: the state, position, or fact of being a god.
(rare) Divination by the liver of an animal or bird. The liver was divided into sections, each section representing a deity, and the markings in these zones were important.
A supernatural divine being; a god or goddess.
Divination by inspecting the liver of animals.
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.’;
A god or goddess; a heathen god.
‘To worship calves, the deitiesOf Egypt.’; ‘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.’;
any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
A deity or god is a supernatural being considered divine or sacred. The Oxford Dictionary of English defines deity as a god or goddess (in a polytheistic religion), or anything revered as divine.