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- proper n. The single deity of various monotheistic religions.
- proper n. The single male deity of various duotheistic religions.
- proper n. An impersonal and universal spiritual presence or force.
- proper n. An omnipotent being, creator of the universe (as in deism).
- proper n. The (personification of the) laws of nature.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. The Supreme Being; the eternal and infinite Spirit, the Creator, and the Sovereign of the universe; Jehovah.
- n. A person or thing deified and honored as the chief good; an object of supreme regard.
- n. Figuratively applied to one who wields great or despotic power.
- transitive v. To treat as a god; to idolize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. [capitalized] The one Supreme or Absolute Being. The conceptions of God are various, differing widely in different systems of religion and metaphysics; but they fall, in general, under two heads: theism, which is most fully developed in Christianity, and in which God is regarded as a personal moral being, distinct from the universe, of which he is the author and ruler; and pantheism, in which God is conceived as not personal, and as identified with the universe. See theism, pantheism.
- n. In mythology, a being regarded as superior to nature, or as presiding over some department of it; a superior intelligence supposed to possess supernatural or divine powers and attributes, either general or special, and considered worthy of worship or other religious service; a divinity; a deity: as, the gods of the heathen; the god of the thunder or of riches; the sun-god; a fish-god.
- n. Figuratively, a person or thing that is made an object of extreme devotion or sought after above all other things; any object of supreme interest or admiration.
- n. An image of a deity; an idol.
- n. One of the audience in the upper gallery of a theater: so called from the elevated position, in allusion to the gods of Olympus.
- n. God be thanked; thank God.
- n. Easter Sunday.
- n. Corpus Christi day.
- To deify.
- n. A Middle English form of good.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people
- n. any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
- n. a material effigy that is worshipped
- n. the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions
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