What does GOD mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. God, Supreme Being(noun)

    the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions

  2. deity, divinity, god, immortal(noun)

    any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force

  3. god(noun)

    a man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people

    "he was a god among men"

  4. idol, graven image, god(noun)

    a material effigy that is worshipped

    "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"; "money was his god"


  1. god(Noun)

    A deity:

  2. god(Noun)

    An idol

  3. god(Noun)

    A person in a high position of authority; a powerful ruler or tyrant.

  4. god(Noun)

    An exceedingly handsome man.

    Lounging on the beach were several Greek gods.

  5. god(Noun)

    The person who owns and runs a multi-user dungeon.

  6. god(Verb)

    to idolize

  7. god(Verb)

    to deify

  8. God(ProperNoun)

    The single deity of various monotheistic religions.

  9. God(ProperNoun)

    The single male deity of various duotheistic religions.

  10. God(ProperNoun)

    An impersonal and universal spiritual presence or force.

  11. God(ProperNoun)

    An omnipotent being, creator of the universe (as in deism).

  12. God(ProperNoun)

    The (personification of the) laws of nature.

  13. God(ProperNoun)

    The Horned God

  14. Origin: gōdaz, from gʰadʰ-. Cognate with Old Frisian god, Old Saxon god, Dutch goed, Old High German guot (German gut), Old Norse góðr (Swedish god), Gothic 0332034903380343.

Webster Dictionary

  1. God


  2. God(noun)

    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

  3. God(noun)

    the Supreme Being; the eternal and infinite Spirit, the Creator, and the Sovereign of the universe; Jehovah

  4. God(noun)

    a person or thing deified and honored as the chief good; an object of supreme regard

  5. God(noun)

    figuratively applied to one who wields great or despotic power

  6. God(verb)

    to treat as a god; to idolize

  7. Origin: [AS. god; akin to OS. & D. god, OHG. got, G. gott, Icel. gu, go, Sw. & Dan. gud, Goth. gup, prob. orig. a p. p. from a root appearing in Skr. h, p. p. hta, to call upon, invoke, implore. 30. Cf. Goodbye, Gospel, Gossip.]


  1. God

    God is often conceived as the supreme being and principal object of faith. In theism, God is the creator and sustainer of the universe. In deism, God is the creator of the universe. In pantheism, God is the universe itself. Theologians have ascribed a variety of attributes to the many different conceptions of God. Common among these are omniscience, omnipotence, omnipresence, omnibenevolence, divine simplicity, and eternal and necessary existence. Monotheism is the belief in the existence of one God or in the oneness of God. God has also been conceived as being incorporeal, a personal being, the source of all moral obligation, and the "greatest conceivable existent". Many notable medieval philosophers and modern philosophers have developed arguments for and against the existence of God. There are many names for God, and different names are attached to different cultural ideas about who God is and what attributes he possesses. In the Hebrew Bible "I Am that I Am", and the "Tetragrammaton" YHVH are used as names of God, while Yahweh, and Jehovah are sometimes used in Christianity as vocalizations of YHVH. In Arabic, the name Allah is used, and because of the predominance of Islam among Arab speakers, the name "Allah" has connotations with Islamic faith and culture. Muslims regard a multitude of titular names for God, while in Judaism it is common to refer to God by the titular names Elohim or Adonai. In Hinduism, Brahman is often considered a monistic deity. Other religions have names for God, for instance, Baha in the Bahá'í Faith, Waheguru in Sikhism, and Ahura Mazda in Zoroastrianism.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. God

    god, n. the Supreme Being: the Creator and Preserver of the world: an object of worship, an idol: (B.) a ruler:—fem. God′dess: (pl.) the occupants of the gallery of a theatre.—v.t. (Shak.) to deify.—interj. God′-a-mer′cy (Shak.), probably a corruption of 'God have mercy!'—ns. God′child; God′daughter; God′dess-ship (Byron), state or quality of a goddess; God′father, God′mother, the persons who, at baptism, guarantee a child's religious education.—adjs. God′-forsak′en, miserable, as if forsaken by God; God′-fear′ing, reverencing God.—n. God′head, state of being a god: deity: divine nature—also rarely God′hood.—adj. God′less, living without God: impious: atheistical.—adv. God′lessly.—n. God′lessness.—adj. God′like, like God: divine.—ns. Godli′ness; God′ling (Dryden), a little god.—adj. God′ly, like God in character: pious: according to God's law.—advs. God′ly, God′lily.—ns. God′ly-head (Spens.), goodness; God′send, an unexpected piece of good fortune; God′ship, the rank or character of a god: a divinity; God′-smith (Dryden), a maker of idols; God′son; God′speed, a wish for good speed or success.—adv. God′ward, toward God.—God's acre, a burial-ground (imitated from Ger. Gottesacker); God's truth, an absolute truth—an emphatic asseveration.—Household gods, among the Romans, the special gods presiding over the family: anything bound up with home interests. [A.S. god; Ger. gott, Goth. guth, Dut. god; all from a Teut. root gutha, God, and quite distinct from good.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. god

    1. The John Doe of philosophy and religion. 2. The first atheist. 3. A puzzle-editor.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. god

    We retain the Anglo-Saxon word to designate the ALMIGHTY; signifying good, to do good, doing good, and to benefit; terms such as our classic borrowings cannot pretend to.

Editors Contribution

  1. God

    God (Almighty) is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. That is to say, God is fantastically and extraordinarily good, wonderful and awesome all-round. In fact, God is indescribable and incomparable.

    Emeasoba George

    Submitted by emeasoba_g on February 27, 2018  
  2. God

    God is all in all (supreme, everything to everyone, the indwelling and controlling factor of life).

    Emeasoba George

    Submitted by emeasoba_g on February 27, 2018  
  3. God

    The creator of all in the universe. God is a power force done unto himself.The ALMIGHTY ONE


    Submitted by Karina luving on June 6, 2019  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GOD' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #519

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GOD' in Written Corpus Frequency: #320

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GOD' in Nouns Frequency: #927

Anagrams for GOD »

  1. dog, DOG

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  1. Alex
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  1. god


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GOD in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GOD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of GOD in a Sentence

  1. Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, section 108:

    God is dead.

  2. Richard Buckminster Fuller:

    God is a verb.

  3. Dallas Woodhouse:

    Oh God, it's Mom.

  4. Christopher St. John:

    A Man Called God.

  5. Abu Jayyab:

    God bless his soul.

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