Definition of godsend
- The widespread rain was a godsend for farmers.
that holiday bonus has proved to be a godsend for my bills
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First Known Use: 1792See Words from the same year
: something that provides great and usually unexpected help when it is needed
: a very helpful person
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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