Definition of godsend in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡɒdsɛnd/


A very helpful or valuable event, person, or article: these information packs are a godsend to schools
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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, good thing, benefit, help, aid, advantage, gain, asset, privilege, luxury;
windfall, bonanza, stroke of luck, piece of good fortune
informal perk, plus, plus point, pro
formal perquisite
literary benison


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

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