Definitions for BLESSblɛs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

blessblɛs(v.t.)blessed; blest, bless•ing.

  1. to consecrate or sanctify by a religious rite; make or pronounce holy.

  2. to request God's divine favor upon or for:

    Bless this house.

  3. to bestow some benefit upon; endow:

    Nature blessed me with strong teeth.

  4. to extol as holy; glorify:

    Bless the name of the Lord.

  5. to protect or guard from evil (usu. used interjectionally):

    Bless you!

  6. to make the sign of the cross over or upon.

    Category: Religion

Origin of bless:

bef. 950; ME; OE blētsian, blēdsian to consecrate

bless′ing•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bless(verb)

    give a benediction to

    "The dying man blessed his son"

  2. bless(verb)

    confer prosperity or happiness on

  3. bless, sign(verb)

    make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate

  4. consecrate, bless, hallow, sanctify(verb)

    render holy by means of religious rites

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bless(verb)ɛs

    to ask God to care for or to bring holiness

    priests blessing the children; Bless this food.

  2. blessɛs

    grateful to have

    a family blessed with good health

  3. blessɛs

    used when sb sneezes

Wiktionary

  1. bless(Verb)

    To make something blessed, to confer blessing upon.

  2. bless(Verb)

    To turn (a reference) into an object.

  3. bless(Interjection)

    Used as an expression of endearment, or (ironically) belittlement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bless(verb)

    to make or pronounce holy; to consecrate

  2. Bless(verb)

    to make happy, blithesome, or joyous; to confer prosperity or happiness upon; to grant divine favor to

  3. Bless(verb)

    to express a wish or prayer for the happiness of; to invoke a blessing upon; -- applied to persons

  4. Bless(verb)

    to invoke or confer beneficial attributes or qualities upon; to invoke or confer a blessing on, -- as on food

  5. Bless(verb)

    to make the sign of the cross upon; to cross (one's self)

  6. Bless(verb)

    to guard; to keep; to protect

  7. Bless(verb)

    to praise, or glorify; to extol for excellences

  8. Bless(verb)

    to esteem or account happy; to felicitate

  9. Bless(verb)

    to wave; to brandish

Freebase

  1. Bless

    Bless is a hip-hop artist from Montreal, Canada.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BLESS' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4040

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BLESS' in Verbs Frequency: #1046


Translations for BLESS

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

bless

– to ask God to show favour to

Bless this ship.

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