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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  God  \God\,  v.  t. 
  To  treat  as  a  god;  to  idolize.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  God  \God\,  a.  &  n. 
  Good.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  God  \God\  (g[o^]d),  n.  [AS.  god;  akin  to  OS  &  D.  god,  OHG.  got 
  G.  gott,  Icel.  gu[eth],  go[eth],  Sw  &  Dan.  gud,  Goth.  gup, 
  prob.  orig.  a  p.  p.  from  a  root  appearing  in  Skr.  h[=u],  p. 
  p.  h[=u]ta,  to  call  upon  invoke,  implore.  [root]30.  Cf 
  {Goodbye},  {Gospel},  {Gossip}.] 
  1.  A  being  conceived  of  as  possessing  supernatural  power,  and 
  to  be  propitiated  by  sacrifice,  worship,  etc.;  a  divinity; 
  a  deity;  an  object  of  worship;  an  idol. 
 
  He  maketh  a  god,  and  worshipeth  it  --Is.  xliv. 
  15. 
 
  The  race  of  Israel  .  .  .  bowing  lowly  down  To 
  bestial  gods.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  The  Supreme  Being  the  eternal  and  infinite  Spirit,  the 
  Creator,  and  the  Sovereign  of  the  universe;  Jehovah. 
 
  God  is  a  Spirit;  and  they  that  worship  him  must 
  worship  him  in  spirit  and  in  truth.  --John  iv  24. 
 
  3.  A  person  or  thing  deified  and  honored  as  the  chief  good; 
  an  object  of  supreme  regard. 
 
  Whose  god  is  their  belly.  --Phil.  iii. 
  19. 
 
  4.  Figuratively  applied  to  one  who  wields  great  or  despotic 
  power.  [R.]  --Shak. 
 
  {Act  of  God}.  (Law)  See  under  {Act}. 
 
  {Gallery  gods},  the  occupants  of  the  highest  and  cheapest 
  gallery  of  a  theater.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {God's  acre},  {God's  field},  a  burial  place  a  churchyard. 
  See  under  {Acre}. 
 
  {God's  house}. 
  a  An  almshouse.  [Obs.] 
  b  A  church. 
 
  {God's  penny},  earnest  penny.  [Obs.]  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  {God's  Sunday},  Easter. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  God 
  n  1:  the  supernatural  being  conceived  as  the  perfect  and 
  omnipotent  and  omniscient  originator  and  ruler  of  the 
  universe;  the  object  of  worship  in  monotheistic 
  religions  [syn:  {God},  {Supreme  Being}] 
  2:  any  supernatural  being  worshipped  as  controlling  some  part 
  of  the  world  or  some  aspect  of  life  or  who  is  the 
  personification  of  a  force  [syn:  {deity},  {divinity},  {immortal}] 
  3:  a  man  of  such  superior  qualities  that  he  seems  like  a  deity 
  to  other  people;  "he  was  a  god  among  men" 
  4:  a  material  object  that  is  worshipped  as  a  god;  "thou  shalt 
  not  make  unto  thee  any  graven  image";  "money  was  his  god" 
  [syn:  {idol},  {graven  image}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  God 
  (A.S.  and  Dutch  God;  Dan.  Gud;  Ger.  Gott),  the  name  of  the 
  Divine  Being  It  is  the  rendering  (1)  of  the  Hebrew  _'El_,  from 
  a  word  meaning  to  be  strong;  (2)  of  _'Eloah_,  plural  _'Elohim_. 
  The  singular  form  _Eloah_,  is  used  only  in  poetry.  The  plural 
  form  is  more  commonly  used  in  all  parts  of  the  Bible,  The  Hebrew 
  word  Jehovah  (q.v.),  the  only  other  word  generally  employed  to 
  denote  the  Supreme  Being  is  uniformly  rendered  in  the 
  Authorized  Version  by  "LORD,"  printed  in  small  capitals.  The 
  existence  of  God  is  taken  for  granted  in  the  Bible.  There  is 
  nowhere  any  argument  to  prove  it  He  who  disbelieves  this  truth 
  is  spoken  of  as  one  devoid  of  understanding  (Ps.  14:1). 
 
  The  arguments  generally  adduced  by  theologians  in  proof  of  the 
  being  of  God  are: 
 
  (1.)  The  a  priori  argument,  which  is  the  testimony  afforded  by 
  reason. 
 
  (2.)  The  a  posteriori  argument,  by  which  we  proceed  logically 
  from  the  facts  of  experience  to  causes.  These  arguments  are 
 
  a  The  cosmological,  by  which  it  is  proved  that  there  must  be 
  a  First  Cause  of  all  things  for  every  effect  must  have  a  cause 
 
  b  The  teleological,  or  the  argument  from  design.  We  see 
  everywhere  the  operations  of  an  intelligent  Cause  in  nature. 
 
  c  The  moral  argument,  called  also  the  anthropological 
  argument,  based  on  the  moral  consciousness  and  the  history  of 
  mankind,  which  exhibits  a  moral  order  and  purpose  which  can  only 
  be  explained  on  the  supposition  of  the  existence  of  God. 
  Conscience  and  human  history  testify  that  "verily  there  is  a  God 
  that  judgeth  in  the  earth." 
 
  The  attributes  of  God  are  set  forth  in  order  by  Moses  in  Ex 
  34:6,7.  (see  also  Deut.  6:4;  10:17;  Num.  16:22;  Ex  15:11; 
  33:19;  Isa.  44:6;  Hab.  3:6;  Ps  102:26;  Job  34:12.)  They  are 
  also  systematically  classified  in  Rev.  5:12  and  7:12. 
 
  God's  attributes  are  spoken  of  by  some  as  absolute,  i.e.,  such 
  as  belong  to  his  essence  as  Jehovah,  Jah,  etc.;  and  relative, 
  i.e.,  such  as  are  ascribed  to  him  with  relation  to  his 
  creatures.  Others  distinguish  them  into  communicable,  i.e., 
  those  which  can  be  imparted  in  degree  to  his  creatures: 
  goodness,  holiness,  wisdom,  etc.;  and  incommunicable,  which 
  cannot  be  so  imparted:  independence,  immutability,  immensity, 
  and  eternity.  They  are  by  some  also  divided  into  natural 
  attributes,  eternity,  immensity,  etc.;  and  moral,  holiness, 
  goodness,  etc 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  GOD 
  Global  OutDial 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  GOD 
  Grundsaetze  ordnungsmaessiger  Datenverarbeitung  GoD" 
 
 




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