Definition of goddess in English:

goddess

Syllabification: god·dess
Pronunciation: /ˈgädis
 
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noun

  • 1A female deity: a temple to Athena Nike, goddess of victory
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    • 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.
  • 1.1A woman who is adored, especially for her beauty: he had an affair with a screen goddess
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    • 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.

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