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Meaning of DEITY

Pronunciation:  'deeitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 

DEITY is a 5 letter word that starts with D.

 

 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 
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