Definitions for bless
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word bless.
give a benediction to
"The dying man blessed his son"
confer prosperity or happiness on
make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
consecrate, bless, hallow, sanctifyverb
render holy by means of religious rites
To make something blessed, to confer blessing upon.
To turn (a reference) into an object.
Used as an expression of endearment, or (ironically) belittlement.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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A general definition for "bless" is to bestow or invoke favor, goodwill, or positive outcomes upon someone or something. It often involves expressing or receiving divine or spiritual benevolence, protection, or assistance. The act of blessing can also pertain to wishing or praying for someone's happiness, success, or well-being.
to make or pronounce holy; to consecrate
to make happy, blithesome, or joyous; to confer prosperity or happiness upon; to grant divine favor to
to express a wish or prayer for the happiness of; to invoke a blessing upon; -- applied to persons
to invoke or confer beneficial attributes or qualities upon; to invoke or confer a blessing on, -- as on food
to make the sign of the cross upon; to cross (one's self)
to guard; to keep; to protect
to praise, or glorify; to extol for excellences
to esteem or account happy; to felicitate
to wave; to brandish
Bless is a hip-hop artist from Montreal, Canada.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
bles, v.t. (Spens.) to brandish. [Blaze(?).]
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
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.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'bless' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4040
Rank popularity for the word 'bless' in Verbs Frequency: #1046
The numerical value of bless in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of bless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Cultivate blessing. Bless yourself. Bless the whole world. Let it be full with love, peace, joy and happiness.
The positive side of it is, I’m OK. Happy New Year and God bless. Ciao, actually my shaman told me it was good luck and positive energy so God bless.
I just said, 'God bless you, Mr. Marion Barry, God bless your family.' I know he's going to heaven because he did a lot of good for the city.
If you are faced with an unpleasant person or situation that you can do nothing about, bless the situation. Bless the person and know and believe some good will come from it. . . . All of us have seen good come out of disaster . . . the 'blessing in disguise.' When you expect good to come from negativity, it will. What you think about, you bring about.
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.
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Translations for bless
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- بارك, يباركArabic
- beneirCatalan, Valencian
- signe, velsigneDanish
- benedeien, segnenGerman
- 신을 하다Korean
- seenenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- blessa, signa, velsigneNorwegian
- abençoar, benzer, bendizerPortuguese
- blagoslovi, binecuvântaRomanian
- благословить, благословлятьRussian
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