god
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German got god Date: before 12th century 1. capitalized the supreme or ultimate reality: as a. the Being perfect in power, wisdom, and goodness who is worshipped as creator and ruler of the universe b. Christian Science the incorporeal divine Principle ruling over all as eternal Spirit ; infinite Mind 2. a being or object believed to have more than natural attributes and powers and to require human worship; specifically one controlling a particular aspect or part of reality 3. a person or thing of supreme value 4. a powerful ruler II. transitive verb (godded; godding) Date: 1595 to treat as a god ; idolize, deify

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