blessing Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the formal act of approving
- he gave the project his blessing
- his decision merited the approval of any sensible person
noun a desirable state
- enjoy the blessings of peace
- a spanking breeze is a boon to sailors
noun a short prayer of thanks before a meal
- their youngest son said grace
noun a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
noun the act of praying for divine protection
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.
The act of one who blesses.
A declaration of divine favor, or an invocation imploring divine favor on some or something; a benediction; a wish of happiness pronounces.
This is the blessing, where with Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel. Deut. xxxiii. 1.
A means of happiness; that which promotes prosperity and welfare; a beneficent gift.
Nature's full blessings would be well dispensed. Milton.
(Bib.) A gift.A Hebraism Gen. xxxiii. 11.
Grateful praise or worship.
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