- the upper balcony in a theater.
- the spectators in this part of the balcony.
verb (used with object), god·ded, god·ding. (lowercase)
Origin of God
Examples from the Web for god
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|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|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|DAILY BEAST
The mythic origin of the feast was the creation of the world by the god Marduk.
Hand to God Sexual repression has been around for centuries, courtesy of all our favorite religions.Hedwig, Hugh & Michael Cera: 12 Powerhouse Theater Performances of 2014|Janice Kaplan|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"God grant that Canada may see its duty clearly," said Mr. McPherson.The Major|Ralph Connor
But in the fifteenth century God and Humanity were both hard of hearing.The Story of Joan of Arc|M. M. Mangasarian
All the epochs that have existed since God first formed the world are mine to play with!
Any unnecessary work or any recreation which hinders us from hearing and profiting by God's Word is sinful.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism|Joseph Stump
It was true in the assembly of Israel of old, and assuredly it is not less true in the Church of God now.Life and Times of David|Charles Henry Mackintosh
British Dictionary definitions for god (1 of 2)
Word Origin for god
British Dictionary definitions for god (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for god
Old English god "supreme being, deity; the Christian God; image of a god; godlike person," from Proto-Germanic *guthan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Dutch god, Old High German got, German Gott, Old Norse guð, Gothic guþ), from PIE *ghut- "that which is invoked" (cf. Old Church Slavonic zovo "to call," Sanskrit huta- "invoked," an epithet of Indra), from root *gheu(e)- "to call, invoke."
But some trace it to PIE *ghu-to- "poured," from root *gheu- "to pour, pour a libation" (source of Greek khein "to pour," also in the phrase khute gaia "poured earth," referring to a burial mound; see found (v.2)). "Given the Greek facts, the Germanic form may have referred in the first instance to the spirit immanent in a burial mound" [Watkins]. Cf. also Zeus.
Not related to good. Originally a neuter noun in Germanic, the gender shifted to masculine after the coming of Christianity. Old English god probably was closer in sense to Latin numen. A better word to translate deus might have been Proto-Germanic *ansuz, but this was used only of the highest deities in the Germanic religion, and not of foreign gods, and it was never used of the Christian God. It survives in English mainly in the personal names beginning in Os-.
I want my lawyer, my tailor, my servants, even my wife to believe in God, because it means that I shall be cheated and robbed and cuckolded less often. ... If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him. [Voltaire]
God bless you after someone sneezes is credited to St. Gregory the Great, but the pagan Romans (Absit omen) and Greeks had similar customs.
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