UK [ˈɡɒdes] / US [ˈɡɑdəs] noun [countable]
Word forms "goddess":
singular goddess plural goddesses
1) one of the female spirits or beings with special powers that people in some religions believe in and worship

the Greek goddess, Athena

a) a very beautiful woman
b) a woman who many people admire or copy

pop goddess Madonna

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  • goddess — [gäd′is] n. [ME godesse] 1. a female god 2. a woman greatly admired, as for her beauty 3. [also G ] a feminine deity proposed by some as having been worshiped from ancient times and as variously present as a goddess in many of the world s myths… …   English World dictionary

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  • Goddess — For other uses, see Goddess (disambiguation). A statue of the Hindu goddess Saraswati …   Wikipedia

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  • goddess — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ pagan ▪ Egyptian, Roman, etc. ▪ ancient ▪ fertility, mother ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • goddess — god|dess Goddess [ˈgɔdıs US ˈga: ] n 1.) a female ↑being who is believed to control the world or part of it, or represents a particular quality ▪ Aphrodite, goddess of love 2.) screen goddess an attractive female film star …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Goddess — noun /ˈɡɒdes/ a) The single goddess of various monotheistic religions. b) The single female goddess of various ditheistic religions. <! eg Wicca Syn: Divine Mother …   Wiktionary

  • goddess — god|dess [ gadəs ] noun count 1. ) one of the female spirits or BEINGS with special powers that people in some religions believe in and worship: the Greek goddess, Athena 2. ) a very beautiful woman a ) a woman who many people admire or copy: pop …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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