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God (?), a. & n. Good. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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God (gŏd), n. [AS. god; akin to OS. & D. god, OHG. got, G. gott, Icel. guð, goð, Sw. & Dan. gud, Goth. gup, prob. orig. a p. p. from a root appearing in Skr. h&ū;, p. p. h&ū;ta, to call upon, invoke, implore. √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.
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He maketh a god, and worshipeth it. Is. xliv. 15.
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The race of Israel . . . bowing lowly down
To bestial gods.
Milton.
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2. The Supreme Being; the eternal and infinite Spirit, the Creator, and the Sovereign of the universe; Jehovah.
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God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John iv. 24.
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3. A person or thing deified and honored as the chief good; an object of supreme regard.
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Whose god is their belly. Phil. iii. 19.
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4. Figuratively applied to one who wields great or despotic power. [R.] Shak.
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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.
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God, v. t. To treat as a god; to idolize. [Obs.] Shak.
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