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god

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noun \ˈgäd also ˈgȯd\

Simple Definition of god

  • 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

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 :  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

  3. 3 :  a person or thing of supreme value

  4. 4 :  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

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Rhymes with god


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god

verb

Definition of god

god·dedgod·ding

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to treat as a god :  idolize, deify



1595

First Known Use of god

1595

Rhymes with god




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