- 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
Related Words for deitiesdivinity, idol, immortal, creator, goddess, godhead, celestial, demigoddess
Examples from the Web for deities
Contemporary Examples of deities
The worship of some of these deities appears to have included orgiastic rituals: music, wine, sex.Meet Krampus, the Seriously Bad Santa
December 5, 2014
Seven, The: The seven deities worshipped by the majority of the residents of Westeros.Game of Thrones for Dummies
April 13, 2011
In India, actors are often treated like deities on par with the corpse of Princess Diana.The Slumdog Stylist
November 22, 2008
Historical Examples of deities
Kah-oots was supposed to be one of the deities of Seshaht mythology.Indian Legends of Vancouver Island
Of the same order of deities are Vata or Vayu, the wind, and Parjanya, the rain-storm.History of Religion
He was fundamentally an Egyptian god, and the most popular of the deities of the Nile.The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism
They had no deities, no priesthood, no regular forms of worship.Impressions of South Africa
History has preserved the names of some of these Teutonic deities.The Superstitions of Witchcraft
- a god or goddess
- the state of being divine; godhead
- the rank, status, or position of a god
- the nature or character of God
Word Origin for deity
- the Deity the Supreme Being; God
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).