de·i·ty /ˈdiəti, ˈde-/
De·i·ty n.; pl. Deities
1. 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.
They declared with emphasis the perfect deity and the perfect manhood of Christ. --Milman.
2. A god or goddess; a heathen god.
To worship calves, the deities
Of Egypt. --Milton.
The Deity, God, the Supreme Being.
This great poet and philosopher [Simonides], the more he contemplated the nature of the Deity, found that he waded but the more out of his depth. --Addison.
n : any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part
of the world or some aspect of life or who is the
personification of a force [syn: divinity, god, immortal]