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.
hū, p. p. hūta, 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
He maketh a god, and worshipeth
it. Is. xliv. 15.
The race of Israel . . . bowing lowly down Milton.
To bestial gods.
2. The Supreme Being; the eternal and
infinite Spirit, the Creator, and the Sovereign of the universe;
God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must
worship him in spirit and in truth. John iv.
3. A person or thing deified and honored as
the chief good; an object of supreme regard.
Whose god is their belly. Phil.
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,
God, v. t. To treat as a god; to
idolize. [Obs.] Shak.
God (?), a. & n. Good.