|1.||[ noun ] (religion) the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions|
|Related terms:||spiritual_being Godhead Allah Yahweh|
|2.||[ noun ] (religion) any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force|
|Synonyms:||divinity deity immortal|
|Related terms:||spiritual_being saint Buddha goddess war_god Celtic_deity Egyptian_deity daemon Semitic_deity Hindu_deity Fates Morpheus Norse_deity Anglo-Saxon_deity Chinese_deity Japanese_deity Persian_deity earth-god demiurge Greco-Roman_deity Greek_deity Roman_deity Quetzalcoatl Teutonic_deity Bodhisattva Phrygian_deity demogorgon hypnos Arhat sun-god sea-god zombi pantheon|
|3.||[ noun ] a man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people|
"he was a god among men"
|4.||[ noun ] (religion) a material effigy that is worshipped as a god|
"thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image" "money was his god"
|Related terms:||effigy joss golden_calf juggernaut idolize|