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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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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New York label Luar worked closely with Cervantes on the purposefully anti-traditional bridal look loosely inspired by Aztec goddesses, Joan of Arc, Queen Elizabeth, and Artemisia I of Caria. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Luar’s Raul Lopez Made a Wedding Dress Designed to Make You Feel Like You’re on Love ’Shrooms," 11 July 2018 Tessa Thompson is a great addition as the booze-swilling Valkyrie, and Cate Blanchett has fun slumming as the goddess of death. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "We rank every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from worst to best," 6 July 2018 Pop goddess, fashion icon, Oscar-winning actress — one name says it all. Anna Millard, refinery29.com, "Lily James Wowed Meryl Streep With A Hidden Talent While Filming Mamma Mia," 1 July 2018 In ancient astrology, Virgo is symbolized by the goddess of wheat and agriculture, demonstrating Virgo's deep connection to the physical plane. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's July 2018 Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 29 June 2018 Martha Stewart, the goddess of both gardening and culinary arts, has always been one of my favorite interviews. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "‘Goat’ herb garden always within convenient kitchen reach," 22 June 2018 To channel the grace of The Winged Victory of Samothrace—the second century B.C. Hellenistic sculptural tribute to the goddess Nike—couture was necessary. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "With “Apeshit,” the Carters Deliver a Fashion-Forward Art History Lesson," 18 June 2018 That not every woman is a gorgeous lactating goddess and not every experience of motherhood is a happy one. Amber Tamblyn, Time, "Motherhood Makes You Dangerous—And That's Powerful in the #MeToo Era," 12 May 2018 In Hawaiian myth and culture, Pele is the goddess of fire and volcano and devours the Big Island when she is perturbed. Angela Fritz, chicagotribune.com, "8 facts about Hawaii's Kilauea volcano," 7 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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