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Definition of "god" []

  • A being conceived as the perfect, omnipotent, omniscient originator and ruler of the universe, the principal object of faith and worship in monotheistic religions. (noun)
  • The force, effect, or a manifestation or aspect of this being. (noun)
  • A being of supernatural powers or attributes, believed in and worshiped by a people, especially a male deity thought to control some part of nature or reality. (noun)
  • An image of a supernatural being; an idol. (noun)
  • One that is worshiped, idealized, or followed: Money was their god. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "god" in a sentence
  • "This use of the term, _which was common to him with his contemporaries_, and continued to be common after his time, is illustrated by his remarks on the passage, 'and the Logos was God'; in which he contended, that the Logos was god, in an inferior sense; -- not as we would say God, but _a god_, not _the_ divine being, but _a_ divine being."
  • "Every tribe and every clan has its own protecting god, and every individual has his _my god_."
  • "⁊ us ba neomen god ende · for {} ȝelde alle þe us god doð · ⁊ milci hare sawle þe us god  {175} idon habbeð · hare sawle ⁊ alle cristene sawleS."