Definition of house of God in US English:

house of God


  • A place of religious worship, especially a church.

    • ‘I personally have always believed that God is with me wherever I am and have always looked upon the church as a house of God, whatever that church may be Catholic, Buddhist, whatever.’
    • ‘Le Corbusier's raw, almost bleak church at La Tourette is, for all its poverty, an undeniable house of God.’
    • ‘This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.’
    • ‘If anything, they are not different from those vendors Christ whipped out of a church when he found they hard turned the house of God into a market.’
    • ‘Sovik designs churches to be houses for the people of God-not houses of God.’
    • ‘Such domes had previously been reserved for churches - that is, for the houses of God, not those of man.’
    • ‘Since a Gothic cathedral is the house of God, light is visible proof that the divine is present.’
    • ‘By what warrant do you interrupt Mass and bring violence into the house of God?’
    • ‘Those who forbid women from worshipping in the house of God, he says, winding up his argument, ‘will be held answerable in God's court’.’
    • ‘This is critical to stem actions in some of the houses of God which if anything border on ridiculing the same Almighty Lord they ought to be praying to.’
    the lord's house, house of prayer
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house of God

/ˈˌhous əv ˈɡäd//ˈˌhaʊs əv ˈɡɑd/