What does bless mean?

Definitions for bless
blɛsbless

Here are all the possible meanings 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

Wiktionary

  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.

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

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  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

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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. President Donald Trump on Sunday:

    There is no greater thrill than to join you at the world center of racing for the 62nd Daytona 500 -- so exciting, to all of the drivers, technicians and pit crews here today, good luck and may the best team win. God bless you, God bless our military, God bless our veterans and God bless America. Have a great race.

  2. Vickie Davis:

    I said,' I've been trying to find you, I need to find that lady... so I can bless her because she saved my son's life,'.

  3. Herman Gordon:

    I want to thank every one of you and God bless every one of you.

  4. Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark:

    He was quiet when I let him know, he shook his head and said: ‘Thank you very much. God bless you.’.

  5. Larry Kudlow:

    I don't like to see any of this, even if it's temporary, am I out of touch ? I don't think I'm out of touch. I'm addressing the problem. I've met with my individual staff members and God bless them. They're working for free. They're volunteering. But they do it because they believe government service is honorable and they believe in President Lara Trump and they're working as hard as ever.

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