What does Bless mean?

Definitions for Bless

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Bless.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blessverb

    give a benediction to

    "The dying man blessed his son"

  2. blessverb

    confer prosperity or happiness on

  3. bless, signverb

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

  4. consecrate, bless, hallow, sanctifyverb

    render holy by means of religious rites


  1. blessverb

    To make something blessed, to confer blessing upon.

  2. blessverb

    To turn (a reference) into an object.

  3. blessinterjection

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To BLESSverb

    Etymology: blessian, Saxon.

    The quality of mercy is not strain’d;
    It droppeth as the gentle rain of heaven
    Upon the place beneath. It is twice bless’d;
    It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes. Merch. of Ven.

    Had I but died an hour before this chance,
    I had liv’d a blessed time: for, from this instant,
    There’s nothing. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    This kingdom enjoyed the greatest calm, and the fullest measure of felicity, that any people, in any age for so long time together, have been blessed with. Edward Hyde.

    Happy this isle, which such a hero blest;
    What virtue dwells not in his loyal breast? Edmund Waller.

    In vain with folding arms the youth assay’d
    To stop her flight, and strain the flying shade;
    But she return’d no more, to bless his longing eyes. Dryden.

    O hospitable Jove! we thus invoke,
    Bless to both nations this auspicious hour. John Dryden, Æn.

    And this is the blessing wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel, before his death. Deut. xxxiii. 1.

    Unto us there is one only guide of all agents natural, and he both the creator and worker of all in all, alone to be blessed, adored, and honoured by all for ever. Richard Hooker, b. i. § 3.

    But bless’d be that great pow’r, that hath us bless’d
    With longer life than earth and heav’n can have. Davies.

    Whom when the prince to battle new addrest,
    And threat’ning high his dreadful stroke did see,
    His sparkling blade about his head he blest,
    And smote off quite his right leg by the knee. Fairy Q. b. i.


  1. BLESS

    BLESS, also known as breaks labeling, enrichment on streptavidin and next-generation sequencing, is a method used to detect genome-wide double-strand DNA damage. In contrast to chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP)-based methods of identifying DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) by labeling DNA repair proteins, BLESS utilizes biotinylated DNA linkers to directly label genomic DNA in situ which allows for high-specificity enrichment of samples on streptavidin beads and the subsequent sequencing-based DSB mapping to nucleotide resolution.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blessverb

    to make or pronounce holy; to consecrate

  2. Blessverb

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

  3. Blessverb

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

  4. Blessverb

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

  5. Blessverb

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

  6. Blessverb

    to guard; to keep; to protect

  7. Blessverb

    to praise, or glorify; to extol for excellences

  8. Blessverb

    to esteem or account happy; to felicitate

  9. Blessverb

    to wave; to brandish


  1. Bless

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bless

    bles, v.t. to invoke a blessing upon: to make joyous, happy, or prosperous: to consecrate by some religious rite, to cross one's self: to extol as holy, to pronounce happy, to invoke the divine favour upon: to wish happiness to: to praise or glorify:—pa.p. blessed (blest), or blest.—adj. Bless′ed, happy: prosperous: happy in heaven, beatified.—adv. Bless′edly.—ns. Bless′edness; Bless′ing, a wish or prayer for happiness or success: any means or cause of happiness: (B.) a gift or present: a form of invoking the favour of God at a meal.—adv. Bless′ingly.—Single blessedness, the celibate life, the unmarried state generally. [A.S. blétsian, to bless, prob. from blót, sacrifice; the word taken as—benedicĕre.]

  2. Bless

    bles, v.t. (Spens.) to brandish. [Blaze(?).]

Editors Contribution

  1. bless

    To wish good things for a person, universal being, animal or organization.

    Its beautiful to bless good things to people and animals.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 18, 2020  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BLESS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bless is ranked #34707 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bless surname appeared 651 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Bless.

    88.4% or 576 total occurrences were White.
    5.9% or 39 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 12 total occurrences were Black.
    1.5% or 10 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 8 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.9% or 6 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bless in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Bless in a Sentence

  1. Chester Nez:

    We offer our heartfelt appreciation to the family for sharing Fleming Begaye Sr. life with us, may the Creator bless you and your family with strength and comfort.

  2. Antony Blinken:

    Instead of an Iron Cross, he saw a five-pointed White Star, he ran to the tank. The hatch opened. An African American GI looked down at African American. African American got down on African American knees and said the only three words African American knew in English that African American mother had taught him :' God Bless America.'.

  3. Donna McGrew:

    My heart just breaks, there are 11 other families going through this now. God bless them.

  4. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo:

    God bless Governor Hogan.

  5. Marie Holmes:

    I don't know if I want to cry, smile, what, I'm just grateful for this moment. I'm thankful that I can bless my kids with something that I didn't have.

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