godsend

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈgɒdsɛnd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈgɑdˌsɛnd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(godsend′)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
god•send /ˈgɑdˌsɛnd/USA pronunciation   n. [countable;  usually singular;
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  1. a needed thing that comes at the right moment:The extra money is a godsend.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
god•send  (godsend′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. an unexpected thing or event that is particularly welcome and timely, as if sent by God.
  • earlier God's send, variant (by influence of send1) of God's sond or sand, Middle English Godes sand (sand Old English: message, service) 1805–15

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
godsend /ˈɡɒdˌsɛnd/ n
  1. a person or thing that comes unexpectedly but is particularly welcome
Etymology: 19th Century: changed from C17 God's send, alteration of goddes sand God's message, from Old English sand; see send1
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