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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
god
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
God squad
God's mercy
▪ Will we still receive God's mercy if we refuse to repent?
I hope to God
I hope to God I haven’t left the car window open.
Mother of God
oh, God/oh, dear etc
▪ Oh, God, I forgot all about it!
playing God
▪ the accusation that scientists are playing God
Son of God
sun god
swear to God
▪ I never touched her, I swear to God.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
false
▪ Spark has always had the facility to be silkily suave as she goes about examining our predilection for worshipping false gods.
▪ But those of us who understand history must shudder at his adulation of the false gods of isolationism and protectionism.
▪ Musicians, actors and celebrities all count as false gods. 13.
▪ Massachusetts laws forbade people to induce others to follow false gods, and this they accused Quakers of doing.
▪ Once you get too exclusive, too obsessed with a place, you are worshipping false gods.
▪ The Old Testament records them running after false gods, the gods of the nations round about them, whenever opportunity offered.
great
▪ He was Zeus, greatest of gods, and all he was doing was from love of her.
▪ Two great gods were watching over him.
old
▪ Like converted pagans, they were reluctant to give up their old gods.
▪ Phoebe was a Titan, One of the older gods.
▪ The occultist, Dion Fortune, wrote that the best place to wake the old gods is on chalk.
▪ Under her feet the old gods were busily dying into a new life.
▪ Joshua, whose conceit it was to prefer the old gods to the new, took no part in the singing.
▪ These alone among the older gods were not banished with the coming of Zeus, but they took a lower place.
▪ Sigmar took his place alongside the chief old gods of the Empire: Taal, Ulric, and Morr.
▪ The old gods of labor seemed to be on his side.
other
▪ The other gods are mere pretenders to divinity.
▪ Why are these other gods ultimately denied the status of true Deity?
▪ There is no place whatsoever for other gods.
pagan
▪ The rest are more like the pagan gods - supermen and super women.
▪ Maurice and his legion, Gereon and his soldiers reftised to worship pagan gods before battle.
▪ Note the little half-moon windows and the niches with their statues of pagan gods.
▪ Justin was martyred along with five other men and a woman for reftising to worship pagan gods.
roman
▪ At the top is a fine row of sculpted Roman gods.
▪ Janus Janus is one of the most important Roman gods.
■ NOUN
sun
▪ Accordingly all over the agricultural world sun gods were created in huge numbers.
■ VERB
become
▪ There he ordered Cronus to vomit up the other children, who then became the gods of Olympus.
▪ The Witch King and his fellows would draw on the power of Chaos and become like unto gods.
believe
▪ The question is often asked whether Hindus believe in many gods and goddesses.
▪ We may not believe any more in gods inhabiting rivers and lakes and oceans.
▪ You never believe that the gods will really let it burn you.
▪ Do some of them believe in gods that exist and others believe in gods that don't exist?
bless
▪ Let a man not speak of cannibal deeds among the blessed gods.
▪ I was being blessed by the gods.
▪ Dash had done well, but he had never been blessed by the gods.
pray
▪ In the camp of the Phoenix King, Caledor prayed to all the gods and to his grandsire to aid him.
▪ We may celebrate different holidays, we may pray to different gods, we may carry different bibles.
▪ Aid many times each day she prayed to the gods for him, to Juno most of all.
smile
▪ I started shooting, then, to prove the gods were really smiling on me, Gary Smart appeared in shot.
▪ But even here the gods appeared to be smiling broadly on Morse's enterprise.
thank
▪ But not Security trained, thank the gods.
worship
▪ They were made to learn our language... to read our books... learn to worship our gods.
▪ Maurice and his legion, Gereon and his soldiers reftised to worship pagan gods before battle.
▪ Spark has always had the facility to be silkily suave as she goes about examining our predilection for worshipping false gods.
▪ Justin was martyred along with five other men and a woman for reftising to worship pagan gods.
▪ It goes back to the days when people used to worship heavenly bodies as gods.
▪ Once you get too exclusive, too obsessed with a place, you are worshipping false gods.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
God (only) knows
God bless
God forbid (that)
God help him/them etc
God help us
God help you/him etc
God is in his heaven, all's right with the world
God moves in a mysterious way/mysterious ways
God rest his/her soul
God rest his/her soul
God willing
God/Christ Almighty
▪ God Almighty, what on earth will they do next?
God/Heaven be praised
▪ Hallelujah, and the heavens be praised ... He is giving it the look.
▪ However, play then we did and, heaven be praised, we did show them a thing or two.
