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

Definition of goddess

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

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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.
Recent Examples on the Web Despite not having an account herself, she's celebrated as a goddess on TikTok for her wit, style, and unapologetic honesty. Emily Maddick, Glamour, 28 Apr. 2022 She's often known as the goddess of fertility and childbirth. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 20 Apr. 2022 Uranus and Gaia, the goddess who represented Earth, fathered the Titans – including Cronos, the father of the Olympian gods led by Zeus. Kiona N. Smith, Forbes, 1 May 2022 Gaza's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said the nearly 7-inch-tall limestone head is believed to represent the goddess Anat and is dated to about 2,500 B.C. Asha C. Gilbert, USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2022 Additionally, the kit features a jock tag with the Greek goddess Artemis, holding a bow and arrow. Austin David, Orlando Sentinel, 21 Apr. 2022 The goddess at the end of Moon Knight Episode 4 is Taweret. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 20 Apr. 2022 This results in a massive fight between Khonshu’s (F. Murray Abraham) heroes and an evil beast that Harrow summons by channeling the powers of the goddess Ammit. Chris Smith, BGR, 6 Apr. 2022 How the festival celebrates the love between the goddess and god — of when Krishna was conscious of his darker skin tone to Radha’s fairer one? Palak Jayswal, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of goddess

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Goddess.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goddess. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of goddess

: a female god

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