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ˈdi ɪ tide·ity

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deity, divinity, god, immortal(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. deity(Noun)

    Synonym of divinity : the state, position, or fact of being a god.

    Thou seest all, yet none at all sees thee: / All that is by the working of thy Deitee.

    Etymology: From Middle French deité, from Latin deitās.

  2. deity(Noun)

    A supernatural divine being; a god or goddess.

    The crux of monotheism is not only belief in a single deity but belief in a deity who is different from everything else.

    Etymology: From Middle French deité, from Latin deitās.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deity(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. deite, F. dit, 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. dva divine, as a noun, god, daiva divine, dy 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.]

  2. Deity(noun)

    a god or goddess; a heathen god

    Etymology: [OE. deite, F. dit, 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. dva divine, as a noun, god, daiva divine, dy 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.]

Freebase

  1. Deity

    In traditional belief, a deity is a supernatural being, and who may be thought of as holy, divine, or sacred. Believers believe that the deities created for their religions are true, and often that they can communicate with the deities, who can respond supernaturally to their entreaties. Some religions have one supreme deity, others have multiple deities of various ranks. C. Scott Littleton's Gods, Goddesses, and Mythology defined a deity as "a being with powers greater than those of ordinary humans, but who interacts with humans, positively or negatively, in ways that carry humans to new levels of consciousness beyond the grounded preoccupations of ordinary life." Deities are depicted in a variety of forms, but are also frequently expressed as having human form. Some faiths and traditions consider it blasphemous to imagine or depict the deity as having any concrete form. Deities are often thought to be immortal, and are commonly assumed to have personalities and to possess consciousness, intellects, desires, and emotions comparable but usually superior to those of humans. A male deity is a god, while a female deity is a goddess. Historically, natural phenomena whose causes were not well understood, such as lightning and catastrophes such as earthquakes and floods, were attributed to them. They were thought to be able to work supernatural miracles and to be the authorities and controllers of various aspects of human life. Some deities were asserted to be the directors of time and fate itself, to be the givers of human law and morality, to be the ultimate judges of human worth and behavior, and that the universe is designed by them, instead of being a natural result of the laws of physics.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Deity

    dē′i-ti, n. the divinity: godhead: a god or goddess: the Supreme Being. [Fr.,—Low L. deitas—L. deus, god; Sans. devadiv, to shine.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deity in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of deity in a Sentence

  1. William Hallman:

    Creation and redemption are the spheres in which these glories are displayed. In creation we see the eternal power and deity that belong to God alone (Rom. 120) while a deeper and richer glory is unfolded in the wondrous cross of the Lord Jesus Christ. There God is fully revealed, not only in terms of His dominion and deity, but in His holiness, love, and grace. At the Cross I learn what creation could never tell me--who God is and what He is to me, a guilty sinner. God is love therefore, He is both light and life. A Savior-God What marvelous grace and glory.

  2. Ambrose Bierce:

    Impiety. Your irreverence toward my deity.

  3. Ileana Adriana Stan:

    The New World Order was made for the ethical believers in an incorporeal, single and perfectly ethical Deity.

  4. Thomas Jefferson:

    Perfect happiness I believe was never intended by the deity to be the lot of any one of his creatures in this world; but that he has very much put in our power the nearness of our approaches to it, is what I as stedfastly believe.

  5. Robert Burns:

    The great Creator to revereMust sure become the creatureBut still the preaching cant forbear,And ev'n the rigid featureYet ne'er with wits profane to rangeBe complaisance extendedAn atheist laugh's a poor exchangeFor deity offended.

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