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
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Examples from the Web for godhead

Historical Examples of godhead

  • 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?



  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for godhead


noun (sometimes not capital)

the essential nature and condition of being God
the Godhead God
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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."

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