Definitions for: God


[n] a material effigy that is worshipped as a god; "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"; "money was his god"
[n] any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
[n] the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions
[n] a man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people; "he was a god among men"



Webster (1913) Definition: God, a. & n.
Good. [Obs.] --Chaucer.


God (g[o^]d), n. [AS. god; akin to OS. & D. god, OHG. got,
G. gott, Icel. gu[eth], go[eth], Sw. & Dan. gud, Goth. gup,
prob. orig. a p. p. from a root appearing in Skr. h[=u], p.
p. h[=u]ta, to call upon, invoke, implore. [root]30. Cf.
Goodbye, Gospel, Gossip.]
1. A being conceived of as possessing supernatural power, and
to be propitiated by sacrifice, worship, etc.; a divinity;
a deity; an object of worship; an idol.

He maketh a god, and worshipeth it. --Is. xliv.
15.

The race of Israel . . . bowing lowly down To
bestial gods. --Milton.

2. The Supreme Being; the eternal and infinite Spirit, the
Creator, and the Sovereign of the universe; Jehovah.

God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must
worship him in spirit and in truth. --John iv. 24.

3. A person or thing deified and honored as the chief good;
an object of supreme regard.

Whose god is their belly. --Phil. iii.
19.

4. Figuratively applied to one who wields great or despotic
power. [R.] --Shak.

Act of God. (Law) See under Act.

Gallery gods, the occupants of the highest and cheapest
gallery of a theater. [Colloq.]

God's acre, God's field, a burial place; a churchyard.
See under Acre.

God's house.
(a) An almshouse. [Obs.]
(b) A church.

God's penny, earnest penny. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.

God's Sunday, Easter.


God, v. t.
To treat as a god; to idolize. [Obs.] --Shak.

Synonyms: deity, divinity, graven image, idol, immortal, Supreme Being

See Also: Allah, Almighty, Anglo-Saxon deity, Arhant, Arhat, Boddhisatva, Bodhisattva, Celtic deity, Chinese deity, Creator, daemon, demigod, demiurge, Demogorgon, Divine, earth-god, effigy, Egyptian deity, Fates, God Almighty, god of war, goddess, Godhead, golden calf, Graeco-Roman deity, Greco-Roman deity, Greek deity, higher-up, Hindu deity, Hypnos, image, Jahvey, Jahweh, Japanese deity, Jehovah, JHVH, joss, Juggernaut, lohan, Lord, Maker, Morpheus, Norse deity, pantheon, Persian deity, Phrygian deity, Quetzalcoatl, Roman deity, saint, sea-god, Semitic deity, simulacrum, snake god, spiritual being, sun-god, superior, supernatural being, superordinate, Teutonic deity, the Fates, Wahvey, war god, Yahve, Yahveh, Yahwe, Yahweh, YHVH, YHWH, zombi, zombie

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