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NOUN (4)

1. the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions;
[syn: God, Supreme Being]

2. any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force;
[syn: deity, divinity, god, immortal]

3. a man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people;
- Example: "he was a god among men"

4. a material effigy that is worshipped;
- Example: "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"
- Example: "money was his god"
[syn: idol, graven image, god]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

God \God\, v. t. To treat as a god; to idolize. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

God \God\, a. & n. Good. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

God \God\ (g[o^]d), n. [AS. god; akin to OS. & D. god, OHG. got, G. gott, Icel. gu[eth], go[eth], Sw. & Dan. gud, Goth. gup, prob. orig. a p. p. from a root appearing in Skr. h[=u], p. p. h[=u]ta, to call upon, invoke, implore. [root]30. Cf. Goodbye, Gospel, Gossip.] 1. A being conceived of as possessing supernatural power, and to be propitiated by sacrifice, worship, etc.; a divinity; a deity; an object of worship; an idol. [1913 Webster] He maketh a god, and worshipeth it. --Is. xliv. 15. [1913 Webster] The race of Israel . . . bowing lowly down To bestial gods. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. The Supreme Being; the eternal and infinite Spirit, the Creator, and the Sovereign of the universe; Jehovah. [1913 Webster] God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. --John iv. 24. [1913 Webster] 3. A person or thing deified and honored as the chief good; an object of supreme regard. [1913 Webster] Whose god is their belly. --Phil. iii. 19. [1913 Webster] 4. Figuratively applied to one who wields great or despotic power. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] Act of God. (Law) See under Act. Gallery gods, the occupants of the highest and cheapest gallery of a theater. [Colloq.] God's acre, God's field, a burial place; a churchyard. See under Acre. God's house. (a) An almshouse. [Obs.] (b) A church. God's penny, earnest penny. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. God's Sunday, Easter. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

God n 1: the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions [syn: God, Supreme Being] 2: any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force [syn: deity, divinity, god, immortal] 3: a man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people; "he was a god among men" 4: a material effigy that is worshipped; "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"; "money was his god" [syn: idol, graven image, god]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

297 Moby Thesaurus words for "god": Aides, Aidoneus, Amen-Ra, Amor, Aphrodite, Apollo, Apollo Musagetes, Ares, Artemis, Ashtoreth, Astarte, Astraea, Athena, Atropos, Baal, Bellona, Bragi, Cailleac, Calliope, Castilian Spring, Cerberus, Ceres, Charon, Clio, Clotho, Cora, Cupid, Cynthia, Dame Fortune, Davy, Davy Jones, Decuma, Demeter, Despoina, Diana, Dike, Dionysus, Dis, Dis pater, Discordia, Donar, Dylan, Earth, Enyo, Erato, Erebus, Eris, Eros, Euterpe, Fata, Fates, Faunus, Fortuna, Frey, Freya, Frigg, Gaea, Ge, Hades, Heaven, Hecate, Hekate, Hel, Helicon, Helios, Hera, Hestia, Hippocrene, Hymen, Hyperion, Indra, Isis, Juno, Jupiter Fidius, Jupiter Fulgur, Jupiter Pluvius, Jupiter Tonans, Justice, Justitia, Kama, Kore, Lachesis, Loki, Love, Luna, Mars, Melpomene, Minerva, Minos, Moirai, Morta, Muse, Nemesis, Neptune, Nereid, Nereus, Nona, Norns, Oceanid, Oceanus, Odin, Orcus, Osiris, Pan, Parcae, Parnassus, Persephassa, Persephone, Phoebe, Phoebus, Phoebus Apollo, Pierian Spring, Pierides, Pluto, Polyhymnia, Poseidon, Priapus, Pronuba, Proserpina, Proserpine, Providence, Ra, Rhadamanthus, Satan, Savitar, Selene, Set, Shamash, Skuld, Sol, Surya, Teleia, Tellus, Terpsichore, Terra, Thalia, Themis, Thetis, Thor, Titan, Tiu, Triton, Tyche, Typhon, Tyr, Urdur, Varuna, Vayu, Venus, Verthandi, Vesta, Vidar, Vitharr, Weird Sisters, Weirds, Woden, Wotan, Zephyr, Zephyrus, Zeus, afflatus, artistic imagination, ball lightning, biosphere, blindfolded Justice, bolt, bolt of lightning, chain lightning, clash, clashing, conception, conflict, contention, corn spirit, creative imagination, creative power, creative thought, dark lightning, deep, deity, demigod, demigoddess, disaccord, disaffinity, discord, discordance, discordancy, disharmony, divinity, dread rattling thunder, enmity, esemplastic imagination, esemplastic power, faun, fertility god, field spirit, fire of genius, fireball, firebolt, flying flame, forest god, forked lightning, fresh-water nymph, friction, fulguration, fulmination, genius, geography, geosphere, globe, goddess, hero, heroine, idol, immortal, incompatibility, incompatibleness, inharmoniousness, inharmony, inspiration, jangle, jar, kelpie, lares and penates, levin bolt, lightning, limniad, man fish, mermaid, merman, mischief, mother earth, muse, mythicization, mythification, mythopoeia, naiad, nix, nixie, noncooperation, numen, oak-cleaving thunderbolts, ocean nymph, open conflict, panisc, panisca, paniscus, peal of thunder, phoenix, poesy, poetic genius, poetic imagination, power, rub, satyr, sea devil, sea god, sea nymph, sea-maid, sea-maiden, seaman, shaping imagination, sheet lightning, silenus, siren, spirit, strained relations, stroke of lightning, sylvan deity, tension, terra, terrestrial globe, the Muses, the blue planet, the goat god, this pendent world, thunder, thunderball, thunderbolt, thunderclap, thundercrack, thundering, thunderpeal, thunderstorm, thunderstroke, tutelary, undine, unharmoniousness, unpleasantness, vale, vale of tears, vegetation spirit, water god, water spirit, water sprite, whole wide world, world
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

