Definitions for blessingˈblɛs ɪŋ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act or words of a person who blesses.
a special favor, mercy, or benefit:
the blessings of liberty.
a favor or gift bestowed by God, thereby bringing happiness.
the invoking of God's favor upon a person.
praise; devotion; worship, esp. grace said before a meal.
approval or good wishes.
Origin of blessing:
blessing, approval, approving(noun)
the formal act of approving
"he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"
a desirable state
"enjoy the blessings of peace"; "a spanking breeze is a boon to sailors"
grace, blessing, thanksgiving(noun)
a short prayer of thanks before a meal
"their youngest son said grace"
a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
the act of praying for divine protection
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sth that makes you feel grateful
a blessing to have so many good friends
sth that seems bad, but actually brings good things
approval and permission
My parents gave us their blessing.
some kind of divine or supernatural aid, or reward.
a pronouncement invoking divine aid.
a modern pagan ceremony.
the act of declaring or bestowing favor; approval.
We will not proceed without the executive director's blessing.
a thing one is glad of
a prayer before a meal; grace
a group of unicorns.
Origin: From bletsung
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
a means of happiness; that which promotes prosperity and welfare; a beneficent gift
grateful praise or worship
Translations for blessing
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a wish or prayer for happiness or success
The priest gave them his blessing.
- bênçãoPortuguese (BR)
- der SegenGerman
- دعای خیرFarsi
- 축복, 축도Korean
- memohon rahmatMalay
- velsignelse, signingNorwegian
- دعای خیرPersian
- د خیر دعاءPashto
- hayır duaTurkish
- 賜福，祝福，保佑Chinese (Trad.)
- دعا ، حمدUrdu
- điều sung sướngVietnamese
- 祝福，赐福，保佑，恩典Chinese (Simp.)
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