Meaning of “deity” in the English Dictionary

"deity" in British English

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deitynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdeɪ.ɪ.ti/ us /ˈdiː.ə.t̬i/

Examples from literature

  • For the Deity, who embraces all true being, and a knowledge of whom alone makes salvation possible, is only known in proportion as he reveals himself. 
  • Now, this is brought before us in the text in this one fact, that man has been made a habitation of the Deity—"I dwell with him that is of a contrite and humble spirit." 
  • Peace on Earth, the Deity's Good Will! 
  • That the Deity, who himself must be supposed to feel love and affection for the beings he has called into existence, should delegate a portion of those powers, I for one cannot conceive altogether so wrong a conjecture. 

Examples from literature

  • For the Deity, who embraces all true being, and a knowledge of whom alone makes salvation possible, is only known in proportion as he reveals himself. 
  • Now, this is brought before us in the text in this one fact, that man has been made a habitation of the Deity—"I dwell with him that is of a contrite and humble spirit." 
  • Peace on Earth, the Deity's Good Will! 
  • That the Deity, who himself must be supposed to feel love and affection for the beings he has called into existence, should delegate a portion of those powers, I for one cannot conceive altogether so wrong a conjecture. 

the Deitynoun [ S ]

uk /ˈdeɪ.ɪ.ti/ us /ˈdiː.ə.t̬i/ formal

(Definition of “deity” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"deity" in American English

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deitynoun [ C ]

us /ˈdi·ɪ·t̬i, ˈdeɪ-/

a god:

Zeus was an ancient Greek deity.

The Deity is God.

(Definition of “deity” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)