God/Heaven forbid
▪ God forbid you should have an accident.
▪ And heaven forbid that you should be served by some one in a chain coffee house with a regional accent.
▪ My guess is this: Heaven forbid that you have a cancer right now.
▪ Or, heaven forbid, ridicule him?
God/oh (my) God/good God (almighty)
Heaven/God/who/goodness knows!
My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Nearer my God to Thee
Ye cannot serve God and Mammon
act of God
for God's sake
for God's/Christ's/goodness'/Heaven's/Pete's sake
for the love of God
fortune/the gods etc smile on sb
▪ That means you are a magical person. The gods smile on twins.
gift (from God)
▪ As we encourage the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and especially prophecy, we need to know how to test them.
▪ He fell in love with and married a princess after plying her father, the sultan, with many valuable gifts.
▪ I feel nothing but my new self: the gift of the rose.
▪ In 1 Cor 12: 2-3, Paul gives the Christological criterion for evaluating any alleged gift.
▪ More than 20 people accepted gifts.
▪ Say thank you with a gift of gold from Beaverbrooks.
▪ Some composers - Beethoven was one of them - had little gift for vocal writing.
▪ Time to get out the tree, the ornaments, the special gift baskets and the ceramic figurines to decorate the house.
glory (be) to God/Jesus etc
good grief/God/Lord/heavens/gracious!
Good grief! I forgot my keys again.
honest to God
honest to God
house of God/worship
▪ But there are legitimate houses of worship here that welcome any serious couple who want to exchange vows before family and friends.
▪ If man is made of clay, why not his houses of worship?
▪ It is not a lack of money that keeps parishioners from expanding the historic house of worship.
▪ No house of worship nor community center should be bereft of personnel or equipment for such education.
▪ The area also has many historical houses of worship, which can be toured.
▪ The Civil War almost devastated these little Baptist houses of worship.
▪ They had no temples or houses of worship.
in the lap of the gods
instrument of fate/God
man of God/man of the cloth
my goodness/my God etc
please God
▪ Everything's going to be fine, please God.
put the fear of God into sb
▪ The IRS tries to put the fear of God into people who don't pay enough tax.
so help me (God)
▪ A police station, so help me, is a piece of the action.
▪ But, so help me ... I have done nothing!
thank God/goodness/heavens
Thank God the semester's almost over!
▪ A spare room with no room mate was available, thank goodness, at the Loch Leven Hotel.
▪ All I can say in these hectic times is thank goodness for Marks & Spencer's prepared meals.
▪ And the politicians, thank goodness, have only so much money with which to rip each other to shreds.
▪ He was leaving, thank goodness!
▪ There was no sign of him now, thank goodness.
the Almighty/Almighty God/Almighty Father
the God squad
the Son of God
the Word (of God)
▪ Ask the students to tell you what they think of when they hear the word slide.
▪ But the words stayed blocked in her throat.
▪ Commandeered, that's the word.
▪ I accept his statement as the word of a right hon. Member of this House.
▪ It was almost easy to say the words to him, and then suddenly he turned away.
▪ She found a notepad from the Shelbourne and scribbled the word Grimoire down.
▪ That first young Seal spread the word about our business to his fellow Seals, their wives, and friends.
▪ You may want to provide the words balance and center of gravity and demonstrate them.
the kingdom of heaven/God
▪ Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
▪ Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness, sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
▪ Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
▪ So when our Lord spoke about the Kingdom of Heaven being at hand, he was referring to its being qualitatively present.
▪ They believe the kingdom of Heaven is to do with the whole person.
▪ They still believe that the kingdom of Heaven is something present in the lives of men and women.
▪ This world, this kingdom of the Devil, will be destroyed and the kingdom of heaven shall come.
there but for the grace of God (go I)
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
God knows she's had a hard life.
▪ Mars, the god of war
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Arachne's contribution was a woven hanging on which she had depicted the lives and loves of the gods.
▪ He knew that men struggle and that gods rule.
▪ His fatherly affection was not strong, as events proved, but his fear of the gods was.
▪ It seems that they are not gods exactly, but made of the same stuff as gods.
▪ Roman hair had been plaited to make hair for these gods.
▪ The gods would not consent to his entering the world of the dead a second time, while he was still alive.
▪ The Witch King and his fellows would draw on the power of Chaos and become like unto gods.
▪ We are men, not gods!
The Collaborative International Dictionary
God

