What does Goddess mean?
Definitions for Goddess
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a female deity
A female deity.
A human female honored or adored as physically attractive or of superior charm and intelligence.
The single goddess of various monotheistic religions.
The single female goddess of various ditheistic religions.
Etymology: from ca. 1350.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A female divinity.
Etymology: from god.
Hear, nature, hear; dear goddess, hear a father! William Shakespeare.
A woman I forswore; but I will prove,
Thou being a goddess, I forswore not thee:
My vow was earthy, thou a heav’nly love. William Shakespeare.
I long have waited in the temple nigh,
Built to the gracious goddess Clemency;
But rev’rence thou the pow’r. John Dryden, Fables.
From his seat the goddess born arose,
And thus undaunted spoke. John Dryden, Fables.
When the daughter of Jupiter presented herself among a crowd of goddesses, she was distinguished by her graceful stature and superior beauty. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 21.
Modesty with-held the goddess’ train. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.
A goddess is a female deity. In many known cultures, goddesses are often linked with literal or metaphorical pregnancy or imagined feminine roles associated with how women and girls are perceived or expected to behave. This includes themes of spinning, weaving, beauty, love, sexuality, motherhood, domesticity, creativity, and fertility (exemplified by the ancient mother goddess cult). Many major goddesses are also associated with magic, war, strategy, hunting, farming, wisdom, fate, earth, sky, power, laws, justice, and more. Some themes, such as discord or disease, which are considered negative within their cultural contexts also are found associated with some goddesses. There are as many differently described and understood goddesses as there are male, shapeshifting, or neuter gods. In some faiths, a sacred female figure holds a central place in religious prayer and worship. For example, Shaktism, the worship of the female force that animates the world, is one of the three major sects of Hinduism. Polytheist religions, including Polytheistic reconstructionists, honor multiple goddesses and gods, and usually view them as discrete, separate beings. These deities may be part of a pantheon, or different regions may have tutelary deities.
a female god; a divinity, or deity, of the female sex
a woman of superior charms or excellence
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
A Super-Huzzy mated with an apotheosized Super-Thug.
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The numerical value of Goddess in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Goddess in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of Goddess in a Sentence
She's a lyrical goddess.
If the Emperor claims descent from the sun goddess, then the stability of his reign is that much more secure.
Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.
If you opened the dictionary and searched for the meaning of a Goddess, you would find the description of a dancing lady
Taste this, and be henceforth among the Gods thyself a Goddess.
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- معبودة, إلاهةArabic
- deessaCatalan, Valencian
- Göttin, GGerman
- ایزدبانو, الههPersian
- ban-diaScottish Gaelic
- diva, deaItalian
- ទេវី, ទេពធីតា, ព្រះម៉ែKhmer
- 女神, 여신Korean
- dieviete, dieveLatvian
- godin, schoonheidDutch
- gudinneNorwegian Nynorsk
- božica, boginja, божица, богињаSerbo-Croatian
- ilahe, tanrıçaTurkish
- 女神, nữ thầnVietnamese
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