- an unexpected thing or event that is particularly welcome and timely, as if sent by God.
Origin of godsend
Examples from the Web for godsend
When Hamas emerged as an increasingly powerful threat at the turn of the century, “Mosab was a godsend,” remembers Bar-Zohar.When the Son of Hamas Spied for Israel
August 5, 2014
Today, Google Books and other searchable text databases have been a godsend.The Oxford English Dictionary: The Original Crowdsourcer
April 29, 2013
These sticks are a great help, and the wooden crash-helmets—a comparatively recent invention—are a godsend.Thatcher's Economic Legacy
April 8, 2013
Plus, the Russian government decided to film the trial with as many as five cameras, which proved a godsend for the filmmakers.Sundance’s Best Documentary: ‘Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer’
January 26, 2013
For those struggling Olympians, a substantial paycheck would be a godsend.Gabby Douglas, Ryan Lochte: Why Families of America’s Olympics Athletes Are Broke
August 7, 2012
Decidedly, Dick had been a godsend, and his absence would be a calamity.Viviette
William J. Locke
The least of the weapons of the air-fleet would have been a godsend to Thorn and Sylva.
To have had one ship, even the smallest, where they were would have been a godsend to the fleet.
I cannot find words to express What a godsend your remedies have been to me.Treatise on the Diseases of Women
Lydia E. Pinkham
She's heels to her, and it's a godsend she'll be to us if things go ill.The Wild Geese
Stanley John Weyman
- a person or thing that comes unexpectedly but is particularly welcome
Word Origin and History for godsend
1814, "a shipwreck" (from the perspective of people living along the coast), from Middle English Godes sonde (c.1200) "God's messenger; what God sends, gift from God, happening caused by God," from god + Middle English sonde "that which is sent, message," from Old English sand, from sendan (see send (v.)). Sense of "happy chance" is from 1831.