Goddess meaning

gŏdĭs
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The definition of a goddess is a female god, or a beautiful woman.

An example of a goddess is Athena.

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A woman of great beauty or grace.
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A female being of supernatural powers or attributes, believed in and worshiped by a people.
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A female being believed to be the source of life and being and worshiped as the principal deity in various religions. Used with the.
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Something, such as fame or wealth, that is worshiped or idealized.
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An image of a female supernatural being; an idol.
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A woman greatly admired, as for her beauty.
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(religion) A female deity.
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(figuratively) A human female honored or adored as physically attractive or of superior charm and intelligence.
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A female god.
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(proper) 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 and religions.
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The single goddess of various monotheistic religions.
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The single goddess of various bitheistic or duotheistic religions.
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Origin of goddess

  • god +‎ -ess, formed about 1350. The figurative meaning is first found in Spenser's Shepheardes calender (1579).

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  • From Middle English, from Old English. See God for further etymology.

    From Wiktionary