Adjective "god" definition and examples

(God may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɡɒd/

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Definitions and examples

noun

(in Christianity and other monotheistic religions) the creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority; the supreme being.
  1. 'Nanak says God is the Creator and He Himself explains His Command to the true devotees.'
  2. 'Its difficult for us to neatly categorise Jesus, this love of God, as a Christian or a Jew.'
  3. 'What if the God at issue is the Trinitarian God of Christian worship and theology?'
  4. 'For in order to save us in such a way as to satisfy himself, God through Christ substituted himself for us.'
  5. 'It is vital that the churches know God through Christ and the gospel of grace.'
  6. 'The same God who sent ravens to feed his prophet had used the most unlikely person in the town to meet our need.'
  7. 'Worshipping the true God is an authentic act of resistance to all forms of idolatry.'
  8. 'All of us are sinful, we have all done wrong and this separates us from our creator God.'
  9. 'She was advised to pray to the God of the Christians, who has power over all spirits.'
  10. 'Even the Christian God at times would come into my dreams and makes himself known.'
(in certain other religions) a superhuman being or spirit worshipped as having power over nature or human fortunes; a deity.
  1. 'the Hindu god Vishnu'
  2. 'The Second Isaiah's approach to the worship of Babylonian gods and religious practices is well known.'
  3. 'Some religions maintain that there is just one God and that all the gods of all religions except theirs were created by human beings.'
  4. 'In pre-Islamic Arabia, Mecca was a major city on the trade routes, a pilgrimage site, and a site of worship of numerous pre-Islamic gods and goddesses.'
  5. 'Archangels, elemental lords, quarter powers, lesser gods, Loa, are above us but not beyond our reach, such as an older sibling or an aunt or uncle.'
  6. 'Because, at least when doing the ritual itself, you have to believe in the god or spirit you are working with.'
  7. 'Worshippers repeat the names of their favourite gods and goddesses, and repeat mantras.'
  8. 'On the surface it may appear to be polytheistic with many gods and objects worshipped in various forms.'
  9. 'Christian saints are often credited with the supernatural powers attributed to the gods of native Amerindian religions.'
  10. 'In Jainism, there is no worship of gods, goddesses or spirits.'
  11. 'The kami are the gods, the deities, there are so many in Japan.'
  12. 'A mountain is god, a river is god, and animals have natural and supernatural values.'
  13. 'Never the less she saw on the front of the golden band it was one of the dragon god's symbols.'
  14. 'Both had wide platforms built around them in stone and mud, with three images of entwined snake gods embedded in the mud, close to the tree trunks.'
  15. 'What an unfortunate fate the gods had condemned her to.'
  16. 'On a recent visit to Nick's place, I decided to tempt fate and see what the telephone gods had in store for a couple of snoops.'
  17. 'So of course, that was precisely when the gods of fate decided to throw her a curveball.'
  18. 'The weather gods were not smiling on our hero this week, at least during his layovers at Hartsfield.'
  19. 'The Poznan weather gods knew the importance of the day and turned on almost flat water conditions with barely a breath of a head wind.'
  20. 'I've been on the other side, and every day, I thank the gods of fate that guided me into my current situation.'
  21. 'If this happens at every gig I am going to have to assume I have indeed angered gods of some kind.'
  22. '‘Irony’ in its original form is the will of the fates or gods played out through the lives of mortals.'
A greatly admired or influential person.
  1. 'Ophim strives to uphold the Indian tradition that guests are gods; this will greatly appeal to the slothful.'
  2. 'I would of course win, and embark on an exciting and glamorous career as a celebrity re-mixer and general global god of Dance music.'
  3. 'Media journalists should not be viewed as celebrities - as gods floating far above ‘ordinary’ people.'
  4. 'The process may have been low-key and painfully slow, but it has seen the old Republican gods and heroes repudiated.'
  5. 'Among the show's joys are his playful imitations of the acting techniques of the likes of theatre gods Olivier and Branagh.'
  6. 'don't make money your god'
  7. 'Spending less time with our families because one of both parents are chasing the money god.'
The gallery in a theatre.
  1. 'I feel robbed at not having the chance of sitting in the gods humming along with the line quoted below.'

exclamation

Used for emphasis or to express emotions such as surprise, anger, or distress.
  1. 'God, how I hate that woman!'
  2. 'Good god folks, if you don't want danger, don't race your bike!'
  3. 'I was thinking, good God, this was not an accident.'
  4. 'Isn't there a point where you think: God, it's going to be great to be shot of all of this?'

More definitions

1. the one Supreme Being, the creator and ruler of the universe.

2. the Supreme Being considered with reference to a particular attribute: the God of Islam.

3. (lowercase) one of several deities, especially a male deity, presiding over some portion of worldly affairs.

4. (often lowercase) a supreme being according to some particular conception: the god of mercy.

5. Christian Science. the Supreme Being, understood as Life, Truth, Love, Mind, Soul, Spirit, Principle.

6. (lowercase

More examples(as adjective)

"willings can be god."

"speeds can be god."

"people can be god."

Origin

(God)Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch god and German Gott.

Phrase

God bless
God damn (you, him, etc.)
God the Father
God grant
God help (you, him, etc.)
God the Son
God willing
in God's name
(oh) my God
play God
please God
to God
with God