god·​dess | \ ˈgä-dəs also ˈgȯ- How to pronounce goddess (audio) \

Definition of goddess

1 : a female god
2 : a woman whose great charm or beauty arouses adoration

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Synonyms for goddess


babe [slang], beauty, beauty queen, cookie (or cooky), cutie (or cutey), dolly bird [British], enchantress, eyeful, fox, honey, knockout, queen, stunner

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Examples of goddess in a Sentence

a goddess of ancient Greece The actress, who is already a goddess in her own country, is finally getting recognition here.

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The to-go area highlights soft serve ice cream, cookies, bottles of wine and quick deli sides like green goddess kale salad and tuna macaroni, though anything off the regular menu can be ordered there as well. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Oakland brunch destination Grand Lake Kitchen opens ambitious second restaurant," 7 June 2019 And while her hair, as well as her lithe yet muscular figure, often skewed androgynous, her makeup played up her almond gaze, pyramid-sharp cheekbones, and pillowy mouth to super-goddess effect. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Happy Birthday, Grace Jones! 18 Times the Fearless Pop Icon Broke the Beauty Mold," 19 May 2019 After publicly flirting with running in recent days, Mr. Gou on Wednesday went to a temple dedicated to the sea goddess Matsu. Yoko Kubota, WSJ, "iPhone-Assembly Tycoon to Seek Taiwan Presidency After Consulting Sea Goddess," 17 Apr. 2019 The party looks like it was sponsored and hosted by jewelry-maker Jacquie Aiche, which uses precious gemstones and channels goddess imagery (right up Jenna's alley, then). Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Jenna Dewan Attended the Sparkly Galentine's Day Party of My Dreams," 14 Feb. 2019 Who: Solange, the youngest mononymous member of a family of musical goddesses, who most recently graced us with 2016’s soulful, poignant A Seat at the Table. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "Sound On: The Best Music of March 2019," 1 Apr. 2019 August 7, 2018: In the video, Kylie is a sparkling, golden goddess, first seen cradling Travis' head. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "A Complete Timeline of Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott's Relationship," 8 Aug. 2018 In Ancient Greece the Muses, goddesses of poetry and literature and music, were revered as sources of divine knowledge. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "How Lee Radziwill Become the Ultimate Fashion Muse," 19 Feb. 2019 The Duchess of Cambridge looked like a grecian goddess in the billowy dress, and completed the look with a sophisticated updo, a box clutch, diamond drop earrings, and a diamond bracelet. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Someone Channeled Kate Middleton's Alexander McQueen Dress at the Golden Globes," 7 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of goddess

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of goddess

: a female god (sense 2)
: a woman who is greatly loved or admired


god·​dess | \ ˈgä-dəs How to pronounce goddess (audio) \

Kids Definition of goddess

: a female god

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