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


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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Virile in summer and dormant in winter, the bear’s life cycle mirrors the seasons, and when bears emerged from their dens in spring, they were seen as the source of fertility for the goddess. David James, Anchorage Daily News, "New book explores mankind’s fascination with bears, from Stone Age to 'Winnie the Pooh’," 31 Aug. 2019 Kawanishi wrote that the medals are to ‘‘resemble rough stones that have been polished and which now shine with light and brilliance.’’ The front side carries the Tokyo Olympic emblem, with the Greek goddess of victory on the back. Stephen Wade, BostonGlobe.com, "Tokyo Olympics unveil gold, silver, bronze medals," 24 July 2019 The front side carries the Tokyo Olympic emblem, with the Greek goddess of victory on the back. Charlotte Carroll, SI.com, "Tokyo 2020 Olympic Medals Unveiled By Organizers A Year Before The Summer Games," 24 July 2019 The front side carries the Tokyo Olympic emblem, with the Greek goddess of victory on the back. Stephen Wade, The Denver Post, "Tokyo Olympics unveil gold, silver, bronze medals," 24 July 2019 Following guidelines from the International Olympic Committee, the design features the winged figure of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, on one side and the familiar five Olympic rings on the other. David Wharton, Los Angeles Times, "Medals for 2020 Tokyo Olympics emphasize themes of light and brilliance," 24 July 2019 This new program is named Artemis, after the Greek goddess of the moon and Apollo’s twin sister. Bianca Sanchez, chicagotribune.com, "NASA to land first woman on the moon. ‘It would be out of this world.’," 26 June 2019 The idea behind the Artemis program, which was named after the Greek moon goddess who was Apollo’s twin sister, is to establish a base on the moon and then use it as a launching pad to Mars. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "Planned trips to moon could usher in space-based commerce," 8 June 2019 To say that a glam team transformed Nia Long into a goddess would be nearly blasphemous. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "Nia Long's Red-Carpet Glam Makes Us Want To See '47 Meters Down: Uncaged'," 14 Aug. 2019

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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 How to pronounce goddess (audio) \

Kids Definition of goddess

: a female god

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