from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

  • Good.
  • 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

  • To deify.
  • 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.
  • 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


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English, from the Old English god ("supreme being, deity") (related to Old High German got ("a rank of deity")), from the Proto-Germanic *gudan (compare Dutch and West Frisian God, German Gott, Danish Gud), from the Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰuto- (“that which is invoked”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰaw- (“to call, to invoke”) or *ǵʰew- (“to pour”). Not related to the word good.



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