godsend

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noun god·send \ˈgäd-ˌsend also ˈgȯd-\

Definition of godsend

  1. :  a desirable or needed thing or event that comes unexpectedly The widespread rain was a godsend for farmers.

Examples of godsend in a sentence

  1. that holiday bonus has proved to be a godsend for my bills

Origin and Etymology of godsend

back-formation from god-sent


First Known Use: 1792


GODSEND Defined for English Language Learners

godsend

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noun god·send \ˈgäd-ˌsend also ˈgȯd-\

Definition of godsend for English Language Learners

  • : something that provides great and usually unexpected help when it is needed

  • : a very helpful person


GODSEND Defined for Kids

godsend

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noun god·send \ˈgäd-ˌsend\

Definition of godsend for Students

  1. :  some badly needed thing that comes unexpectedly The new job was a godsend.



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