GOD Global OutDial
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

GOD Grundsaetze ordnungsmaessiger Datenverarbeitung, "GoD"
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

God (A.S. and Dutch God; Dan. Gud; Ger. Gott), the name of the Divine Being. It is the rendering (1) of the Hebrew _'El_, from a word meaning to be strong; (2) of _'Eloah_, plural _'Elohim_. The singular form, _Eloah_, is used only in poetry. The plural form is more commonly used in all parts of the Bible, The Hebrew word Jehovah (q.v.), the only other word generally employed to denote the Supreme Being, is uniformly rendered in the Authorized Version by "LORD," printed in small capitals. The existence of God is taken for granted in the Bible. There is nowhere any argument to prove it. He who disbelieves this truth is spoken of as one devoid of understanding (Ps. 14:1). The arguments generally adduced by theologians in proof of the being of God are: (1.) The a priori argument, which is the testimony afforded by reason. (2.) The a posteriori argument, by which we proceed logically from the facts of experience to causes. These arguments are, (a) The cosmological, by which it is proved that there must be a First Cause of all things, for every effect must have a cause. (b) The teleological, or the argument from design. We see everywhere the operations of an intelligent Cause in nature. (c) The moral argument, called also the anthropological argument, based on the moral consciousness and the history of mankind, which exhibits a moral order and purpose which can only be explained on the supposition of the existence of God. Conscience and human history testify that "verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth." The attributes of God are set forth in order by Moses in Ex. 34:6,7. (see also Deut. 6:4; 10:17; Num. 16:22; Ex. 15:11; 33:19; Isa. 44:6; Hab. 3:6; Ps. 102:26; Job 34:12.) They are also systematically classified in Rev. 5:12 and 7:12. God's attributes are spoken of by some as absolute, i.e., such as belong to his essence as Jehovah, Jah, etc.; and relative, i.e., such as are ascribed to him with relation to his creatures. Others distinguish them into communicable, i.e., those which can be imparted in degree to his creatures: goodness, holiness, wisdom, etc.; and incommunicable, which cannot be so imparted: independence, immutability, immensity, and eternity. They are by some also divided into natural attributes, eternity, immensity, etc.; and moral, holiness, goodness, etc.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

GOD. From the Saxon god, good. The source of all good; the supreme being. 1. Every man is presumed to believe in God, and he who opposes a witness on the ground of his unbelief is bound to prove it. 3 Bouv. Inst. u. 3180. 2. Blasphemy against the Almighty, by denying his being or providence, was an offence punishable at common law by fine and imprisonment, or other infamous corporal punishment. 4 Bl. Corn. 60; 1 East, P. C. 3; 1 Russ. on Crimes, 217. This offence his been enlarged in Pennsylvania, and perhaps most of the states, by statutory provision. Vide Christianity; Blasphemy; 11 Serg. & Rawle, 394. 3. By article 1, of amendments to the Constitution of the United States, it is provided that "Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." In the United States, therefore, every one is allowed to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.