Definition of godsend in English:



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

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