goddess

noun

god·​dess ˈgä-dəs How to pronounce goddess (audio)
 also  ˈgȯ-
1
: a female god
2
: a woman whose great charm or beauty arouses adoration

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 In this tradition, a cohort of priests offer ritual prayers in honor of the river, which is worshiped as a goddess in Hinduism. Kamalpreet Singh, Travel + Leisure, 19 June 2024 Ready for her close-up In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded silent-screen goddess Norma Desmond lives in a fantasy world and dreams of making a comeback. Duante Beddingfield, Detroit Free Press, 14 June 2024 Following her golden Met Gala debut, Elsa Pataky attended a Biotherm Skincare event in Madrid wearing a white skirt suit with shimmery strappy heels. 10 of 13 Amandla Stenberg Amandla Stenberg took a fashion risk in wearing this goddess dress by Oude Waag to The Alcolyte premiere in London. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 30 May 2024 Osun is a fertility goddess of the Yoruba people, and in this eerie but beautiful sanctuary stand statues of several gods, or orishas, chief among them Ogun. John Ganz, Harper's Magazine, 22 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for goddess 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Goddess.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goddess. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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goddess

noun
god·​dess ˈgäd-əs How to pronounce goddess (audio)
1
: a female god
2
: a woman of great charm or beauty

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