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.
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- n. terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
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)