god·​send | \ ˈgäd-ˌsend How to pronounce godsend (audio) also ˈgȯd- \

Definition of godsend

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

Examples of godsend in a Sentence

that holiday bonus has proved to be a godsend for my bills
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First Known Use of godsend

1792, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for godsend

back-formation from god-sent

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15 May 2022

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“Godsend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/godsend. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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god·​send | \ ˈgäd-ˌsend How to pronounce godsend (audio) \

Kids Definition of godsend

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

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Nglish: Translation of godsend for Spanish Speakers


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