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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)
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