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noun \ˈgäd also ˈgd\

God : the perfect and all-powerful spirit or being that is worshipped especially by Christians, Jews, and Muslims as the one who created and rules the universe

: a spirit or being that has great power, strength, knowledge, etc., and that can affect nature and the lives of people : one of various spirits or beings worshipped in some religions

: a person and especially a man who is greatly loved or admired

Full Definition of GOD

capitalized :  the supreme or ultimate reality: as
a :  the Being perfect in power, wisdom, and goodness who is worshipped as creator and ruler of the universe
b Christian Science :  the incorporeal divine Principle ruling over all as eternal Spirit :  infinite Mind
:  a being or object believed to have more than natural attributes and powers and to require human worship; specifically :  one controlling a particular aspect or part of reality
:  a person or thing of supreme value
:  a powerful ruler

Examples of GOD

  1. Does she believe in God?
  2. I pray to God that no one was seriously injured in the accident.
  3. the gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt
  4. a myth about the god of war
  5. an offering for the gods
  6. a professor who was regarded as a kind of god
  7. a guitar god like Jimi Hendrix

Origin of GOD

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German got god
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to GOD

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix

Rhymes with GOD



Definition of GOD

transitive verb
:  to treat as a god :  idolize, deify

First Known Use of GOD


Rhymes with GOD

GOD Defined for Kids


noun \ˈgäd\

Definition of GOD for Kids

cap :  the Being worshipped as the creator and ruler of the universe
:  a being believed to have more than human powers <Ancient peoples worshipped many gods.>
:  an object worshipped as divine
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