noun, plural deities.
a god or goddess.
divine character or nature, especially that of the Supreme Being; divinity.
the estate or rank of a god: The king attained deity after his death.
a person or thing revered as a god or goddess: a society in which money is the only deity.
the Deity, God; Supreme Being.

1250–1300; Middle English deite < Old French < Late Latin deitāt- (stem of deitās), equivalent to Latin dei- (combining form of deus god) + -tāt- -ty, formed after Latin dīvīnitās divinity

superdeity, noun, plural superdeities. Unabridged
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deity (ˈdeɪtɪ, ˈdiːɪ-)
n , pl -ties
1.  a god or goddess
2.  the state of being divine; godhead
3.  the rank, status, or position of a god
4.  the nature or character of God
[C14: from Old French, from Late Latin deitās, from Latin deus god]

Deity (ˈdeɪtɪ, ˈdiːɪ-)
the Deity the Supreme Being; God

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, from O.Fr. deite, from L.L. deitatem (nom. deitas) "divine nature," coined by Augustine from L. deus "god," from PIE *deiwos (see Zeus).
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Example sentences
But like any deity, Ganesh has his likes and dislikes.
He is not a wandering deity, but belongs to these mountains.
We can respect the Earth without worshipping it as a deity.
The deity, speaking through a priestess perched on a tripod, made three
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