Definition of man of God in US English:

man of God


  • 1A clergyman.

    • ‘But I have certainly benefited from daily readings by different men of God over the years, reflecting the grace of God in their experience.’
    • ‘This man of God should refer to the first commandment - ‘love thy neighbour‘.’
    • ‘He was also a great man of God who took the Bible at face value.’
    • ‘In due course he appeared before three men of God in the Washington DC archdiocese.’
    • ‘His life and writings have given eloquent testimony that one may be both a man of science and a man of God.’
    • ‘Fr Hope said: ‘Pope John Paul II was a remarkable and courageous man of God.’’
    • ‘This will undoubtedly mean some hard decisions and some new directions will have to be faced, and for that the chosen man of God will need all our support and prayers.’
    • ‘Even in a pictorial book like this, the courage, faithfulness and immense work-rate of this man of God clearly shine through.’
    • ‘At this time all I needed was a man of God to pray for me.’
    • ‘In recent e-mail to Willimon, I told him I respect him as a man of God and of the scriptures.’
    • ‘‘There was never a conflict between my role as a man of God and my role as a member of the SAS,’ he said.’
    1. 1.1 A holy man or saint.
      • ‘No, this was Isaiah, from all indication in the record of Scripture a holy man, a man of God, what would be termed a dedicated Christian.’