god

noun
\ˈgäd also ˈgȯd \

Definition of god 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 capitalized : the supreme or ultimate reality: such 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 : 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

god

verb
godded; godding

Definition of god (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to treat as a god : idolize, deify

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Synonyms for god

Synonyms: Noun

hero, icon (also ikon), idol

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Examples of god in a Sentence

Noun

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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

It was teased during Illenium's EDC Las Vegas set last May, and now it's teased on Twitter once more, but the release date for the future bass producer's epic ballad with bass god Excision is finally real. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Excision & Illenium Tease 'Gold (Stupid Love)' Collaboration: Hear the Sneak Peek," 13 July 2018 In Hinduism, the country’s predominant religion, gods transform into goddesses and men become pregnant. New York Times, "India’s Supreme Court Considers Decriminalizing Gay Sex," 10 July 2018 After all: How many myths are there about a god who carries the sun across the sky? Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "“The Beginning” is a series finale all about series finales.," 8 July 2018 While Lee embraced his status as a creative god among comics fans, appearing at conventions and in constant cameos in Marvel's films, Ditko was a recluse who won the worship of the most hardcore comic-book geeks. NBC News, "Steve Ditko, Spider-Man co-creator, dies at age 90," 7 July 2018 There were recurring dramatic threads; a trio of scientists, along with a water goddess and god. David Lyman, Cincinnati.com, "CCM students set sail for Scotland to perform water-themed show with 'no plot whatsoever'," 5 July 2018 Normally ranging from $595-$1,195, these mattresses are truly a gift from the memory foam gods. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Alert: Casper Mattress Is The Deal Of The Day On Amazon," 27 June 2018 Men head the majority of governments and control the increasingly lethal weapons, using women and gods as moral shields. The Atlantic, "What Book or Article Would You Make Required Reading for Everyone on Earth?," 26 June 2018 Also, Run-DMC were fashion gods and would’ve never been caught dead in the goofy getup Patton was wearing. Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root, "GOP Senate Candidate Who Dressed as a Blackface 'Rapper' Issues Half-Ass Apology and Points Out His Black Friends," 18 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

But may god forgive the literary critic who swallows the guff of Twenge and her ilk. Josephine Livingstone, New Republic, "American Authors Are Swearing More. So What?," 11 Aug. 2017 A little floofy, but Shu Uemura's Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil tamps it down into honest to god blow-out waves. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "This Straightening Brush Takes Me From Curly to Smooth in 20 Minutes Flat," 10 July 2017

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First Known Use of god

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1595, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for god

Noun

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German got god

Verb

see god entry 1

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god

noun

English Language Learners 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

god

noun
\ˈgäd \

Kids Definition of god

1 capitalized : 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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