[ god-win ]
/ ˈgɒd wɪn /
Save This Word!

Also God·wi·ne [god-wi-nuh]. /ˈgɒd wɪ nə/. Earl of the West Saxons, died 1053, English statesman.
Gail, born 1937, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
Mary Woll·stone·craft [wool-stuhn-kraft, -krahft], /ˈwʊl stənˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft/, 1759–97, English writer.
her husband, William, 1756–1836, English political philosopher, novelist, and essayist.
a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “good friend.”
Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use Godwin in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Godwin

/ (ˈɡɒdwɪn) /

died 1053, Earl of Wessex. He was chief adviser to Canute and Edward the Confessor. His son succeeded Edward to the throne as Harold II
Mary. See (Mary) Wollstonecraft
William. 1756–1836, British political philospher and novelist. In An Enquiry concerning Political Justice (1793), he rejected government and social institutions, including marriage. His views greatly influenced English romantic writers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012