Definitions for blessingˈblɛs ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bless•ingˈblɛs ɪŋ(n.)

  1. the act or words of a person who blesses.

  2. a special favor, mercy, or benefit:

    the blessings of liberty.

  3. a favor or gift bestowed by God, thereby bringing happiness.

  4. the invoking of God's favor upon a person.

  5. praise; devotion; worship, esp. grace said before a meal.

  6. approval or good wishes.

Origin of blessing:

bef. 900

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blessing, approval, approving(noun)

    the formal act of approving

    "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"

  2. blessing, boon(noun)

    a desirable state

    "enjoy the blessings of peace"; "a spanking breeze is a boon to sailors"

  3. grace, blessing, thanksgiving(noun)

    a short prayer of thanks before a meal

    "their youngest son said grace"

  4. benediction, blessing(noun)

    a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection

  5. blessing, benediction(noun)

    the act of praying for divine protection

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. blessing(noun)ˈblɛs ɪŋ

    sth that makes you feel grateful

    a blessing to have so many good friends

  2. blessingˈblɛs ɪŋ

    sth that seems bad, but actually brings good things

  3. blessingˈblɛs ɪŋ

    approval and permission

    My parents gave us their blessing.

Wiktionary

  1. blessing(Noun)

    some kind of divine or supernatural aid, or reward.

  2. blessing(Noun)

    a pronouncement invoking divine aid.

  3. blessing(Noun)

    good fortune.

  4. blessing(Noun)

    a modern pagan ceremony.

  5. blessing(Noun)

    the act of declaring or bestowing favor; approval.

    We will not proceed without the executive director's blessing.

  6. blessing(Noun)

    a thing one is glad of

  7. blessing(Noun)

    a prayer before a meal; grace

  8. blessing(Noun)

    a group of unicorns.

  9. Origin: From bletsung

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blessing

    of Bless

  2. Blessing(verb)

    the act of one who blesses

  3. Blessing(verb)

    a declaration of divine favor, or an invocation imploring divine favor on some or something; a benediction; a wish of happiness pronounces

  4. Blessing(verb)

    a means of happiness; that which promotes prosperity and welfare; a beneficent gift

  5. Blessing(verb)

    a gift

  6. Blessing(verb)

    grateful praise or worship

Freebase

  1. Blessing

    A blessing, is the infusion of something with holiness, spiritual redemption, divine will, or one's hope or approval.


Translations for blessing

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

blessing(noun)

a wish or prayer for happiness or success

The priest gave them his blessing.

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