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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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 For example, among those worshiping the Christ child were Hindu and Buddhist gods and goddesses: Krishna, Saraswati, Ganesha and Pattini. Washington Post, "Repairing a Nativity scene that lost a head," 6 Jan. 2020 Wiccans worship several gods or goddesses which include mother earth and father sky. cleveland, "What is Cleveland’s Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick?," 22 Nov. 2019 Eventually the collection would swell to 620 statues depicting Greek and Roman gods, goddesses and mythical heroes, as well as portraits of Roman emperors. New York Times, "A Storied Collection of Ancient Sculpture Will Finally See the Light," 28 Oct. 2019 Coatlicue, according to lore, was also the mother to 400 or so other gods and goddesses. Mike Lynch, Twin Cities, "Mike Lynch: Multiple moon myths," 13 Oct. 2019 Jefferson City: The statue of a Roman goddess that prompted a brief controversy returned to the dome of the Missouri State Capitol on Tuesday. USA TODAY, "Utility bill Santa, return of Ceres, Zion path secured: News from around our 50 states," 19 Dec. 2019 Also present was a golden pendant depicting the head of the Egyptian goddess Hathor—a prominent cultural symbol that, despite its foreign origin, was precious enough to join its owner in death. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "Artifacts in Gold-Lined Tombs Hint at Ancient Greek Trade Relationships," 18 Dec. 2019 There were also strips of papyrus with depictions of the goddess Taweret depicted as a hippopotamus with the tail of a crocodile. BostonGlobe.com, "Egypt unveils mummies of lion cubs, crocodiles, birds - The Boston Globe," 24 Nov. 2019 The Euphoria star walked the red carpet wearing an emerald green sheer Vera Wang dress with a thigh-high slit and red hair, looking like an actual goddess. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Zendaya Wears a Poison Ivy-Inspired Dress at 2019 Emmys," 23 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of goddess

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of goddess was in the 14th century

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22 Jan 2020

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“Goddess.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goddess. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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How to pronounce goddess (audio)

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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