one of several deities, especially a male deity, presiding over some portion of worldly affairs.: Compare goddess (def. 1).
an image of a deity; an idol.
any deified person or object.
a nebulous powerful force imagined to be responsible for one's fate: The god of poker dealt me two aces.
the upper balcony in a theater.
the spectators in this part of the balcony.
to regard or treat as a god; deify; idolize.
- non·god, noun
- sem·i·god, noun
- subgod, noun
- un·der·god, noun
Other definitions for God (2 of 2)
(used to express disappointment, disbelief, weariness, frustration, annoyance, or the like): God, do we have to listen to this nonsense?
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How to use god in a sentence
Over four days, we tallied 160,000 vertical feet of descents—per person—while the weather gods delivered snow and brutal cold.
Snakes, it appears, may have also whispered beyond the grave, serving as a messenger between the gods and a worshipper.X-rays reveal what ancient animal mummies keep under wraps | Helen Thompson | August 20, 2020 | Science News
In an interesting note, Yebisu is also the god of jellyfishes, given his initial boneless form.
Another popular myth pertains to how Amaterasu locked herself in a cave after having a violent altercation with Susanoo, the storm god.
Venerated as the god of mercy, compassion, and even pets, the deity is revered as a Bodhisattva.
It is the summit of human happiness: the surrender of man to god, of woman to man, of several women to the same man.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President | Pierre Assouline | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Personally, I deal with manners of righteousness and god,” he says.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion | Nina Strochlic | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
My body used for his hard pleasure; a stone god gripping me in his hands.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits | Emily Shire | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Yet, for god knows what reason, his name is never brought up in the “Great American Filmmaker” conversation.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’ | Marlow Stern | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The mythic origin of the feast was the creation of the world by the god Marduk.
The supernaturalist alleges that religion was revealed to man by god, and that the form of this revelation is a sacred book.
Each religion claims that its own Bible is the direct revelation of god, and is the only true Bible teaching the only true faith.
Elyon is the name of an ancient Phœnician god, slain by his son El, no doubt the “first-born of death” in Job xviii.Solomon and Solomonic Literature | Moncure Daniel Conway
But if god made man, then god is responsible for all man's acts and thoughts, and therefore man cannot sin against god.
He felt himself the meanest, vilest thing a-crawl upon this sinful earth, and she—dear god!St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for god (1 of 2)
a supernatural being, who is worshipped as the controller of some part of the universe or some aspect of life in the world or is the personification of some force: Related adjective: divine
an image, idol, or symbolic representation of such a deity
any person or thing to which excessive attention is given: money was his god
a man who has qualities regarded as making him superior to other men
(in plural) the gallery of a theatre
British Dictionary definitions for God (2 of 2)
theol the sole Supreme Being, eternal, spiritual, and transcendent, who is the Creator and ruler of all and is infinite in all attributes; the object of worship in monotheistic religions
play God to behave in an imperious or superior manner
an oath or exclamation used to indicate surprise, annoyance, etc (and in such expressions as My God! or God Almighty!)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with god
In addition to the idioms beginning with god
- God forbid
- God knows
- act of god
- for god's sake
- honest to god
- lap of the gods
- mills of gods grind slowly
- my god
- put the fear of god in
- so help me (god)
- thank god
- there but for the grace of god
- tin god
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