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Definition 1: a material effigy that is worshipped - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where god or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image
  • money was his god

Synonyms for god in the sense of this definition

(god is a kind of ...) a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)

"the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln" "the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone"

(... is a kind of god ) (Old Testament) an idol made by Aaron for the Israelites to worship; destroyed by Moses; it is now used to refer to anything worshipped undeservedly

(... is a kind of god ) a Chinese god worshipped in the form of an idol

(... is a kind of god ) a crude idol of Krishna

Definition 2: the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for god in the sense of this definition

(god is an instance of ...) an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events

(... is an instance of god) terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God

(... is an instance of god) a name for the God of the Old Testament as transliterated from the Hebrew consonants YHVH

(... is an instance of god) Muslim name for the one and only God

Definition 3: any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for god in the sense of this definition

(god is a kind of ...) an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events

(... is a kind of god ) a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies

(... is a kind of god ) a female deity

(... is a kind of god ) a god of fertility and vegetation

(... is a kind of god ) a subordinate deity, in some philosophies the creator of the universe

(... is a kind of god ) a deity of classical mythology

(... is a kind of god ) a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks

(... is a kind of god ) a deity worshipped by the ancient Romans

(... is a kind of god ) a deity worshipped by the ancient Norsemen

(... is a kind of god ) (German mythology) a deity worshipped by the ancient Teutons

(... is a kind of god ) (Anglo-Saxon mythology) a deity worshipped by the Anglo-Saxons

(... is a kind of god ) deity of the ancient Phrygians of west central Asia Minor

(... is a kind of god ) a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization

(... is a kind of god ) a god worshipped as giving victory in war

(... is a kind of god ) a deity worshipped by the Japanese

(... is a kind of god ) a deity worshipped by the ancient Chinese

(... is a kind of god ) a god that personifies the sun or is otherwise associated with the sun

(... is a kind of god ) a person who is part mortal and part god

(... is a kind of god ) a deity that personifies the sea and is usually believed to live in or to control the sea

(... is a kind of god ) a deity worshipped by the Celts

(... is a kind of god ) a deity worshipped by the ancient Egyptians

(... is a kind of god ) a deity worshipped by the ancient Semites

(... is a kind of god ) a deity worshipped by the Hindus

(... is a kind of god ) a deity worshiped by the ancient Persians

(... is an instance of god) (Greek mythology) the Greek god of sleep; the son of Nyx

(... is an instance of god) (Greek mythology) a mysterious and terrifying deity of the underworld

(... is an instance of god) an Aztec deity represented as a plumed serpent

(... is an instance of god) the Roman god of sleep and dreams

(... is an instance of god) a Buddhist who has attained nirvana

(... is an instance of god) Buddhist worthy of nirvana who postpones it to help others

(... is a member of god) all the gods of a religion

Definition 4: a man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people - [noun denoting person]

Samples where god or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was a god among men

(god is a kind of ...) one of greater rank or station or quality

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