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[god-hed] /ˈgɒdˌhɛd/
  1. the essential being of God; the Supreme Being.
  2. the Holy Trinity of God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
(lowercase) divinity; godhood.
(lowercase) Rare. a god or goddess; deity.
Origin of Godhead
1200-50; Middle English godhede; see God, -head Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The Trinity had, so to speak, come between me and the Godhead.

  • Do you mean that I do not believe in the Godhead of the sun or moon, like other men?

    Apology Plato
  • With the creature we cannot come into contact with the Godhead—but with the soul only.

    The Prodigal Returns Lilian Staveley
  • This new consciousness, this new worship, this new love is for the Godhead.

    The Prodigal Returns Lilian Staveley
  • Nor did it content the Godhead merely to watch over the interests of man's body.

    The Memorabilia Xenophon
  • This is the entry to the Kingdom, and immediately we taste of the Godhead.

    The Prodigal Returns Lilian Staveley
  • It was for them the sign of princeship, as a tiara was the sign of Godhead.

  • Forrester hoped that the Godhead was feeling in a kind and merciful mood.

    Pagan Passions Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He had actually described himself as the fourth person in the Godhead!

  • This was sufficient for them to know of the mystery of the Godhead.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
British Dictionary definitions for Godhead


noun (sometimes not capital)
the essential nature and condition of being God
the Godhead, God
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Godhead



c.1200, from god + Middle English -hede, cognate with -hood and German -heit. Along with maidenhead, this is the sole survival of this form of the suffix. Old English had godhad "divine nature."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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