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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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 Women had little role in the franchise, outside of the goddesses Kratos would eventually kill. Joshua Rivera, GQ, "God of War," 20 Apr. 2018 Chang’e-4, whose name comes a mythological goddess who lives on the moon with her pet rabbit, represents another step forward for the CNSA's ambitions. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "China Successfully Lands on Far Side of Moon," 3 Jan. 2019 At its base, from which a handle once protruded, the head of the goddess Hathor gazes out, her fertile powers suggested by bovine ears. Edward Rothstein, WSJ, "‘Sights and Sounds of Ancient Ritual’ Review: Art Meant to Excite the Soul," 10 Dec. 2018 By wielding a giant sword and chanting a mantra, Adora changes from mumsy space cadet into a disco-interpretation of a goddess: gold go-go boots, matching golden gauntlets, a winged vaguely Nordic tiara, and a crimson cape. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power honors and challenges the original She-Ra.," 21 Nov. 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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