God

[ god ]
/ gɒd /

noun

verb (used with object), god·ded, god·ding. (lowercase)

to regard or treat as a god; deify; idolize.

interjection

(used to express disappointment, disbelief, weariness, frustration, annoyance, or the like): God, do we have to listen to this nonsense?

Origin of God

before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch god, German Gott, Old Norse goth, Gothic guth

Related formsnon·god, nounsem·i·god, nounsub·god, nounun·der·god, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for god

god

/ (ɡɒd) /

noun

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 forceRelated adjective: divine
an image, idol, or symbolic representation of such a deity
any person or thing to which excessive attention is givenmoney was his god
a man who has qualities regarded as making him superior to other men
(in plural) the gallery of a theatre

Word Origin for god

Old English god; related to Old Norse goth, Old High German got, Old Irish guth voice

God

/ (ɡɒd) /

noun

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

interjection

an oath or exclamation used to indicate surprise, annoyance, etc (and in such expressions as My God! or God Almighty!)
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Word Origin and History for god

god

n.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with god

God

In addition to the idioms beginning with god

  • God forbid
  • God knows

also see:

  • 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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