What does bless mean?

Definitions for bless
blɛsbless

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bless.

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

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.

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(?).]

Suggested Resources

  1. bless

    Song lyrics by bless -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by bless on the Lyrics.com website.

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

How to pronounce bless?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say bless in sign language?

  1. bless

Numerology

  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. Greenville County (S.C.) Department of Social Services, The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1993:

    Your food stamps will be stopped effective March, 1992, because we received notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You may reapply if there is a change in your circumstances.

  2. Maria Johannesen:

    This Pope would be sad to know that everyday people can't go about their daily lives because of him, but we are both very happy to know that he has come to bless our city.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    We can celebrate MLK Day most appropriately by understanding and committing to the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - of Equality and Justice for all. Following the advice of young Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, we should become the voice for those without voice, those who have fought for their rights. Everyone has the right to live in peace and harmony, the right to be treated with respect and dignity, and most importantly, the right to equality. Our personal commitment to Equality and Justice is the best tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on MLK Day. God Bless America!

  4. Former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating:

    Aubrey was the renaissance man, god bless Aubrey McClendon - God bless the heroic soul.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of bless

  1. blessblessblessblessbless

Popularity rank by frequency of use

bless#1#9495#10000

Translations for bless

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for bless »

Translation

Find a translation for the bless definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these bless definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"bless." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 11 Aug. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/bless>.

Are we missing a good definition for bless? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for bless:


Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.