God \God\, a. & n. Good. [Obs.]
--Chaucer.

God

God \God\ (g[o^]d), n. [AS. god; akin to OS. & D. god, OHG. got, G. gott, Icel. gu[eth], go[eth], Sw. & Dan. gud, Goth. gup, prob. orig. a p. p. from a root appearing in Skr. h[=u], p. p. h[=u]ta, to call upon, invoke, implore. [root]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.

    He maketh a god, and worshipeth it.
    --Is. xliv. 15.

    The race of Israel . . . bowing lowly down To bestial gods.
    --Milton.

  2. 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 iv. 24.

  3. A person or thing deified and honored as the chief good; an object of supreme regard.

    Whose god is their belly.
    --Phil. iii. 19.

  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.

    1. An almshouse. [Obs.]

    2. A church.

      God's penny, earnest penny. [Obs.]
      --Beau. & Fl.

      God's Sunday, Easter.

God

God \God\, v. t. To treat as a god; to idolize. [Obs.]
--Shak.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
god

Old English god "supreme being, deity; the Christian God; image of a god; godlike person," from Proto-Germanic *guthan (cognates: Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Dutch god, Old High German got, German Gott, Old Norse guð, Gothic guþ), from PIE *ghut- "that which is invoked" (cognates: Old Church Slavonic zovo "to call," Sanskrit huta- "invoked," an epithet of Indra), from root *gheu(e)- "to call, invoke."\n

\nBut some trace it to PIE *ghu-to- "poured," from root *gheu- "to pour, pour a libation" (source of Greek khein "to pour," also in the phrase khute gaia "poured earth," referring to a burial mound; see found (v.2)). "Given the Greek facts, the Germanic form may have referred in the first instance to the spirit immanent in a burial mound" [Watkins]. See also Zeus.\n\nHow poore, how narrow, how impious a measure of God, is this, that he must doe, as thou wouldest doe, if thou wert God.

[John Donne, sermon preached in St. Paul's Jan. 30, 1624/5]

\nNot related to good. Originally a neuter noun in Germanic, the gender shifted to masculine after the coming of Christianity. Old English god probably was closer in sense to Latin numen. A better word to translate deus might have been Proto-Germanic *ansuz, but this was used only of the highest deities in the Germanic religion, and not of foreign gods, and it was never used of the Christian God. It survives in English mainly in the personal names beginning in Os-.\nI want my lawyer, my tailor, my servants, even my wife to believe in God, because it means that I shall be cheated and robbed and cuckolded less often. ... If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.

[Voltaire]

\nGod bless you after someone sneezes is credited to St. Gregory the Great, but the pagan Romans (Absit omen) and Greeks had similar customs.
Wiktionary
god

n. 1 A deity. 2 # A supernatural, typically immortal being with superior powers. 3 # A male deity. 4 # A supreme being; God. 5 (alternative spelling of God English) 6 An idol. 7 # A representation of a deity, especially a statue or statuette. 8 # Something or someone particularly revered, worshipped, idealized, admired and/or followed. 9 (context metaphor English) A person in a high position of authority; a powerful ruler or tyrant. 10 (cx colloquial English) An exceedingly handsome man. 11 (context Internet English) The person who owns and runs a multi-user dungeon. n. (label en very rare) (alternative form of God English) vb. To idolize.

