Definition of goddess in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɡädəs/ /ˈɡɑdəs/


  • 1A female deity.

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



/ˈɡädəs/ /ˈɡɑdəs/