Definitions for: Deity


[n] any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force



Webster (1913) Definition: De"i*ty, n.; pl. Deities. [OE. deite, F. d['e]it['e],
fr. L. deitas, fr. deus a god; akin to divus divine, Jupiter,
gen. Jovis, Jupiter, dies day, Gr. di^os divine, Zey`s, gen.
Dio`s, Zeus, Skr. d[=e]va divine, as a noun, god, daiva
divine, dy[=o] sky, day, hence, the sky personified as a god,
and to the first syllable of E. Tuesday, Gael. & Ir. dia God,
W. duw. Cf. Divine, Journey, Journal, Tuesday.]
1. The collection of attributes which make up the nature of a
god; divinity; godhead; as, the deity of the Supreme Being
is seen in his works.

They declared with emphasis the perfect deity and
the perfect manhood of Christ. --Milman.

2. A god or goddess; a heathen god.

To worship calves, the deities Of Egypt. --Milton.

The Deity, God, the Supreme Being.

This great poet and philosopher [Simonides], the
more he contemplated the nature of the Deity, found
that he waded but the more out of his depth.
--Addison.

Synonyms: divinity, god, immortal

See Also: Anglo-Saxon deity, Arhant, Arhat, Boddhisatva, Bodhisattva, Celtic deity, Chinese deity, daemon, demigod, demiurge, Demogorgon, earth-god, Egyptian deity, Fates, god of war, goddess, Graeco-Roman deity, Greco-Roman deity, Greek deity, Hindu deity, Hypnos, Japanese deity, lohan, Morpheus, Norse deity, pantheon, Persian deity, Phrygian deity, Quetzalcoatl, Roman deity, saint, sea-god, Semitic deity, snake god, spiritual being, sun-god, supernatural being, Teutonic deity, the Fates, war god, zombi, zombie

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