WordNet
Wikipedia
Göd

Göd is a small town in Pest County, Hungary.

God (disambiguation)

God most commonly refers to, either, the God (supreme being), or a deity (supernatural being), depending on tradition.

God or GOD may also refer to:

God (Rebecca St. James album)

God is the third studio album by then 18-year-old Christian pop and rock artist Rebecca St. James. It was released on June 25, 1996 by ForeFront Records, and peaked at No. 200 on the Billboard 200. The title song was featured on WOW #1s: 31 of the Greatest Christian Music Hits Ever. It was RIAA Certified Gold in 2005. This was the first of many Rebecca St. James albums produced by Tedd Tjornhom aka Tedd T.

God (word)

The English word God continues the Old English ( in Gothic, in modern Scandinavian, in Dutch, and in modern German), which is thought to derive from Proto-Germanic*.

God (Rebecca St. James song)

"God" is a 1996 single by Christian pop- rock singer Rebecca St. James. The song is from the album of the same name.

God (play)

God, subtitled A Comedy in One Act, is a play by Woody Allen. It was first published in 1975, along with Death, and Allen's short stories in Woody Allen's book Without Feathers.

The comedy is modelled after Bertolt Brecht's epic theatre, in that the characters frequently point out the artificiality of the play and switch roles. Actors also play various audience members, and Woody Allen himself appears at one point as a voice on a phone.

God (male deity)

A god is a male deity, in contrast with a goddess, a female deity. While the term "goddess" specifically refers to a female deity, the plural "gods" can be applied to gods collectively, regardless of gender.

In most polytheistic religions, both in history and in the present, male deities had the more prominent role. The Greek and Roman pantheons were ruled by Zeus and Jupiter.

When Ancient Egyptian religion developed closer to monotheism, it was Amun, a male god, who rose to the most prominent place.

War gods, like the rulers of the pantheon, could often be male, such as Ares/ Mars and Toutatis.

God (Australian band)

God (often stylized as GOD) was a rock 'n' roll band from Melbourne, Australia, together from 1986 to 1989 and comprising Joel Silbersher, Tim Hemensley, Sean Greenway and Matthew Whittle. All members were 15-16 at the time of the band's formation. Prior to God's formation, Hemensley had been a member of Royal Flush (with Roman Tucker, later of Rocket Science), Greenway and Whittle were members of Foot and Mouth, and Silbersher had his own radio show on 3RRR.

Their debut 7" single My Pal from 1987 is their best known track. It got very favourable reviews and sold in the thousands. It became an independent classic and cover versions have been recorded by several bands, including Magic Dirt, Violent Soho, Peabody, The Hollowmen, Bored!, A Death In The Family and Bum (from Canada).

God's first mini-album Rock Is Hell (1988), was released on Au-Go-Go Records with 4 different cover designs, one designed by each band member, due to the members' inability to agree on one cover design. Rock Is Hell was variously praised and panned by critics, but still sold respectably.

Their follow-up full-length album For Lovers Only (1989), also on Au-Go-Go, was a bigger budget production, and musically a big improvement. Although God had disbanded by the time it was released, the album was released on vinyl by three European labels. Au-Go-Go later released a CD of For Lovers Only, with My Pal and most of Rock Is Hell as bonus tracks.

The band's last gig was at the Central Club on 30 July 1989. Hemensley joined Bored!, and all the members went on to further musical projects, Hemensley later to the Powder Monkeys. Silbersher was perhaps the most recognised, forming Hoss and Tendrils, releasing solo albums, and working with Tex Perkins. Greenway went on to form The Freeloaders with members of The Philisteins before releasing one critically acclaimed album with The Yes-Men, a band that featured members of The Meanies, Guttersnipes and The Proton Energy Pills.

