Meaning of “god” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ɡɒd/
Extra Examples
Do you believe in God?Christians believe that God created the universe.I felt my baby was a gift from God.Those were the arguments that convinced me of God's existence.We cannot understand God's true character.

A2 in Jewish, Christian, or Muslim belief, the spirit who created the universe and everything in it, and who rules over it:

He prayed to God to make his mother well again.

B2 [ C ] a spirit, especially a male one, that people pray to and who has control over parts of the world or nature:

the ancient Greek gods and goddesses
(Oh) (my) God! informal

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

Oh my God! The car has 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.

(Definition of “god” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)