Definitions

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

  • n. Divinity; godhood.
  • n. The Christian God, especially the Trinity.
  • n. The essential and divine nature of God, regarded abstractly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. divinity or godhood, divine essence or nature
  • n. God
  • n. any deity or idol
  • n. an admired or influential person or entity

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Godship; deity; divinity; divine nature or essence; godhood.
  • n. The Deity; God; the Supreme Being.
  • n. A god or goddess; a divinity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being God or a god; divine nature; deity; divinity.
  • n. [capitalized] The essential being or nature of God; the Supreme Being in all his attributes and relations.
  • n. A deity; a god or goddess.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God

Etymologies

Middle English godhode, godhede, from Old English godhād : god, god; see god + -hād, -hood.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English god +‎ -head, first attested in the Ancrene Riuwle (ca. 1225); compare godhood. (Wiktionary)

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