Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A being conceived as the perfect, omnipotent, omniscient originator and ruler of the universe, the principal object of faith and worship in monotheistic religions.
  • n. The force, effect, or a manifestation or aspect of this being.
  • n. 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.
  • n. An image of a supernatural being; an idol.
  • n. One that is worshiped, idealized, or followed: Money was their god.
  • n. A very handsome man.
  • n. A powerful ruler or despot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A deity:
  • n. An idol
  • n. A person in a high position of authority; a powerful ruler or tyrant.
  • n. An exceedingly handsome man.
  • n. The person who owns and runs a multi-user dungeon.
  • v. To idolize.
  • v. to deify

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old English.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old English god ("deity") (akin to Old High German got (a rank of deity)), originally neuter, then changed to masculine to reflect the change in religion to Christianity, both from the Proto-Germanic *gudan (compare Dutch god, German Gott, Danish gud), from the Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰuto- (“invoked [one]”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰewH- (“to call, to invoke”) or *ǵʰew- (“to pour”). Not related to the word good. (Wiktionary)

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  • Public School Slang: 6th-form boy.

    April 14, 2009

  • ..means good is Swedish. Good God - Bad God. God is dog the other way around. Does God come when you whistle? I'm sure s/he does.

    June 24, 2007