Greenway died of a heroin overdose on 21 January 2001. Hemensley died of a heroin overdose in 2003.Aussies crack UK charts

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My Pal appeared on the soundtrack to Underbelly (TV series). It was also featured on the Australian TV Movie, Underground - The Julian Assange Story.

God's self-titled double CD reissue was released on Afterburn Records in February 2010.

God (sculpture)

God is a 1917 sculpture by Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven. It is an example of readymade art, a term coined by Marcel Duchamp in 1915 to describe his found objects. God is a 10½ inch high cast iron plumbing trap turned upside down and mounted on a wooden mitre box. The work is now in the Arensberg Collection in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

It is now regarded as a sister piece to Marcel Duchamp's infamous Fountain sculpture which consists of an upended urinal. Both works were created in the same year and there is some uncertainty about who first had the idea of turning plumbing into art. Duchamp and the Baroness were friends during this period, they lived in the same apartment building and had many discussions late into the night.

God was originally attributed to a machine-painting follower of Francis Picabia named Morton Livingston Schamberg. The Philadelphia Museum of Art now recognizes the Baroness as a co-artist of this piece. However, according to the scholar Francis Naumann, it is reasonable to conclude, based on the works known to have been made by her, that the Baroness most likely came up with the concept of combining the two elements of the sculpture and provided the title, while Schamberg assembled and photographed the piece.

This highly irreligeous Dada object is typical of the deliberately provocative and defiant artistic stance of the Baroness.

God (John Lennon song)

"God" is a song from John Lennon's first post- Beatles solo album, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. The album was released on 11 December 1970 in the United States and the United Kingdom.

The song was considered controversial upon release, dealing with anti-religious themes.

God (Tori Amos song)

"God" is a song by American singer-songwriter and musician Tori Amos. It was released as the second single from her second studio album Under the Pink. It was released on February 3, 1994 by Atlantic Records in North America and on October 3 by EastWest Records in the UK.

The song reached number 44 on the UK Singles Chart. as well as #1 on the US Modern Rock Chart.

God (British band)

GOD were a British industrial ensemble formed in London. Founded by Kevin Martin and Shaun Rogan in 1987, the band expanded to include nine members and released two studio albums before disbanding in 1996. The group's abrasive marriage of ambient, dub, free jazz and noise rock music garnered respect from their peers such as Bill Laswell, Ministry, My Bloody Valentine, J. G. Thirlwell and John Zorn.

God

In monotheism, God is conceived of as the Supreme Being and principal object of faith. The concept of God as described by most theologians includes the attributes of omniscience (infinite knowledge), omnipotence (unlimited power), omnipresence (present everywhere), divine simplicity, and as having an eternal and necessary existence. Many theologians also describe God as being omnibenevolent (perfectly good), and all loving.

God is most often held to be non-corporeal, and to be without any human biological sex, yet the concept of God actively creating the universe (as opposed to passively) has caused many religions to describe God using masculine terminology, using such terms as "Him" or "Father". Furthermore, some religions (such as Judaism) attribute only a purely grammatical "gender" to God.

In theism, God is the creator and sustainer of the universe, while in deism, God is the creator, but not the sustainer, of the universe. In pantheism, God is the universe itself. In atheism, God is not believed to exist, while God is deemed unknown or unknowable within the context of agnosticism. God has also been conceived as being incorporeal (immaterial), a personal being, the source of all moral obligation, and the "greatest conceivable existent". Many notable philosophers have developed arguments for and against the existence of God.

