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godnoun [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 ​ancientGreek gods and ​goddesses

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  • god noun [C] (ADMIRED PERSON)

someone who is very ​important to you, who you ​admire very much, and who ​stronglyinfluences you: His most ​devotedfansthink 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 ​highestlevel and the ​furthestdistance from the ​stage

Godnoun [S not after the]

uk   /ɡɒd/  us   /ɡɑːd/
A2 (in some ​religions) the being who made the ​universe and is ​believed to have an ​effect on all things: Do you ​believe in God?

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(Definition of god from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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godnoun [C]

 us   /ɡɑd/ (female goddess,  /ˈɡɑd·əs/ )
a ​spirit or being ​believed to ​control some ​part of the ​universe or ​life and often ​worshiped for doing so, or a ​representation of this being: the god of ​war A god can also be someone who is ​admired a lot or too much: Dr. Tay is a god to me.

Godnoun [U]

 us   /ɡɑd/
(esp. in ​Christian, ​Jewish, and ​Muslimbelief) the being that ​created and ​rules the ​universe, the ​earth, and ​itspeople: Do you ​believe in God?
(Definition of god from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “god”
in Korean 신…
in Arabic إِله, رَبّ…
in Malaysian Tuhan…
in French Dieu, dieu, déesse…
in Russian бог, божество…
in Chinese (Traditional) 神靈, (主宰某個領域的)神, 神像…
in Italian dio…
in Turkish tanrı…
in Polish bóg…
in Spanish Dios, dios, diosa…
in Vietnamese Chúa, các vị thần…
in Portuguese deus…
in Thai พระเจ้า, เทพเจ้า…
in German der Gott, die Gottheit…
in Catalan déu…
in Japanese (多神教の)神, (特に)男神…
in Chinese (Simplified) 神灵, (主宰某个领域的)神, 神像…
in Indonesian Tuhan, dewa, dewi…
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