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god Idioms & Phrases


Act of God

  • noun a natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of events
    force majeure; inevitable accident; unavoidable casualty; vis major.
    • he discovered that his house was not insured against acts of God
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  • . (Law) See under Act.
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assemblies of god

  • noun a charismatic Protestant denomination in the United States
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belly-god

Bel"ly-god` noun
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  1. One whose great pleasure it is to gratify his appetite; a glutton; an epicure.
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city of god

  • noun phrases used to refer to Heaven
    Celestial City; Heavenly City; Holy City.
    • the Celestial City was Christian's goal in Bunyan's `Pilgrim's Progress'
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earth god

  • noun a god of fertility and vegetation
    earth god.
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earth-god

  • noun a god of fertility and vegetation
    earth god.
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father-god

  • noun God when considered as the first person in the Trinity
    Father; Fatherhood.
    • hear our prayers, Heavenly Father
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forest god

  • noun one of a class of woodland deities; attendant on Bacchus; identified with Roman fauns
    satyr.
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  • the occupants of the highest and cheapest gallery of a theater. Colloq.
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Genial gods

  • (Pagan Mythol.), the powers supposed to preside over marriage and generation.
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goat god

  • noun (Greek mythology) god of fields and woods and shepherds and flocks; represented as a man with goat's legs and horns and ears; identified with Roman Sylvanus or Faunus
    Pan.
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god almighty

  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; Almighty; Lord; Divine; Maker; Godhead.
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god knows how

  • adverb by some means not understood by the speaker
    • God knows how he did it, but he did climbed that steep wall
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god of war

  • noun a god worshipped as giving victory in war
    god of war.
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god tree

  • noun massive tropical tree with deep ridges on its massive trunk and bearing large pods of seeds covered with silky floss; source of the silky kapok fiber
    Ceiba pentandra; Bombay ceiba; kapok; silk-cotton tree; white silk-cotton tree; ceiba tree.
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God's acre

  • noun the yard associated with a church
    churchyard.
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God's field

  • a burial place; a churchyard. See under Acre.
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God's house

  • . (a) An almshouse. Obs. (b) A church.
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God's penny

  • earnest penny. Obs. Beau. & Fl.
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God's Sunday

  • Easter.
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god's will

  • noun the omnipotence of a divine being
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god's wisdom

  • noun the omniscience of a divine being
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god-awful

  • adjective satellite very unpleasant
    hellish; beastly.
    • hellish weather
    • stop that god-awful racket
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god-fearing

  • adjective satellite deeply religious
    devout.
    • a god-fearing and law-abiding people" H.L.Mencken
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God"-fear`ing adjective
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  1. Having a reverential and loving feeling towards God; religious.
    A brave good-fearing man. Tennyson.
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grace of god

  • noun (Christian theology) the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God
    free grace; grace.
    • God's grace is manifested in the salvation of sinners
    • there but for the grace of God go I
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honest-to-god

  • adjective satellite (used informally especially for emphasis)
    honest-to-goodness; old; sure-enough.
    • a real honest-to-god live cowboy
    • had us a high old time
    • went upriver to look at a sure-enough fish wheel
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house of god

  • noun any building where congregations gather for prayer
    place of worship; house of worship; house of prayer.
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Household gods

  • (Rom. Antiq.), the gods presiding over the house and family; the Lares and Penates; hence, all objects endeared by association with home.
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kingdom of god

  • noun the spiritual domain over which God is sovereign
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lap of the gods

  • noun beyond human control or responsibility; it's in the lap of the gods now"
    • there is nothing more I can do
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olympic god

  • noun a classical Greek god after the overthrow of the Titans
    Olympian.
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party of god

  • noun a Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran; seeks to create an Iranian fundamentalist Islamic state in Lebanon; car bombs are the signature weapon
    Hizbullah; Organization of the Oppressed on Earth; Lebanese Hizballah; Islamic Jihad; Hezbollah; Hizballah; Hizbollah; Revolutionary Justice Organization; Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine.
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River god

  • a deity supposed to preside over a river as its tutelary divinity.
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scourge of god

  • noun king of the Huns; the most successful barbarian invader of the Roman Empire (406-453)
    Attila; Attila the Hun; Scourge of God.
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scourge of the gods

  • noun king of the Huns; the most successful barbarian invader of the Roman Empire (406-453)
    Attila; Attila the Hun; Scourge of God.
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sea god

  • noun a deity that personifies the sea and is usually believed to live in or to control the sea
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Sea" god`
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  1. A marine deity; a fabulous being supposed to live in, or have dominion over, the sea, or some particular sea or part of the sea, as Neptune.
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snake god

  • noun a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies
    zombie; zombi.
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soldiers of god

  • noun an Islamic extremist group of Kurds who oppose secular control with bombings and assassinations; believed to have ties with al-Qaeda
    Jund-ul-Islam.
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sun god

  • noun a god that personifies the sun or is otherwise associated with the sun
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The god of love, ∨ Love god

  • Cupid.
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tree of the gods

  • noun deciduous rapidly growing tree of China with foliage like sumac and sweetish fetid flowers; widely planted in United States as a street tree because of its resistance to pollution
    tree of heaven; Ailanthus altissima.
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twilight of the gods

  • noun myth about the ultimate destruction of the gods in a battle with evil
    Gotterdammerung; Ragnarok.
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war god

  • noun a god worshipped as giving victory in war
    god of war.
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water god

Wa"ter god`
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  1. (Myth.) A fabulous deity supposed to dwell in, and preside over, some body of water.
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Wood god

  • a fabled sylvan deity.
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word of god

  • noun a manifestation of the mind and will of God
  • noun the sacred writings of the Christian religions
    Christian Bible; Bible; Word; Holy Writ; Holy Scripture; Book; Good Book; Scripture.
    • he went to carry the Word to the heathen
  • noun the message of the Gospel of Christ
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