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  1. a female god or deity.
  2. a woman of extraordinary beauty and charm.
  3. a greatly admired or adored woman: a domestic goddess who hosts lavish dinner parties.
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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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Related Words for goddess

divinity, idol, immortal, sanctity, deity, hero, darling, icon, superstar, fairy, spirit, goddess, sprite, naiad, nymphet, sylph, dryad, mermaid, beauty, temptress

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British Dictionary definitions for goddess


  1. a female divinity
  2. a woman who is adored or idealized, esp by a man
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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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