Definition of godsend in English:



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

    ‘this highway is a godsend to the local community’
    • ‘The Australian English dictionary we brought from home, and similar ones on the internet have been 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.’
    • ‘This article is a godsend because it is extremely difficult to get people to understand why my son is on a special diet.’
    • ‘So the 1996 film Brassed Off was a godsend in one sense, but a mixed blessing in another.’
    • ‘Many of them are pretty computer averse, so anything that reduces their interaction with the computers is a godsend.’
    • ‘Jacqueline Lloyd, project co-ordinator, said the money was a godsend.’
    • ‘He meant they were godsends to the starving and the homeless.’
    • ‘And the presence of a coach on a full-time basis has been a godsend.’
    • ‘Mass tourism still hasn't reached here, and this is a godsend.’
    • ‘I must've seemed a godsend to him - the next best thing to a captive audience.’
    • ‘Would this be a godsend for busy parents or a wrong turn for childcare?’
    • ‘That innate shallow streak of mine can be a godsend at times.’
    • ‘Still, for the frantic chef, the electronic option is a godsend - just be sure to process only briefly or use the pulse button.’
    • ‘The New York Times scandals have been a godsend to people who enjoy arguing about the media.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Being insured is not the godsend that some people think it is.’
    • ‘We've just lost material things and they're insured, which is a godsend.’
    • ‘With all the changes that have occurred in my life recently, it was a godsend to have company this past week.’
    • ‘Hardly the most mouthwatering clash for spectators, it's easy to see why these games are godsends for managers.’
    • ‘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.’
    boon, blessing, bonus, good thing, benefit, help, aid, advantage, gain, asset, privilege, luxury
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Early 19th century: from God's send ‘what God has sent’.