Definition of goddess in US English:



  • 1A female deity.

    ‘a temple to Athena Nike, goddess of victory’
    • ‘Worshippers repeat the names of their favourite gods and goddesses, and repeat mantras.’
    • ‘Their gods and goddesses were different from those of the Vedic pantheon.’
    • ‘We worship the gods and goddesses of the Greek pantheon, and use the Greek format of ritual.’
    • ‘There may be a Cupid like figure as well, but there is always a love goddess except in monotheisms.’
    • ‘At the end of the small room there was a deity figure of the goddess Nova the Water Goddess.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The original inhabitants of Oman were pantheists, worshiping various goddesses and gods.’
    • ‘The fact illustrates the nature of the goddess, and her cult, well enough.’
    • ‘Venus afterwards was called the Assyrian goddess or Astarte, the queen of heaven.’
    • ‘It shimmers with characters, sayings, spirits, gods and goddesses from a pantheon of faiths.’
    • ‘The eight lotus petals are the four mothers and four goddesses and the vase represents the vase containing the nectar of accomplishment.’
    • ‘Hindus are truly monotheist but worship many gods and goddesses and see the same God in them.’
    • ‘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!’
    • ‘The Sun is depicted as a male deity, being embraced by the female moon goddess during an eclipse.’
    • ‘All rites, rituals, and worship of god and goddesses have been dispensed with.’
    • ‘Because Wiccans seem to worship nature and nature goddesses and gods, they can be called pantheists.’
    • ‘The songs and verses he composed in the praise of various gods and goddesses are most wonderful in quality and quantity.’
    • ‘They adopted a synergetic approach, assimilating native deities with gods or goddesses from their own pantheon.’
    • ‘The Celtic religion features many female deities such as a mother goddesses and war goddesses.’
    deity, divine being, celestial being, supreme being, divinity, immortal
    View synonyms
    1. 1.1 A woman who is adored, especially for her beauty.
      ‘he had an affair with a screen goddess’
      • ‘You should celebrate your inner girly goddess, and there are lots of cool ways to do it.’
      • ‘One of the great screen goddesses of 1940s and 1950s Hollywood, Bacall is still strikingly handsome.’
      • ‘Zeta-Jones takes on the supporting role with the style of a natural born screen goddess.’
      • ‘She might seem bulletproof on screen, but even domestic goddesses need a little downtime.’
      • ‘Thank God this was the day for our domestic goddess Inez to show up.’
      • ‘Rather than peerless screen goddesses, we see the vulnerable essences of the two stars.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘However, Between Strangers needs more than a screen goddess to liven up the material.’
      • ‘Who hasn't gloated over candid snaps that show up a former screen goddess in a less than flattering light?’
      • ‘This has proved problematic, not only for one ageing screen goddess.’
      • ‘By the end of the year, she had finally supplanted Liz Hurley as the British newspapers' screen goddess of choice.’
      • ‘Back in the middle 1930s the stars of the silver screen were goddesses, such as Greta Garbo.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘She had fantastic cheekbones and, frankly, was born a natural sex goddess.’
      • ‘Sigourney Weaver's character becomes the sex goddess of Murray's fantasy… and beyond.’
      • ‘I'm still determined to achieve my life goal of becoming a domestic goddess.’
      • ‘The French screen goddess may turn out to be the only major star attending.’
      • ‘It takes its inspiration from early screen goddesses, but in those days it took much more bravery to face the chemicals.’
      beautiful woman, belle, vision, charmer, enchantress, venus, beauty queen, english rose, picture, seductress
      View synonyms