What does bless mean?

Definitions for bless
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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(?).]

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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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?

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How to say bless in sign language?

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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. Steve Lukather:

    God bless the young people who are getting into us, come see us; we’re a bunch of old guys but we still play pretty good!

  2. William Shakespeare:

    God bless thee; and put meekness in thy mind, love, charity, obedience, and true duty!

  3. Wilma DeYampert:

    I could not imagine having a child and being away from the child, so, I just thought it was the right thing to do. My mom always said,' You don't have to be rich to bless someone.'.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Sharing a strange experience from my student years at Manchester, England, during late 1970's. I had just arrived in England from India, and was searching for an accommodation, basically a room to rent. I always used to call the English landlords by phnoe first, to ensure that a room was available, and then visit those addresses, located miles away, by taking the bus or a train. Upon my arrival, I was always told that either there was no room at all or that the room was just rented. After a dozen or so such frustrating experiences, it became clear to me that the room was always available - but those English landlords and landladies were reluctant to rent it to someone like me, an Indian or a non-white person. Interestingly, the room was always available to my voice on the phone, because my voice could not reveal either my skin color, or my race, or my national origin. The mystery was thus dispelled, and yet that realization was surely a rude awakening to the true color of English society. It was my first encounter with prejudice and discrimination, and the most shocking moment that shatters one's innocence completely - especially after coming from a noble culture and the best upbringing that takes pride in Equality. I shall always remain thankful to England for the best education that I received during my M.S. and Ph.D., as much as for such exposure to the dark side of the real world. Years later, after coming to America, I realized that America is a whole new wonderful world that welcomes all, and treats everyone with respect and dignity they deserve. God Bless America!

  5. Chuck Schumer:

    If he aims a proposal aimed at the middle class and the poor people, doesn't give breaks to the rich -- they're doing great, God bless them, I'm glad they're doing great; they don't need another tax break -- we could work with them, but I don't think they're headed in that direction, and they're going repeat the same mistake they made on Trumpcare with tax reform.

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