What does blessing mean?

Definitions for blessing
ˈblɛs ɪŋbless·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blessing, approval, approvingnoun

    the formal act of approving

    "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"

  2. blessing, boonnoun

    a desirable state

    "enjoy the blessings of peace"; "a spanking breeze is a boon to sailors"

  3. grace, blessing, thanksgivingnoun

    a short prayer of thanks before a meal

    "their youngest son said grace"

  4. benediction, blessingnoun

    a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection

  5. blessing, benedictionnoun

    the act of praying for divine protection


  1. blessingnoun

    some kind of divine or supernatural aid, or reward.

  2. blessingnoun

    a pronouncement invoking divine aid.

  3. blessingnoun

    good fortune.

  4. blessingnoun

    a modern pagan ceremony.

  5. blessingnoun

    the act of declaring or bestowing favor; approval.

    We will not proceed without the executive director's blessing.

  6. blessingnoun

    a thing one is glad of

  7. blessingnoun

    a prayer before a meal; grace

  8. blessingnoun

    a group of unicorns.

  9. Etymology: From bletsung

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Blessingnoun

    Etymology: from bless.

    The person that is called, kneeleth down before the chair, and the father layeth his hand upon his head, or her head, and giveth the blessing. Francis Bacon, New Atlantis.

    Nor are his blessings to his banks confin’d,
    But free, and common, as the sea and wind. John Denham.

    Political jealousy is very reasonable in persons persuaded of the excellency of their constitution, who believe that they derive from it the most valuable blessings of society. Addison.

    A just and wise magistrate is a blessing as extensive as the community to which he belongs: a blessing which includes all other blessings whatsoever, that relate to this life. Francis Atterbury.

    My pretty cousin,
    Blessing upon you! William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    I had most need of blessing, and amen,
    Stuck in my throat. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Honour thy father and mother, both in word and deed, that a blessing may come upon thee from them. Ecclus, iii. 8.

    He shall receive the blessing from the Lord. Psalm. xxix. 5.

    And Jacob said, receive my present at my hand; take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee. Gen. xxxiii. 10.


  1. blessing

    A blessing is a positive and beneficial thing that brings happiness or success, often granted and associated with divine or supernatural power. It can also refer to a prayer asking for divine favor or protection. In general, it is a manifestation of goodwill and approval.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blessing

    of Bless

  2. Blessingverb

    the act of one who blesses

  3. Blessingverb

    a declaration of divine favor, or an invocation imploring divine favor on some or something; a benediction; a wish of happiness pronounces

  4. Blessingverb

    a means of happiness; that which promotes prosperity and welfare; a beneficent gift

  5. Blessingverb

    a gift

  6. Blessingverb

    grateful praise or worship


  1. Blessing

    A blessing, is the infusion of something with holiness, spiritual redemption, divine will, or one's hope or approval.

Editors Contribution

  1. blessing

    A divine gift or opportunity cocreated by universal beings in partnership with human beings to contribute to the fasttrack creation of optimum health, stability, right to life, human rights, the collective plan for the evolution of humanity, universes truth and shared prosperity for all in order of priority.

    We are so grateful for blessings we are receiving now on planet earth, we all know in our souls we are cocreating optimum health for everyone, peace, harmony, shared prosperity for all, human rights and freedom for all.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 10, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Blessing is ranked #6449 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Blessing surname appeared 5,263 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Blessing.

    93.7% or 4,932 total occurrences were White.
    3% or 160 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.2% or 68 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 46 total occurrences were Black.
    0.5% or 30 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 27 total occurrences were Asian.

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Anagrams for blessing »

  1. glibness

  2. beslings

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blessing in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blessing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of blessing in a Sentence

  1. Tracey Thompson:

    It is such a blessing that I can do this for my daughter.

  2. Andrew Jackson:

    You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.

  3. Mary Torres:

    I hope for a blessing. He will support us with that.

  4. Priscilla Hunter:

    It’s a real blessing, it’s like a healing for our ancestors. I know our ancestors are happy. This was given to us to protect.

  5. Hesiod:

    A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing.

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