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See also Father, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, and Trinity

God, a. & n.

Defn: Good. [Obs.] Chaucer.

God, n. Etym: [AS. god; akin to OS. & D. god, OHG. got, G. gott, Icel. gu, go, Sw. & Dan. gud, Goth. gup, prob. orig. a p. p. from a root appearing in Skr. h, p. p. h, to call upon, invoke, implore. Goodbye, Gospel, Gossip.]

1. 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 4:24.
The name "God" can refer to God the Father or the three Persons in one God--Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and Holy Spirit.

2. 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. Isaiah 44:15
The race of Israel . . . bowing lowly down To bestial gods. Milton.

3. A person or thing deified and honored as the chief good; an object of supreme regard.
Whose god is their belly. Philippians 3:19.

4. Figuratively applied to one who wields great or despotic power. [R.] Shak. Act of God. (Law) See under Act.
-- 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.
-- Gallery gods, the occupants of the highest and cheapest gallery of a theater. [Colloq.]

God, v. t.

Defn: To treat as a god; to idolize. [Obs.] Shak.

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