bliss, blissfulness, cloud nine, seventh heaven, walking on air(noun)
a state of extreme happiness
To be extremely happy, to be blissful
a programming language used for systems programming primarily on computers produced by Digital Equipment Corporation. Bliss is a parallel language to C, both being derived from B and BCPL
Origin: From bliðs, from blīþisjō, from + -tjo. see blithe.
orig., blithesomeness; gladness; now, the highest degree of happiness; blessedness; exalted felicity; heavenly joy
BLISS is a system programming language developed at Carnegie Mellon University by W. A. Wulf, D. B. Russell, and A. N. Habermann around 1970. It was perhaps the best known systems programming language right up until C made its debut a few years later. Since then, C took off and BLISS faded into obscurity. When C was in its infancy, a few projects within Bell Labs were debating the merits of BLISS vs. C. BLISS is a typeless block-structured language based on expressions rather than statements, and includes constructs for exception handling, coroutines, and macros. It does not include a goto statement. The name is variously said to be short for "Basic Language for Implementation of System Software" or "System Software Implementation Language, Backwards". It was sometimes called "Bill's Language for Implementing System Software", after Bill Wulf. The original Carnegie Mellon compiler was notable for its extensive use of optimizations, and formed the basis of the classic book The Design of an Optimizing Compiler. DEC developed and maintained BLISS compilers for the PDP-10, PDP-11, DEC Alpha, DEC PRISM, Intel IA-32, Intel IA-64, and VAX, and used it heavily in-house into the 1980s; most of the utility programs for the VMS operating system were written in BLISS-32.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
blis, n. the highest happiness: the special happiness of heaven, heaven.—adj. Bliss′ful.—adv. Bliss′fully.—n. Bliss′fulness.—adj. Bliss′less, without bliss. [A.S. blíðs, blíðe, Blithe.]
Is happiness at its peak.
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The numerical value of BLISS in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of BLISS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
war is destruction freedom is bliss ignorance is curse
Silence is love's own peculiar eloquence of bliss.
Enjoy the Bliss of just Being…Without being dependent on anything!
Enjoy the Bliss of just Being… Without being dependent on anything!
A loving heart is the source of all happiness, all joy and all bliss.
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- بَرَكة, سعادة, النعيمArabic
- блажэнства, благасць, асалодаBelarusian
- блажєньствоOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- éxtasis, euforía, dicha, felicidadSpanish
- autuus, onniFinnish
- béatitude, félicitéFrench
- 幸福, 至福Japanese
- verrukking, gelukzaligheidDutch
- júbilo, êxtase, gáudio, felicidadePortuguese
- euforie, extaz, beatitudineRomanian
- блаженство, blaženstvoSerbo-Croatian
- lycksalighet, lycka, blissSwedish
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