What does the word deity mean?

Usage examples for deity

  1. However, whether there ever lived a man Salmoxis, or whether he is simply a native deity of the Getai, let us bid farewell to him now. – The History Of Herodotus Volume 1(of 2) by Herodotus
  2. I have a double motive for my refusal; in the first place, I am afraid to offend the Deity; and in the next, I am afraid of being shot. – Newton Forster by Frederick Marryat
  3. It is easy to understand that deity first appeared to the Moors in the form of the stars. – The Scarlet Banner by Felix Dahn