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
Given the somewhat macabre origins of the feast, many of the celebrations were designed to placate the gods.
In Greek mythology, the species became associated with numerous gods.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity | William O’Connor | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This puts them at odds with the countless polytheistic religions, where many gods compete for prominence.Does Pope Francis Believe Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God? | Jay Parini | December 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
While many Hawaiians still secretly worshipped the old gods, kapu was dead as a public pillar of the social structure.
Biological variation was celebrated in the pantheon of the gods.
Under all man's dreams of eternal gods and eternal heavens lies man's passion for the eternal feminine.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
Have any of the gods of the nations delivered their land out of the hand of the king of the Assyrians?The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
The names of the gods of the heathen were not even to be mentioned; and hence were not to be used in making an oath.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
But very many kings, kings' sons, son-gods, and heroes had been crucified ages before Him.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
The drunken Man staggered to his feet, and hiccupped vehemently in the face of the assembled Gods.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
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!)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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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