Definition of godsend in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡädˌsend/


A very helpful or valuable event, person, or thing: this highway is a godsend to the local community
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  • This article is a godsend because it is extremely difficult to get people to understand why my son is on a special diet.
  • 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.
  • So the 1996 film Brassed Off was a godsend in one sense, but a mixed blessing in another.
boon, blessing, bonus, plus, benefit, advantage, help, aid, asset;
stroke of luck, windfall, manna (from heaven)


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

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Syllabification: god·send

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