god

[ษกษ’d]

god Definition

  • 1(in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) the creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority; the supreme being.
  • 2a superhuman being or spirit worshipped as having power over nature or human fortunes; a deity.

Using god: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "god" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Christians believe in one God who created the universe.

  • Example

    The ancient Greeks worshipped many gods and goddesses.

  • Example

    In Hinduism, there are many gods and goddesses who represent different aspects of the divine.

  • Example

    Some people believe that money is their god.

god Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for god

Phrases with god

  • an expression said to someone who has just sneezed, wishing them good health or protection from evil

    Example

    A: Achoo! B: God bless you.

  • used to express the hope that something will not happen

    Example

    God forbid that anything should happen to her.

  • an expression of relief or gratitude

    Example

    Thank God we made it on time!

Origins of god

from Old English 'god', related to Dutch 'god' and German 'Gott'

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Summary: god in Brief

The term 'god' [ษกษ’d] refers to the supreme being in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, who created the universe and is the source of all moral authority. It can also refer to a superhuman being or spirit worshipped as having power over nature or human fortunes. Phrases like 'God bless you' and 'thank God' express gratitude or hope, while 'God forbid' expresses the opposite.

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