Try Our Apps


Gobble up these 8 terms for eating


[god-is] /ˈgɒd ɪs/
a female god or deity.
a woman of extraordinary beauty and charm.
a greatly admired or adored woman:
a domestic goddess who hosts lavish dinner parties.
Origin of goddess
1300-50; Middle English; see God, -ess
Related forms
goddesshood, goddessship, noun
supergoddess, noun
Usage note
See -ess. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for goddess
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Sip, my friend, you embrace the goddess of your choice above.

  • Come, Dick, let us leave this god and goddess of reason alone.

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • And the most belovéd of all is the goddess E-yet-e-ko (Mother Earth) who nourishes them all their days.

    The Flute of the Gods Marah Ellis Ryan
  • The god Lakhmu and the goddess Lakhamu were made to shine, they were named.

  • I could not believe it possible that any god or goddess would compel a woman to act in such a foolish way.

    Old Daniel Thomas Hodson
British Dictionary definitions for goddess


a female divinity
a woman who is adored or idealized, esp by a man
Derived Forms
goddesshood, goddess-ship, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for goddess

mid-14c., from god + fem. suffix -esse (see -ess). Of mortal women, by 1570s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for goddess


Related Terms

sex goddess

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for goddess

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for goddess