Definition of goddess in English:

goddess

noun

  • 1A female deity.

    ‘Athena Nike, goddess of victory’
    • ‘It shimmers with characters, sayings, spirits, gods and goddesses from a pantheon of faiths.’
    • ‘Worshippers repeat the names of their favourite gods and goddesses, and repeat mantras.’
    • ‘Because Wiccans seem to worship nature and nature goddesses and gods, they can be called pantheists.’
    • ‘At the end of the small room there was a deity figure of the goddess Nova the Water Goddess.’
    • ‘Hindus are truly monotheist but worship many gods and goddesses and see the same God in them.’
    • ‘Venus afterwards was called the Assyrian goddess or Astarte, the queen of heaven.’
    • ‘All rites, rituals, and worship of god and goddesses have been dispensed with.’
    • ‘They will not set up any idols, gods, goddesses or statues for worship nor shall they worship any human being.’
    • ‘Why, even Hindu gods and goddesses can be abused freely!’
    • ‘Their gods and goddesses were different from those of the Vedic pantheon.’
    • ‘The eight lotus petals are the four mothers and four goddesses and the vase represents the vase containing the nectar of accomplishment.’
    • ‘There may be a Cupid like figure as well, but there is always a love goddess except in monotheisms.’
    • ‘The fact illustrates the nature of the goddess, and her cult, well enough.’
    • ‘The Celtic religion features many female deities such as a mother goddesses and war goddesses.’
    • ‘So some of the gods whom we know from the pantheon, goddesses like Hera and Poseidon, were gods who were native to Greece as we know it.’
    • ‘They adopted a synergetic approach, assimilating native deities with gods or goddesses from their own pantheon.’
    • ‘We worship the gods and goddesses of the Greek pantheon, and use the Greek format of ritual.’
    • ‘The songs and verses he composed in the praise of various gods and goddesses are most wonderful in quality and quantity.’
    • ‘The original inhabitants of Oman were pantheists, worshiping various goddesses and gods.’
    • ‘The Sun is depicted as a male deity, being embraced by the female moon goddess during an eclipse.’
    deity, goddess, divine being, celestial being, supreme being, divinity, immortal
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    1. 1.1A woman who is greatly admired, especially for her beauty.
      ‘he had an affair with a screen goddess’
      • ‘Rather than peerless screen goddesses, we see the vulnerable essences of the two stars.’
      • ‘I'm still determined to achieve my life goal of becoming a domestic goddess.’
      • ‘One of the great screen goddesses of 1940s and 1950s Hollywood, Bacall is still strikingly handsome.’
      • ‘One would have the looks and figure of a screen goddess, and the drive to make both the best of her opportunities and a host of enemies.’
      • ‘The French screen goddess may turn out to be the only major star attending.’
      • ‘Back in the middle 1930s the stars of the silver screen were goddesses, such as Greta Garbo.’
      • ‘Will the all female group of domestic goddesses sweep the board or will they be kicked in to touch by the football supporters?’
      • ‘Even the sex goddess of all things Alien cannot inject eroticism into a plain script.’
      • ‘This has proved problematic, not only for one ageing screen goddess.’
      • ‘She had fantastic cheekbones and, frankly, was born a natural sex goddess.’
      • ‘She might seem bulletproof on screen, but even domestic goddesses need a little downtime.’
      • ‘You should celebrate your inner girly goddess, and there are lots of cool ways to do it.’
      • ‘However, Between Strangers needs more than a screen goddess to liven up the material.’
      • ‘Sigourney Weaver's character becomes the sex goddess of Murray's fantasy… and beyond.’
      • ‘By the end of the year, she had finally supplanted Liz Hurley as the British newspapers' screen goddess of choice.’
      • ‘Thank God this was the day for our domestic goddess Inez to show up.’
      • ‘Zeta-Jones takes on the supporting role with the style of a natural born screen goddess.’
      • ‘Who hasn't gloated over candid snaps that show up a former screen goddess in a less than flattering light?’
      • ‘It takes its inspiration from early screen goddesses, but in those days it took much more bravery to face the chemicals.’

Pronunciation:

goddess

/ˈɡɒdɪs/