goddess

noun
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

Synonyms

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 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 The pagan traditions celebrated the springtime renewal of life and fertility as well as the goddess of dawn and spring, Eastre (or Oestre or Ostara). Jenae Sitzes, Country Living, "The Easter Bunny Origin Story: Where Did The Easter Bunny Actually Come From?," 8 Mar. 2019 According to FTD by Design, these pink blossoms are the emblem of Venus, the goddess of love. Carly Orleach, Woman's Day, "How to Make Fresh Flowers Last Longer," 15 Feb. 2019 So far, the lava flow, which some here attribute to the Hawaiian volcano goddess Pele, has destroyed 35 structures, 26 of them homes on this side of the state's biggest island. Anchorage Daily News, "‘We don’t know what tomorrow may bring’: Hawaiians’ risk turns to painful reality," 9 May 2018 It was once believed that the crystals found in volcanic ashes were the tears of the volcano goddess, Pele. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "What’s Your Sign? Karen Elson on Her New Birthstone Perfume Bottle Tops," 18 Jan. 2019 Several Egyptian deities were depicted in part-cat, part-human form, including Bastet, who was a goddess of violence as well as fertility. Amanda Foreman, WSJ, "The Dark Lore of Black Cats," 18 Oct. 2018 Famous oil paintings of goddesses and aristocrats of yore only added to the impressive company. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Is Victoria Beckham the Most Fashionable Patron of the Arts?," 25 Jan. 2019 The list is not complete with out our witchy goddess, who performs actual spells in real life. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "33 Epic Halloween Songs To Make Up For Your Last-Minute Costume," 29 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of goddess

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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goddess

noun

English Language Learners Definition of goddess

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

goddess

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

Kids Definition of goddess

: a female god

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