amplified, that gazing on it, in that full front view, you feel the Deity and the dread powers more forcibly than in beholding any other object in living nature.
Marija has apparently concluded about two hours ago that if the altar in the corner, with the deity in soiled white, be not the true home of the muses, it is, at any rate, the nearest substitute on earth attainable.
That the executive head of a nation should be a person of lofty character and extraordinary ability, was manifest and indisputable; that none but the Deity could select that head unerr- ingly, was also manifest and indisputable; that the Deity ought to make that selection, then, was likewise manifest and indisputable; consequently, that He does make it, as claimed, was an unavoidable deduction.
When the Deity builds a heaven, it is built right, and on a liberal plan.
He was her darling, her master, and her deity all in one, and in her worship of him she forgot who she was and what he had been.
Now," he continued, again addressing me, "I have received the pilgrim--a disguised deity, as I verify believe.
There he has continued, praying like a Methodist: only the deity he implored is senseless dust and ashes; and God, when addressed, was curiously confounded with his own black father
And poor Silas was vaguely conscious of something not unlike the feeling of primitive men, when they fled thus, in fear or in sullenness, from the face of an unpropitious deity.