[ 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 formsgod·dess·hood, god·dess·ship, nounsu·per·god·dess, noun

Usage note

See -ess.
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British Dictionary definitions for goddess


/ (ˈɡɒdɪs) /


a female divinity
a woman who is adored or idealized, esp by a man
Derived Formsgoddesshood or goddess-ship, noun
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Word Origin and History for goddess



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

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