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Meaning of GOD

Pronunciation:  gâd, gâd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a material effigy that is worshipped as a god; "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"; "money was his god"
  2. [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
  3. [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
  4. [n]  a man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people; "he was a god among men"

GOD is a 3 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: deity, divinity, graven image, idol, immortal, Supreme Being
 See Also: Allah, Almighty, Anglo-Saxon deity, Arhant, Arhat, Boddhisatva, Bodhisattva, Celtic deity, Chinese deity, Creator, daemon, demigod, demiurge, Demogorgon, Divine, earth-god, effigy, Egyptian deity, Fates, God Almighty, god of war, goddess, Godhead, golden calf, Graeco-Roman deity, Greco-Roman deity, Greek deity, higher-up, Hindu deity, Hypnos, image, Jahvey, Jahweh, Japanese deity, Jehovah, JHVH, joss, Juggernaut, lohan, Lord, Maker, Morpheus, Norse deity, pantheon, Persian deity, Phrygian deity, Quetzalcoatl, Roman deity, saint, sea-god, Semitic deity, simulacrum, snake god, spiritual being, sun-god, superior, supernatural being, superordinate, Teutonic deity, the Fates, Wahvey, war god, Yahve, Yahveh, Yahwe, Yahweh, YHVH, YHWH, zombi, zombie



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \God\, a. & n.
    Good. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \God\ (g[o^]d), n. [AS. god; akin to OS. & D. god, OHG. got,
    G. gott, Icel. gu[eth], go[eth], Sw. & Dan. gud, Goth. gup,
    prob. orig. a p. p. from a root appearing in Skr. h[=u], p.
    p. h[=u]ta, to call upon, invoke, implore. [root]30. Cf.
    {Goodbye}, {Gospel}, {Gossip}.]
    1. 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.
             He maketh a god, and worshipeth it.   --Is. xliv.
             The race of Israel . . . bowing lowly down To
             bestial gods.                         --Milton.
    2. The Supreme Being; the eternal and infinite Spirit, the
       Creator, and the Sovereign of the universe; Jehovah.
             God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must
             worship him in spirit and in truth.   --John iv. 24.
    3. A person or thing deified and honored as the chief good;
       an object of supreme regard.
             Whose god is their belly.             --Phil. iii.
    4. Figuratively applied to one who wields great or despotic
       power. [R.] --Shak.
    {Act of God}. (Law) See under {Act}.
    {Gallery gods}, the occupants of the highest and cheapest
       gallery of a theater. [Colloq.]
    {God's acre}, {God's field}, a burial place; a churchyard.
       See under {Acre}.
    {God's house}.
       (a) An almshouse. [Obs.]
       (b) A church.
    {God's penny}, earnest penny. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.
    {God's Sunday}, Easter.
  3. \God\, v. t.
    To treat as a god; to idolize. [Obs.] --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing God in your dream means your spirituality and expression of your feelings about divinity. God also symbolizes an untouchable, unreachable, and unattainable notion of perfection. Thus such a dream may highlight your struggles and attempts with trying to be perfect. Dreaming that you are worshipping God means repentance of your actions and errors. Dreaming that God speaks to you means feelings of guilt, eternal punishment, and damnation. Dreaming that you are a god, implies your own special talents which you have not yet recognized or have not fully developed. Alternatively, it suggests your feelings of superiority over others.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(A.S. and Dutch God; Dan. Gud; Ger. Gott), the name of the Divine Being. It is the rendering (1) of the Hebrew _'El_, from a word meaning to be strong; (2) of _'Eloah_, plural _'Elohim_. The singular form, _Eloah_, is used only in poetry. The plural form is more commonly used in all parts of the Bible, The Hebrew word Jehovah (q.v.), the only other word generally employed to denote the Supreme Being, is uniformly rendered in the Authorized Version by "LORD," printed in small capitals. The existence of God is taken for granted in the Bible. There is nowhere any argument to prove it. He who disbelieves this truth is spoken of as one devoid of understanding (Ps. 14:1).

The arguments generally adduced by theologians in proof of the being of God are:

(1.) The a priori argument, which is the testimony afforded by reason.

(2.) The a posteriori argument, by which we proceed logically from the facts of experience to causes. These arguments are,

(a) The cosmological, by which it is proved that there must be a First Cause of all things, for every effect must have a cause.

(b) The teleological, or the argument from design. We see everywhere the operations of an intelligent Cause in nature.

(c) The moral argument, called also the anthropological argument, based on the moral consciousness and the history of mankind, which exhibits a moral order and purpose which can only be explained on the supposition of the existence of God. Conscience and human history testify that "verily there is a God that judgeth in the earth."

The attributes of God are set forth in order by Moses in Ex. 34:6,7. (see also Deut. 6:4; 10:17; Num. 16:22; Ex. 15:11; 33:19; Isa. 44:6; Hab. 3:6; Ps. 102:26; Job 34:12.) They are also systematically classified in Rev. 5:12 and 7:12.

God's attributes are spoken of by some as absolute, i.e., such as belong to his essence as Jehovah, Jah, etc.; and relative, i.e., such as are ascribed to him with relation to his creatures. Others distinguish them into communicable, i.e., those which can be imparted in degree to his creatures: goodness, holiness, wisdom, etc.; and incommunicable, which cannot be so imparted: independence, immutability, immensity, and eternity. They are by some also divided into natural attributes, eternity, immensity, etc.; and moral, holiness, goodness, etc.

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