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 ?
Her back was straight, her shoulders square, and her features were as the features of a tiny goddess on a pedestal in a garden in the dim light of a summer evening.
And when people say that's the accomplished daughter o' the accomplished superintendent of the Devil's Ford claim--otherwise known as the Star-eyed Goddess o' Devil's Ford-- every eye is fixed on the mine, and Capital, so to speak, tumbles to her.
While enjoying a month of fine weather at the sea-coast, I was thrown into the company of a most fascinating creature: a real goddess in my eyes, as long as she took no notice of me.
Then, they elevated into the vacant chair a young woman from the crowd to be carried as the Goddess of Liberty, and then swelling and overflowing out into the adjacent streets, and along the river's bank, and over the bridge, the Carmagnole absorbed them every one and whirled them away.
But after I have stood in the doorway for some time, and feasted my eyes upon the goddess of my heart, she approaches me - she, the eldest Miss Larkins
I thought my quest had brought me into a strange old haunted forest, and that I had thrown myself down to rest at the gnarled mossy root of a great oak-tree, while all about me was nought but fantastic shapes and capricious groups of gold-green bole and bough, wondrous alleys ending in mysterious coverts, and green lanes of exquisite turf that seemed to have been laid down in expectation of some milk-white queen or goddess passing that way.
who think otherwise must suppose that the Goddess of Armoirers,
Whereas, upon your view, the heroes who fell at Troy were not good for much, and the son of Thetis above all, who altogether despised danger in comparison with disgrace; and when he was so eager to slay Hector, his goddess mother said to him, that if he avenged his companion Patroclus, and slew Hector, he would die himself--'Fate,' she said, in these or the like words, 'waits for you next after Hector;' he, receiving this warning, utterly despised danger and death, and instead of fearing them, feared rather to live in dishonour, and not to avenge his friend.
The travellers crossed, beyond Milligaum, the fatal country so often stained with blood by the sectaries of the goddess Kali.
A young girl is sacrificed; she disappears mysteriously from the eyes of those who sacrificed her; She is transported to another country, where the custom is to offer up all strangers to the goddess.
Goddess in a golden hall, Fairest maids around her gleam, Wine-fumes of the festival Daily waft her into dream.
Never had Flora, the fresh and smiling goddess of gardeners, been honored with a purer or more scrupulous worship than that which was paid to her in this little enclosure.