the spirit orbeing who Christians, Jews, Muslims etc pray to, and who they believe created the universeCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS believe in God worship God pray to God belief/faith in God God's will/the will of God (=what God wants to happen) the word of God (=what God says) gift from/of God Almighty God/God Almighty (=used in prayers and hymns)
! In this sense,Godis written with a capital letter and without 'the':We asked God (NOT the God) to help us.Expressions containing the word God such asoh my Godare common in spoken English but can offend religious people.
2 [countable]RMRRa male spirit orbeing who is believed by some religions to control the world or part of it, or who represents a particular quality [↪ goddess]
at thank (2)WORD FOCUS: god WORD FOCUS: god places where people worship God:church (Christians) temple (Buddhists and Hindus) mosque (Muslims) synagogue (Jews) treated with great respect because of being connected with God:holy, sacred having strong beliefs in God:devout, pious someone who does not believe in God :atheist someone who is not sure if God exists:agnosticgod ➔spiritual
Definition of god from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within the topic RELIGION