thank God/goodness/heaven(s)/the Lord

idiom

Definition of thank God/goodness/heaven(s)/the Lord

used to express happiness or relief that something did or did not happen
  • Thank God you got here when you did.
  • Thank goodness it turned out to be a false alarm.

Word by Word Definitions

thank play
  1. : to express gratitude to

  2. : to hold responsible

god play
  1. : the supreme or ultimate reality: such as

  2. : the Being perfect in power, wisdom, and goodness who is worshipped as creator and ruler of the universe

  3. : the incorporeal divine Principle ruling over all as eternal Spirit : infinite Mind

  1. : to treat as a god : idolize, deify

goodness play
  1. : the quality or state of being good

  2. used interjectionally or in phrases especially to express mild surprise or shock

  3. : the nutritious, flavorful, or beneficial part of something

heaven play
  1. : the expanse of space that seems to be over the earth like a dome : firmament

  2. : the dwelling place of the Deity and the blessed dead

  3. : a spiritual state of everlasting communion with God

  1. : the 19th letter of the English alphabet

  2. : a graphic representation of this letter

  3. : a speech counterpart of orthographic s

  1. sulfur

  1. — compare 1-es

  1. used to form adverbs denoting usual or repeated action or state

  1. — compare 2-es

lord play
  1. : one having power and authority over others:

  2. : a ruler by hereditary right or preeminence to whom service and obedience are due

  3. : one of whom a fee or estate is held in feudal tenure

  1. : to act like a lord


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