Definitions for goddessˈgɒd ɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

god•dessˈgɒd ɪs(n.)

  1. a female god or deity.

  2. a greatly admired or adored woman.

  3. a woman of great beauty.

Origin of goddess:

1300–50

Princeton's WordNet

  1. goddess(noun)

    a female deity

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. goddess(noun)ˈgɒd ɪs

    in some religions, a female spiritual being associated with a particular part of life

    the goddess of love

Wiktionary

  1. goddess(Noun)

    A female deity.

  2. goddess(Noun)

    A human female honored or adored as physically attractive or of superior charm and intelligence.

  3. Goddess(ProperNoun)

    The single goddess of various monotheistic religions.

  4. Goddess(ProperNoun)

    The single female goddess of various ditheistic religions.

  5. Origin: from ca. 1350.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Goddess(noun)

    a female god; a divinity, or deity, of the female sex

  2. Goddess(noun)

    a woman of superior charms or excellence

Freebase

  1. Goddess

    Goddess as a proper noun may refer to a feminine supreme deity in monotheism or bitheism. Otherwise a goddess may refer to any feminine or female deity with supernatural powers. In some cultures Goddesses are associated with Earth, motherhood, love, and the household. In other cultures, Goddesses also rule over war, death, and destruction as well as healing. They can be figureheads of religions and can be accessed in modern times by religious statues. In some religions, a sacred feminine archetype can occupy a very central place in prayer and worship. In Hinduism, Sacred Feminine or Shaktism is one of the three major Hindu denominations of worship along with Vishnu and Shiva. In Tibetan Buddhism, the highest achievement any person can achieve is to become like the "great" female Buddhas who are depicted as being supreme protectors, fearless and filled with compassion for all beings. The primacy of a monotheistic or near-monotheistic "Great Goddess" is advocated by some modern matriarchists as a female version of, preceding, or analogue to, the Abrahamic God associated with the historical rise of monotheism in the Mediterranean Axis Age. Some currents of Neopaganism, in particular Wicca, have a bitheistic concept of a single Goddess and a single God, who in hieros gamos represent a united whole. Polytheistic reconstructionists focus on reconstructing polytheistic religions, including the various goddesses and figures associated with indigenous cultures.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. goddess

    A Super-Huzzy mated with an apotheosized Super-Thug.

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