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god Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions
    Supreme Being.
  2. noun any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
    deity; divinity; immortal.
  3. noun a man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people
    • he was a god among men
  4. noun a material effigy that is worshipped
    graven image; idol.
    • thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image
    • money was his god

God adjective & noun
  1. Good. Obs. Chaucer.
God noun
AS. god; akin to OS. & D. god, OHG. got, G. gott, Icel. gu, go, Sw. & Dan. gud, Goth. gup, prob. orig. a p. p. from a root appearing in Skr. h, p. p. hta, to call upon, invoke, implore. Cf. Goodbye, Gospel, Gossip.
  1. A being conceived of as possessing supernatural power, and to be propitiated by sacrifice, worship, etc.; a divinity; a deity; an object of worship; an idol.
    He maketh a god, and worshipeth it. Is. xliv. 15.
    The race of Israel . . . bowing lowly down To bestial gods. Milton.
  2. The Supreme Being; the eternal and infinite Spirit, the Creator, and the Sovereign of the universe; Jehovah.
    God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John iv. 24.
  3. A person or thing deified and honored as the chief good; an object of supreme regard.
    Whose god is their belly. Phil. iii. 19.
  4. Figuratively applied to one who wields great or despotic power. R. Shak.
God transitive verb
  1. To treat as a god; to idolize. Obs. Shak.

Webster 1913