Definition of deity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdeɪəti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeɪəti//
    ; BrE BrE//ˈdiːəti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːəti//
    (pl. deities)
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  1. 1[countable] a god or goddess Greek/Roman/Hindu deities
  2. 2the Deity [singular] (formal) God
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (denoting the divine nature of God): from Old French deite, from ecclesiastical Latin deitas (translating Greek theotēs), from deus ‘god’.Extra examples Many animals were seen as the manifestation of a deity. a shrine to the patron deity of the city a tribe that worshipped two main deities one of the minor Greek deities
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