Definition of godsend in English:

godsend

noun

  • A very helpful or valuable event, person, or article.

    ‘these information packs are a godsend to schools’
    • ‘He meant they were godsends to the starving and the homeless.’
    • ‘I must've seemed a godsend to him - the next best thing to a captive audience.’
    • ‘An object of derision though she may be to some, to others the celebrity fashion icon is a godsend, for rarely does she also possess a model figure.’
    • ‘That innate shallow streak of mine can be a godsend at times.’
    • ‘The New York Times scandals have been a godsend to people who enjoy arguing about the media.’
    • ‘Given that some of the eccentric roles are godsends to actors, it is how they carry them off that separate the best from the rest.’
    • ‘We've just lost material things and they're insured, which is a godsend.’
    • ‘Would this be a godsend for busy parents or a wrong turn for childcare?’
    • ‘Hardly the most mouthwatering clash for spectators, it's easy to see why these games are godsends for managers.’
    • ‘Jacqueline Lloyd, project co-ordinator, said the money was a godsend.’
    • ‘And, counting all the godsends we've received so far, we're way past the normal limit; and they're still coming in.’
    • ‘Many of them are pretty computer averse, so anything that reduces their interaction with the computers is a godsend.’
    • ‘So the 1996 film Brassed Off was a godsend in one sense, but a mixed blessing in another.’
    • ‘Still, for the frantic chef, the electronic option is a godsend - just be sure to process only briefly or use the pulse button.’
    • ‘This article is a godsend because it is extremely difficult to get people to understand why my son is on a special diet.’
    • ‘Mass tourism still hasn't reached here, and this is a godsend.’
    • ‘The Australian English dictionary we brought from home, and similar ones on the internet have been a godsend.’
    • ‘Being insured is not the godsend that some people think it is.’
    • ‘With all the changes that have occurred in my life recently, it was a godsend to have company this past week.’
    • ‘And the presence of a coach on a full-time basis has been a godsend.’
    boon, blessing, bonus, good thing, benefit, help, aid, advantage, gain, asset, privilege, luxury
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Origin

Early 19th century: from God's send ‘what God has sent’.

Pronunciation

godsend

/ˈɡɒdsɛnd/