Meaning of “god” in the English Dictionary

"god" in British English

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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 ancient Greek 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 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

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)

"god" in American English

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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 Muslim belief) the being that created and rules the universe, the earth, and its people:

Do you believe in God?

(Definition of “god” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)