[ god-hed ]
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    • the essential being of God; the Supreme Being.

    • Christianity. the Holy Trinity of God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

  1. god·head, divinity; godhood.

  1. god·head, Rare. a god or goddess; deity.

Origin of Godhead

First recorded in 1200–50; Middle English godhede; see God, -head

Words Nearby Godhead

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How to use Godhead in a sentence

  • Wicca is a naturalistic religion whose followers generally worship a pantheistic Godhead and practice magic.

    Witches Blast O'Donnell | Ben Crair | September 20, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The other alleged sculpture of the Godhead requires more careful examination.

    The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
  • False gods, whatever degree of Godhead they usurped, had for a time the mystifying power of concealing their falsehood.

    Jaffery | William J. Locke
  • She had sat and listened for two mortal hours while her idol defiled himself and sneered away his Godhead.

    Tales and Fantasies | Robert Louis Stevenson
  • But it is possible to disengage and examine apart the two chief elements in the earliest as in the latest ideas of Godhead.

  • The appearance of a god in animal form—even in a loathsome animal form—would not derogate from his essential Godhead.

    The Science of Fairy Tales | Edwin Sidney Hartland

British Dictionary definitions for Godhead


/ (ˈɡɒdˌhɛd) /

noun(sometimes not capital)
  1. the essential nature and condition of being God

  2. the Godhead God

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