Definition of god
1 capitalized : the supreme or ultimate reality: such asa : the Being perfect in power, wisdom, and goodness who is worshipped as creator and ruler of the universeb Christian Science : the incorporeal divine Principle ruling over all as eternal Spirit : infinite Mind
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 Greek gods of love and war
3 : a person or thing of supreme value had photos of baseball's gods pinned to his bedroom wall
4 : a powerful ruler Hollywood gods that control our movies' fates
Examples of god in a Sentence
Does she believe in God?
I pray to God that no one was seriously injured in the accident.
the gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt
a myth about the god of war
an offering for the gods
a professor who was regarded as a kind of god
a guitar god like Jimi Hendrix
Recent Examples of god from the Web
The Duke Ellingtons and the Michael Jordans will be our kings, but the Albert Einsteins and the Stephen Hawkings will be our gods.
The tower in question is suspected to be part of the Huey Tzompantli, which was located on the corner of the chapel of Huitzilopochtli, the Aztec god of sun, war and human sacrifice.
According to a report from Reuters, the tower is 6 meters in diameter, and once stood at the corner of a massive temple to Huitzilopochtli, an Aztec god associated with human sacrifice, war, and the sun.
The day 21-year-old Valerie Bertinelli walked down the aisle with rock god Eddie Van Halen, 25, was just another workday for band manager Noel E. Monk.
The militants destroyed its two most glorious temples, to the gods Bel and Baalshamin, dating back to the 1st century, and blew up a Roman Arch of Triumph.
Or maybe nothing has actually changed, and maybe the past year since Preacher premiered has seen enough out-there programming debut — Legion, Twin Peaks, the aforementioned American Gods, etc. —
In addition to whatever the phone wizards of Cupertino are whipping up for the fall, the laptop gods of Lenovo are also planning a super-special version of the all-black, corporate raider of PCs, the ThinkPad, on its 25th anniversary.
The Wooster, named after street style god Nick Wooster, is the slip-on sneaker for the man for whom even a tasteful checkboard pattern hits OTT territory.
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Origin and Etymology of god
Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German got god
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
GOD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of god for English Language Learners
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
GOD Defined for Kids
Definition of god for Students
1 cap : the Being worshipped as the creator and ruler of the universe
2 : a being believed to have more than human powers Ancient peoples worshipped many gods.
3 : an object worshipped as divine
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