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god

noun [C] uk   /ɡɒd/ us    /ɡɑːd/

god noun [C] (SPIRIT)

B2 a spirit or being believed to control some part of the universe or life and often worshipped for doing so, or something that represents this spirit or being: the ancient Greek gods and goddesses

god noun [C] (ADMIRED PERSON)

someone who is very important to you, who you admire very much, and who strongly influences you: His most devoted fans think of him as a sort of god.

god noun [C] (THEATRE)

the gods [plural] UK informal the seats in a theatre that are at the highest level and the furthest distance from the stage
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