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DEITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deity mean? 

DEITY (noun)
  The noun DEITY has 1 sense:

1. any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force

  Familiarity information: DEITY used as a noun is very rare.


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DEITY (noun)


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Meaning:

Any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

deity; divinity; god; immortal

Hypernyms ("deity" is a kind of...):

spiritual being; supernatural being (an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deity"):

snake god; zombi; zombie (a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies)

Japanese deity (a deity worshipped by the Japanese)

goddess (a female deity)

earth god; earth-god (a god of fertility and vegetation)

demiurge (a subordinate deity, in some philosophies the creator of the universe)

Graeco-Roman deity; Greco-Roman deity (a deity of classical mythology)

Greek deity (a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks)

Roman deity (a deity worshipped by the ancient Romans)

Norse deity (a deity worshipped by the ancient Norsemen)

Teutonic deity ((German mythology) a deity worshipped by the ancient Teutons)

Anglo-Saxon deity ((Anglo-Saxon mythology) a deity worshipped by the Anglo-Saxons)

Phrygian deity (deity of the ancient Phrygians of west central Asia Minor)

saint (a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization)

god of war; war god (a god worshipped as giving victory in war)

Chinese deity (a deity worshipped by the ancient Chinese)

sea god (a deity that personifies the sea and is usually believed to live in or to control the sea)

sun god (a god that personifies the sun or is otherwise associated with the sun)

Celtic deity (a deity worshipped by the Celts)

Egyptian deity (a deity worshipped by the ancient Egyptians)

Semitic deity (a deity worshipped by the ancient Semites)

daemon; demigod (a person who is part mortal and part god)

Instance hyponyms:

Quetzalcoatl (an Aztec deity represented as a plumed serpent)

Hypnos ((Greek mythology) the Greek god of sleep; the son of Nyx)

Demogorgon ((Greek mythology) a mysterious and terrifying deity of the underworld)

Morpheus (the Roman god of sleep and dreams)

Fates; Three Weird Sisters; Weird Sisters (a group of three goddesses of destiny)

Arhant; Arhat; lohan (a Buddhist who has attained Nirvana)

Hindu deity (a deity worshipped by the Hindus)

Persian deity (a deity worshiped by the ancient Persians)

Boddhisatva; Bodhisattva (Buddhist worthy of Nirvana who postpones it to help others)

Holonyms ("deity" is a member of...):

pantheon (all the gods of a religion)


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