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ˈdi ɪ tide·ity

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deity, divinity, god, immortalnoun

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


  1. deitynoun

    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.

  2. deitynoun

    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.

  3. Etymology: From Middle French deité, from Latin deitās.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Deitynoun

    Etymology: déité, French, from deitas, Latin.

    Some things he doth as God, because his deity alone is the spring from which they flow; some things as man, because they issue from his meer human nature; some things jointly as both God and man, because both natures concur as principles thereunto. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 53.

    With what arms
    We mean to hold, what antiently we claim
    Of deity, or empire. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. v. l. 724.

    Will you suffer a temple, how poorly built soever, but yet a temple of your deity, to be razed? Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    Heard you not what an humble suppliant
    Lord Hastings was to her for his delivery?
    —— Who humbly complaining to her deity,
    Got my lord chamberlain his liberty. William Shakespeare, Richard III.

    Give the gods a thankful sacrifice when it pleaseth their deities to take the wife of a man from him. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleop.

    They on their former journey forward pass,
    In ways unknown, her wandering knight to seek;
    With pains far passing that long wandering Greek,
    That for his love refused deity. Fairy Queen, b. i. cant. 4.

    By what reason could the same deity be denied unto Laurentia and Flora, which was given to Venus? Walter Raleigh.


  1. deity

    The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is an executive agency of the Union Government of the Republic of India. It was carved out of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology on 19 July 2016 as a standalone ministerial agency responsible for IT policy, strategy and development of the electronics industry. Under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the "Northeast Heritage" Web, owned by the Government of India, publishes information on Northeast India, in 5 Indian languages, Assamese, Meitei (Manipuri), Bodo, Khasi and Mizo, in addition to Hindi and English.


  1. deity

    A deity refers to a supernatural being or entity that is worshipped or revered as divine or godlike by a group of people. Deities are often associated with religious or spiritual beliefs and are believed to possess powers or attributes beyond those of ordinary humans. They are the focus of religious rituals, prayers, and offerings, and are commonly depicted in various forms such as gods, goddesses, or spirits, depending on the specific cultural or religious context. Deities are believed to have control or influence over various aspects of the world, such as nature, creation, life, death, and the afterlife.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deitynoun

    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. Deitynoun

    a god or goddess; a heathen god

  3. 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.]


  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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. deitynoun

    The creator of a language. Completely denoting official post for use of service marking the culmination of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca and commemorating the sacrifice of Abraham. 1.) A God or goddess in a religious point of view. Divine status, quality, or nature as the supreme being in the representation of a god or goddess, such as statue carving denoting their nature.

    That ten year old kid must have been a deity by the way he escaped hell.

    Etymology: Sons of the Most High

    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on April 9, 2024  

Anagrams for deity »

  1. diety

  2. tydie

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  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. Badamkhand Dambii:

    He didn't like the idea because he was afraid of the paintings and altars of the deity, he said they were frightening.

  2. Ileana Adriana Stan:

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

  3. Anthon St Maarten:

    You are one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful Creator. You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was.

  4. Dag Hammarskjld:

    God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason.

  5. Hugh Jackman:

    And I tell you, I’ve eaten more chickens — I’m so sorry to all the vegans and vegetarians and to the chickens of the world, literally the karma is not good for me. If the deity has anything related to chickens, I’m in trouble.

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