god's house


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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            He maketh a god, and worshipeth it.   --Is. xliv.
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            The race of Israel . . . bowing lowly down
            To bestial gods.                      --Milton.
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   2. The Supreme Being; the eternal and infinite Spirit, the
      Creator, and the Sovereign of the universe; Jehovah.
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            God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must
            worship him in spirit and in truth.   --John iv. 24.
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   3. A person or thing deified and honored as the chief good;
      an object of supreme regard.
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            Whose god is their belly.             --Phil. iii.
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   4. Figuratively applied to one who wields great or despotic
      power. [R.] --Shak.
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   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.
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