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[god-hed] /ˈgɒdˌhɛd/
  1. the essential being of God; the Supreme Being.
  2. the Holy Trinity of God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
(lowercase) divinity; godhood.
(lowercase) Rare. a god or goddess; deity.
Origin of Godhead
1200-50; Middle English godhede; see God, -head Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But I will not, I will not be swallowed up in the flame of the world, even though it be the only Godhead in the universe.

    The Great Hunger Johan Bojer
  • He seeks to be made divine, not to gain an external relation to the Godhead.

  • Now truly an utter degradation it is of the Godhead to have His word in league with that of man, or any council of men.

  • I was alone with the Godhead, alone with the Power that I had invoked.

    Cleopatra H. Rider Haggard
  • The universe is limited, the Godhead is not limited; no rays from precious stones can reach the Godhead and rule over God.

    Psyche Louis Couperus
  • He shall come, not arrayed in the stern magnificence of Godhead!

    Memories of Bethany John Ross Macduff
  • Adapa bowed low before the king of the gods and thanked him for his pardon and for his promise of Godhead.

  • A disanointing poison, taking away his kingship and his Godhead.

  • She had sat and listened for two mortal hours while her idol defiled himself and sneered away his Godhead.

    Tales and Fantasies Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Trinity had, so to speak, come between me and the Godhead.

British Dictionary definitions for Godhead


noun (sometimes not capital)
the essential nature and condition of being God
the Godhead, God
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
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Word Origin and History for Godhead



c.1200, from god + Middle English -hede, cognate with -hood and German -heit. Along with maidenhead, this is the sole survival of this form of the suffix. Old English had godhad "divine nature."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Godhead in the Bible

(Acts 17:29; Rom. 1:20; Col. 2:9), the essential being or the nature of God.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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