Definition for God (-'s)

God (-'s), proper n. [OE < Indo-European gheu, to invoke, or to pour, offer sacrifice.] (webplay: angel, chief, deity, honor, infinite, Jehovah, sovereign, supreme, universe).

  1. Deity; divine personage that hears and answers prayers; (see ED letters).
  2. Heavenly Father; loving ruler of heaven; the steward of the afterlife; the receiver of the righteous dead into paradise.
  3. Holy One; Supreme Being; omnipotent one; divine judge of humanity; all-knowing deity with the power to correctly judge the acts of those who have died; just Father with the authority to righteously judge His children; [fig.] embodiment of truth.
  4. Creator; maker of the universe; immortal progenitor of humanity; (see Genesis 1:1).
  5. Phrase. “Oh God”: no; it can't be; please help; expression of desperation.
  6. Phrase. “God forbid”: may it not be that; may God not allow that.
  7. Phrase. “God have mercy”: ritual words that judges speak when announcing a death sentence.
  8. Phrase. “Son of God” (see son, n.): Savior; Redeemer; Jesus Christ (Matthew 26:63); divine man who experienced suffering, mediated sin, and overcame death for all humankind because he is the offspring of an eternal father and a mortal mother; (see Daniel 3:25; Matthew 4:3).
  9. Phrase. “God the Son”: Emmanuel (Matthew 1:23); the promised Messiah; the Savior of the world; first-born only-begotten child of Heavenly Father and Mary of Nazareth.
  10. Phrase. “Thank God”: praise be to the Lord that; give thanks to the Father because.
  11. Phrase. “God bless”: may the Lord reward; praise be to the Lord because of.

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