[ dee-i-tee ]
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noun,plural de·i·ties.
  1. a god or goddess.

  2. divine character or nature, especially that of the Supreme Being; divinity.

  1. the estate or rank of a god: The king attained deity after his death.

  2. a person or thing revered as a god or goddess: a society in which money is the only deity.

  3. the De·i·ty, God; Supreme Being.

Origin of deity

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English deite, from Old French, from Late Latin deitāt- (stem of deitās ), equivalent to Latin dei- (combining form of deus “god”) + -tāt- -ty2, formed after Latin dīvīnitās divinity

Other words from deity

  • su·per·de·i·ty, noun, plural su·per·de·i·ties.

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How to use deity in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for deity (1 of 2)


/ (ˈdeɪtɪ, ˈdiːɪ-) /

nounplural -ties
  1. a god or goddess

  2. the state of being divine; godhead

  1. the rank, status, or position of a god

  2. the nature or character of God

Origin of deity

C14: from Old French, from Late Latin deitās, from Latin deus god

British Dictionary definitions for Deity (2 of 2)


/ (ˈdeɪtɪ, ˈdiːɪ-) /

  1. the Deity the Supreme Being; God

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