Definition of Deity

1. 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.

Definition of Deity

1. n. 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.

Definition of Deity

1. Noun. (mythology religion) 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). ¹

2. Noun. (mythology religion) The divine character of a divinity. ¹

3. Noun. (mythology religion) A being, entity or object revered as a god or goddess. ¹

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Definition of Deity

1. a god or goddess [n -TIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deity

deiterospinal tract
deiters nucleus
deity (current term)
deja voulu
deja vu
deja vu phenomenon
deja vus

Literary usage of Deity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1912)
"In case Yah weh was a deity known in Israel long before the time of Moses, or was the deity of one of the ancestors of the people or of a non-Israelitic ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"One of his synonyms, however, is the name of a Vedic deity, the attributes ... Possibly some of them were tho names under which one and the same deity was ..."

3. Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy by Sir Edward Burnett Tylor (1891)
"... Ancestor—Dualism ; its rudimentary and unethical nature among low races ; its development through the course of culture—Good and Evil deity—Doctrine ..."

4. Religion and Science: A Series of Sunday Lectures on the Relation of Natural by Joseph LeConte (1877)
"But there is still something more required for the highest and purest conception of deity, and accordingly we have something more revealed in both of these ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"As an extreme doctrine, it views matter as well as form as the product of divine volition ; in я modified form, it conceives the deity as simply fashioning ..."

6. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1896)
"ON THE VALUE OF OUR CONCEPTS OF THE deity Part I — From the 'Summa Theologica' IT 1s obvious that terms implying negation or extrinsic relation in no way ..."

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