There are many names for God, and different names are attached to different cultural ideas about God's identity and attributes. In the ancient Egyptian era of Atenism, possibly the earliest recorded monotheistic religion, this deity was called Aten, premised on being the one "true" Supreme Being and Creator of the Universe. In the Hebrew Bible and Judaism, "He Who Is", " I Am that I Am", and the tetragrammaton YHWH (, which means: "I am who I am"; "He Who Exists") are used as names of God, while Yahweh and Jehovah are sometimes used in Christianity as vocalizations of YHWH. In the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, God, consubstantial in three persons, is called the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In Judaism, it is common to refer to God by the titular names Elohim or Adonai, the latter of which is believed by some scholars to descend from the Egyptian Aten. In Islam, the name Allah, "Al-El", or "Al-Elah" ("the God") is used, while Muslims also have a multitude of titular names for God. In Hinduism, Brahman is often considered a monistic deity. Other religions have names for God, for instance, Baha in the Bahá'í Faith, Waheguru in Sikhism, and Ahura Mazda in Zoroastrianism.

The many different conceptions of God, and competing claims as to God's characteristics, aims, and actions, have led to the development of ideas of omnitheism, pandeism, or a perennial philosophy, which postulates that there is one underlying theological truth, of which all religions express a partial understanding, and as to which "the devout in the various great world religions are in fact worshipping that one God, but through different, overlapping concepts or mental images of Him."

God (MUD)

God or Goddess, in MUDs, often refers to an administrator of a MUD server, most typically the owner. Sometimes multiple individuals with the title of God are present, or the term may even be applied to all administrative and development staff, but it is usual for the term to refer to the most senior administrator. A similar term, mostly used in DikuMUDs, is implementer, or "imp".

Where the term is used in this sense, the God or Gods will most often be supervising staffers referred to as wizards or immortals.

The appearance of entities referred to as "gods" in a MUD does not necessarily mean that this usage of the word is being applied; the word's ordinary usage is also frequently in evidence, referring to non-player character gods or even non-administrative player character gods.

God (Rip Rig + Panic album)

God is the debut studio album of post-punk band Rip Rig + Panic, released on 3 September 1981 by Virgin Records. In 2013, the album was reissued by Cherry Red Records on CD with an additional tracks taken from singles.

Usage examples of "god".

They all shuffle, all these strange lonely children of God, these mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, husbands and wives whose noisy aberrations are safely muffled now by drugs.

God, who, abidingly what He is, yet creates that multitude, all dependent on Him, existing by Him and from Him.

Whatsoever abjuration I have been forced to make, I never did anything against God and religion.

I will never give peace to the emperor of Rome, till he had abjured his crucified God, and embraced the worship of the sun.

And since according to those same canonical institutions all such are to be condemned as heretics, but you holding to wiser counsel and returning to the bosom of our Holy Mother the Church have abjured, as we have said, all vile heresy, therefore we absolve you from the sentence of excommunication by which you were deservedly bound as one hateful to the Church of God.

God bless this House and the abode of the valiant, and the shelter of the hapless.

Out of the rubble of this body, I created Abraxas anew, Abraxas the perfect god, the giver of life, the force of good and evil, because it was my destiny to do so.

Guard Captain arrived, he told me that I could either stay in jail all night and face trial in the morning or I could trust in the judgment of the gods by being in the front ranks of the defenders when Abraxas attacked that evening.

I read, and turning my face to the Heavens, thanked God that I was absolved by the dear subject of my crimes.

Now it is evident that in Penance something is done so that something holy is signified both on the part of the penitent sinner, and on the part of the priest absolving, because the penitent sinner, by deed and word, shows his heart to have renounced sin, and in like manner the priest, by his deed and word with regard to the penitent, signifies the work of God Who forgives his sins.

For your willing ear and prospectus of what you might teach us, we will make sure, on your eight-hour shift, that we take all drunks, accidents, gunshots, and abusive hookers away from the House of God and across town to the E.

He wished to God Aby had agreed to the MacFarlane with him this year, which would have put Aby far to the south instead of on that road.

Under the reign of Justinian, they acknowledged the god and the emperor of the Romans, and seven fortresses were built in the most accessible passages, to exclude the ambition of the Persian monarch.

It was denominated from Achor, the God of flies, worshipped also under the name of Baal-zebub with the same attribute.

This is true of everything a man does from such persuasive faith, whether he is acknowledging God, worshiping Him at home or in church, or doing good deeds.