Meaning of "god" in Essential English Dictionary


noun uk /ɡɒd/

A2 in certain religions, the being that made the universe and controls it

Oh my God! informal

B1 used to emphasize how surprised, angry, shocked, etc. you are:

Oh my God! The car’s been stolen.
thank God informal

B1 something you say when you are happy because something bad did not happen:

Thank God nobody was hurt in the accident.

a spirit, especially a male one, that people pray to:

the ancient Greek gods and goddesses

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