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

How to pronounce bless?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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. Atlanta Journal-Constitution journalist Christian Boone:

    Scotty Garnell Morrow was very composed. Scotty Garnell Morrow had not taken a sedative before. Scotty Garnell Morrow was very contrite, scotty Garnell Morrow asked for the forgiveness from the Woods family and the Young family, thanked Scotty Garnell Morrow own family for their support -- and Scotty Garnell Morrow final words were,' I love you all, God bless.'.

  2. 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.

  3. Barbara DeAngelis:

    Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.

  4. Philip Seymour Hoffman:

    And so I thank you for casting this short, 29-year-old, unknown actor with a prominent nose to play Benjamin Braddock, god bless you, sir. You're more than a great director. You're a real artist down to your toes, because you're insanely courageous.

  5. William Shakespeare:

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

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