What does deity mean?

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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)

    , A preternatural or supernatural human or non-human being or entity, or an object that possesses miraculous or supernatural attributes, powers or superpowers (e.g. a god or goddess).

  2. deity(Noun)

    , The divine character of a divinity.

  3. deity(Noun)

    , A being, entity or object revered as a god or goddess.

  4. Origin: From deus ‘god’ + -ī.

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

  2. Deity(noun)

    a god or goddess; a heathen god

  3. Origin: [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. Ambrose Bierce:

    Impiety. Your irreverence toward my deity.

  2. Ileana Adriana Stan:

    A real spy is an ethical believer in an incorporeal and ethical Deity.

  3. Calvin Coolidge:

    Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.

  4. Ileana Adriana Stan:

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

  5. Frank Sinatra:

    When lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday, cash me out.

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