goddess

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god·dess

 (gŏd′ĭs)
n.
1. A female being of supernatural powers or attributes, believed in and worshiped by a people.
2. often Goddess A female being believed to be the source of life and being and worshiped as the principal deity in various religions. Used with the.
3. An image of a female supernatural being; an idol.
4. Something, such as fame or wealth, that is worshiped or idealized.
5. A woman of great beauty or grace.

goddess

(ˈɡɒdɪs)
n
1. (Other Non-Christian Religions) a female divinity
2. a woman who is adored or idealized, esp by a man
ˈgoddessˌhood, ˈgoddess-ˌship n

god•dess

(ˈgɒd ɪs)

n.
1. a female god or deity.
2. a greatly admired or adored woman.
3. a woman of great beauty.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goddess - a female deitygoddess - a female deity      
deity, divinity, god, immortal - any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
earth goddess, earth-goddess - a goddess of fertility and vegetation
Translations
jumalatar
Istennő
女神
Dea
Dumnezeiţă
bohyňa
boginja
gudinna

goddess

[ˈgɒdɪs] Ndiosa f

goddess

[ˈgɒdɛs] n
(= female god) → déesse f
the moon goddess → la déesse de la lune sex goddess

goddess

nGöttin f

goddess

[ˈgɒdɪs] ndea
References in classic literature ?
One of the captivating children, who seem made to be kissed and cuddled, adorned and adored like little goddesses, and produced for general approval on all festive occasions.
No--I reckon one o' them fancy groups--one o' them Latin goddesses that Fairfax is always gassin' about, sorter leadin', directin' and bossin' us where to dig.
So, I say, I couldn't but tremble at the vision of those golden-haired goddesses, standing with immobile faces by their awful altars.
Yet they a beauteous ofspring shall beget; For that fair femal Troop thou sawst, that seemd Of Goddesses, so blithe, so smooth, so gay, Yet empty of all good wherein consists Womans domestic honour and chief praise; Bred onely and completed to the taste Of lustful apperence, to sing, to dance, To dress, and troule the Tongue, and roule the Eye.
The more he strove against this unhallowed passion the more his senses yielded to its thrall, and at length, weary of a struggle that taxed his very soul, he gave way and sank back breathless and exhausted beneath the kisses of these marble goddesses, and the enchantment of his marvellous dream.
Oh, the Ideal Man should talk to us as if we were goddesses, and treat us as if we were children.
He did as Raphael had done -- he changed his style, and painted, in the fashion of the Albanian, two goddesses rather than two queens.
Mortals climb up and they fall down; but it is only gods and goddesses who can fall upwards.
Beebe to get up the names of the goddesses and gods.
Mercy me--when my children beg me to have all those gods and goddesses painted out overhead I always say I'm too thankful to have somebody about me that NOTHING can shock
The places of the outer world and the temples of the therns had been robbed of their princesses and goddesses that the blacks might have their slaves.
A man who has never found opposition or resistance in any one, who lavishes his gold and jewels in every direction, and who retains his staff of painters in order to take the portraits of his mistresses in the costume of goddesses.