godsend

noun god·send \ ˈgäd-ˌsend also ˈgȯd- \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of godsend

back-formation from god-sent


GODSEND Defined for English Language Learners

godsend

noun

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

noun god·send \ ˈgäd-ˌsend \

Definition of godsend for Students

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


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