blessed Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb give a benediction to
- The dying man blessed his son
verb confer prosperity or happiness on
verb make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
verb render holy by means of religious rites
bless; consecrate; hallow; sanctify.
adjective highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace)
- our blessed land
- the blessed assurance of a steady income
adjective satellite worthy of worship
adjective satellite expletives used informally as intensifiers
darned; goddamned; goddam; goddamn; blamed; blame; infernal; damn; deuced; damned; blasted.
- he's a blasted idiot
- it's a blamed shame
- a blame cold winter
- not a blessed dime
- I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing
- he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool
- a deuced idiot
- an infernal nuisance
adjective satellite Roman Catholic; proclaimed one of the blessed and thus worthy of veneration
adjective satellite enjoying the bliss of heaven
adjective satellite characterized by happiness and good fortune
- Hallowed; consecrated; worthy of blessing or adoration; heavenly; holy.
O, run; prevent them with thy humble ode,
And lay it lowly at his blessed feet.
- Enjoying happiness or bliss; favored with blessings; happy; highly favored.
All generations shall call me blessed.
Luke i. 48.
Towards England's blessed shore.
- Imparting happiness or bliss; fraught with happiness; blissful; joyful. "Then was a blessed time." "So blessed a disposition."
- Enjoying, or pertaining to, spiritual happiness, or heavenly felicity; as, the blessed in heaven.
Reverenced like a blessed saint.
Cast out from God and blessed vision.
- (R. C. Ch.) Beatified.
- Used euphemistically, ironically, or intensively.
Not a blessed man came to set her [a boat] free.
R. D. Blackmore.
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