Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Something wanted or needed that comes or happens unexpectedly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Something regarded as sent by God; an un-looked-for acquisition or piece of good fortune.
  • noun A sending by God.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Something sent by God; an unexpected acquisiton or piece of good fortune.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An unexpected good fortune or benefit; a windfall.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of Middle English goddes sand, God's message : goddes, genitive of God, God; see god + sand, message (from Old English; see sent- in Indo-European roots).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English goddes sand - God’s message

Examples

  • "This is a godsend from a codes point of view," he said.

    Berks county news

  • The godsend was a single-stall shower off by itself, with a curtain for privacy.

    True You

  • The godsend was a single-stall shower off by itself, with a curtain for privacy.

    True You

  • The godsend was a single-stall shower off by itself, with a curtain for privacy.

    True You

  • The godsend was a single-stall shower off by itself, with a curtain for privacy.

    True You

  • The godsend was a single-stall shower off by itself, with a curtain for privacy.

    True You

  • Instead she decided to become our full-time sales/marketing/office associate, aka godsend.

    Bring On the Night

  • Instead she decided to become our full-time sales/marketing/office associate, aka godsend.

    Bring On the Night

  • The grant from AAUW, which Felicia called a godsend to her academic and professional development, helped her balance all her responsibilities.

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  • Most Mexican families find our U.S. public schools a godsend, that isn't available in Mexico.

    Lou, Get Real and Get Off Public Education

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