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 See More
Recent Examples on the Web
In Greek mythology, Prometheus was a Titan who stole fire from the Olympian gods and brought it to Earth for humankind.—Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Sep. 2023 For generations, most archaeologists were principally interested in the temple’s epic architecture and the official ornamentation on its walls, which include intricate reliefs of gods and goddesses carved by skilled artisans.—Amy Crawford, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Sep. 2023 Hawaii’s creation myth says that two gods had a stillborn baby, who was buried and grew into a kalo, or taro, plant.—Tori Otten, The New Republic, 27 Aug. 2023 Rebuffed in his attempts to form a family with the other apes, Monkey makes a bid to join the Immortals, the pantheon of gods led by the Jade Emperor (Hoon Lee).—David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Aug. 2023 On one side is San, a young woman raised by wolf gods, who despises humanity.—Matt Kamen, WIRED, 7 Sep. 2023 Neptune, the Roman god of the sea, is depicted on a chariot drawn by four hours and ringed by three young Tritons, among other figures.—Saman Shafiq, USA TODAY, 6 Sep. 2023 Liam Neeson has played Jesuit priests, Jedi masters, Greek gods, German industrialists, revolutionary heroes (Irish and Scottish), iconic sexologists, and megalomaniacal supervillains.—David Fear, Rolling Stone, 25 Aug. 2023 Human behavior remains a major factor in the holistic worldview that connects humans, gods and environment, and a return to respectful relationships is the key to a sustainable future.—David L. Haberman, Fortune, 15 Aug. 2023 See More
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Noun and Verb
Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German got god
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1