- a god or goddess.
- divine character or nature, especially that of the Supreme Being; divinity.
- the estate or rank of a god: The king attained deity after his death.
- a person or thing revered as a god or goddess: a society in which money is the only deity.
- the Deity, God; Supreme Being.
Origin of deity
Examples from the Web for deity
Beyoncé has, for close to a decade now, been a deity in entertainment: untouchable, successful, divine.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year
December 31, 2014
For his tireless assault on evolutionary biology and downsizing the deity to fit within science, I give Meyer second place.2014: Revenge of the Creationists
Karl W. Giberson
December 27, 2014
He loomed like a god above us, as much a presence as any deity, and God knows he was accepted as such.How I Learned to Hate Robert E. Lee
June 22, 2014
Sure, the characters call their deity "The Creator" rather than "God."‘Noah’ Review: An Ambitious, Flawed Biblical Tale That You Have to See
March 28, 2014
He is one of the biggest-selling literary novelists in the world, and practically a deity in Japan.How Good Is Murakami?
June 24, 2013
One might have been a model for the seraphs of Christian faith, the other an Olympian deity.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
The ceremony is gone through for the sake of pleasing a deity.Understanding the Scriptures
A meaner temple was never consecrated to the worship of the Deity.Main Street
And so may the temple fall with its deity of falsehood and servitude!The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Adam evidently only knew the Deity as the Creator of all things.A Theological-Political Treatise [Part I]
Benedict of Spinoza
- a god or goddess
- the state of being divine; godhead
- the rank, status, or position of a god
- the nature or character of God
- the Deity the Supreme Being; God
Word Origin and History for deity
c.1300, "divine nature;" late 14c., "a god," from Old French deité, from Late Latin deitatem (nominative deitas) "divine nature," coined by Augustine from Latin deus "god," from PIE *deiwos (see Zeus).