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

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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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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. Hunter Biden:

    Justlet him go. Dont hurt Just let him go. This is not a Trump rally. This is a real rally. With Texas considered a battleground state in the 2020 presidential race, Biden refrained from side-swiping any other top-tier Democratic rivals despite tightening polls ahead of Februarys primary and caucus in New Hampshire and Iowa, respectively, the first times voters will actually help determine the partys nominee for the White House. With the protester gone, Biden resumed his verbal attack on Trump. As my mother would say, God bless me. Bless me, Father, for I have sinned, Biden said, making the sign of the cross before continuing his rebuke of the president. Biden then seemed to imply that Trump was responsible for the Aug. 3 shooting at a Walmartin El Paso, Texas, that left 22 people dead. Remember in 18, {Trump] claimed there was an invasion of Latinos coming across the border? Theyre going to invade and pollute America, well guess what? The words presidents say matter. It didnt take long after that, that a guy down in El Paso walked into a parking lot and gunneddown a lot of innocent people and he says, Im doing it to prevent the invasion of Texas by Hispanics. CLICK HERE FOR THE ALL-NEWFOXBUSINESS.COM Authorities said the suspect,Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas, had written a manifesto that said the shooting was fueled by fear of an.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Happy Memorial Day! The celebration of "Memorial Day" had began after the Civil War, when it was known as “Decoration Day.” Today, Memorial Day is a very special day in America, on the last Monday in May, when we honor all American Heroes who sacrificed their lives for our great nation. Our respectful salute to all American Heroes. God Bless America!

  3. President Barack Obama:

    May God bless Officer Garrett Swasey and the Americans he tried to save - and may he grant the rest of us the courage to do the same thing.

  4. Rachel Reeves of Revolution Church:

    What a true blessing ! we kind of just handed the sandwiches... and said send to your ER, bless them with these sandwiches... and they were so excited to be appreciated like that !

  5. Laura Arthrell:

    God bless that woman. She cried so hard, it was like he was talking to her. It was like he was talking to them.

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