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[god-is] /ˈgɒd ɪs/
a female god or deity.
a woman of extraordinary beauty and charm.
a greatly admired or adored woman:
a domestic goddess who hosts lavish dinner parties.
Origin of goddess
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50; See origin at God, -ess
Related forms
goddesshood, goddessship, noun
supergoddess, noun
Usage note
See -ess. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Sip, my friend, you embrace the goddess of your choice above.

  • The goddess Pele has resigned the foreigner in discouragement.

  • And the most belovéd of all is the goddess E-yet-e-ko (Mother Earth) who nourishes them all their days.

    The Flute of the Gods Marah Ellis Ryan
  • The Germans had a Corn-mother, a goddess of agricultural growth and fertility.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • I could not believe it possible that any god or goddess would compel a woman to act in such a foolish way.

    Old Daniel Thomas Hodson
British Dictionary definitions for goddess


a female divinity
a woman who is adored or idealized, esp by a man
Derived Forms
goddesshood, goddess-ship, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for goddess

mid-14c., from god + fem. suffix -esse (see -ess). Of mortal women, by 1570s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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