god·​dess | \ˈgä-dəs also ˈgȯ- \

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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As goddess of water, beauty, love and fertility, Astghik would present roses and spray rosewater intent on spreading love—and to honor Vahagn, god of fire and war. Roger Catlin, Smithsonian, "The Point of Armenia’s Splashy Holiday is Getting Wet," 3 July 2018 Sasha Siem has already released two albums, but the upcoming Holy, due in spring of 2019, will be her first under the moniker Frigga—a reference to the Norse goddess of love and destiny. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "Watch the Exclusive Premiere of Frigga’s “Flower Flower” Video," 7 Sep. 2018 This oddball—nicknamed Valetudo for the Roman goddess of health and hygiene, one of Jupiter's great-granddaughters—is possibly Jupiter's smallest moon, less than a kilometer in diameter. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "12 New Moons of Jupiter Discovered," 17 July 2018 But many Igbo Christians, who believe in the one supreme God, believe in lesser gods, like Amadioha, the god of thunder of justice, and Ala, the goddess of all living things whose body is the ground itself. Zito Madu, GQ, "How to Forgive Your Father," 26 June 2018 At one point, Jay and Beyoncé stand in front of Venus de Milo, a rendering of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. refinery29.com, "Beyoncé Lets Her Outfits Do The Talking In Everything Is Love's First Video," 17 June 2018 The fibers earned their nickname from the goddess of fire, a powerful and majestic deity from Hawaiian mythology. Marie Salcido, Sunset, "Hawaii’s Big Island Is Growing…Hair?!," 22 Jan. 2018 Oh, and Kylie makes an appearance as a golden goddess in one of his music videos. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Watch Kylie Jenner Adorably Support Travis Scott During His VMAs Performance," 21 Aug. 2018 The ceilings, painted by Antonio Verrio, show gods and goddesses in shades of bubblegum pink and baby blue frolicking above the Queen's Audience Chamber, the Queen's Presence Chamber and the King's Dining Room. Joanna Pocock, latimes.com, "Watching the royal wedding on the telly? Here's what you need to know about St. George's Chapel and Windsor Castle," 13 May 2018

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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 \

Kids Definition of goddess

: a female god

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the figure or shape of a crescent moon

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