What does blessing mean?

Definitions for blessing
ˈblɛs ɪŋbless·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word blessing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blessing, approval, approving(noun)

    the formal act of approving

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

  2. blessing, boon(noun)

    a desirable state

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

  3. grace, blessing, thanksgiving(noun)

    a short prayer of thanks before a meal

    "their youngest son said grace"

  4. benediction, blessing(noun)

    a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection

  5. blessing, benediction(noun)

    the act of praying for divine protection

Wiktionary

  1. blessing(Noun)

    some kind of divine or supernatural aid, or reward.

    Etymology: From bletsung

  2. blessing(Noun)

    a pronouncement invoking divine aid.

    Etymology: From bletsung

  3. blessing(Noun)

    good fortune.

    Etymology: From bletsung

  4. blessing(Noun)

    a modern pagan ceremony.

    Etymology: From bletsung

  5. blessing(Noun)

    the act of declaring or bestowing favor; approval.

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

    Etymology: From bletsung

  6. blessing(Noun)

    a thing one is glad of

    Etymology: From bletsung

  7. blessing(Noun)

    a prayer before a meal; grace

    Etymology: From bletsung

  8. blessing(Noun)

    a group of unicorns.

    Etymology: From bletsung

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blessing

    of Bless

  2. Blessing(verb)

    the act of one who blesses

  3. Blessing(verb)

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

  4. Blessing(verb)

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

  5. Blessing(verb)

    a gift

  6. Blessing(verb)

    grateful praise or worship

Freebase

  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 created 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 creating optimum health for everyone, peace, harmony, shared prosperity for all, human rights and freedom for all.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 10, 2020  

How to pronounce blessing?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say blessing in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. R. A. Salvatore, Sojourn:

    Is yours an honest lament?...Most are not, you know. Most self-imposed burdens are founded on misperceptions. We - at least we of sincere character - always judge ourselves by stricter standards than we expect others to abide by. It is a curse, I suppose, or a blessing, depending on how one views it... Take it as a blessing, my friend, an inner calling that forces you to strive to unattainable heights.

  2. Abraham Joshua Heschel:

    Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.

  3. Mark Schultz:

    Dave would have wanted me to be happy, we both spoke of that when he was alive, you know, that we wanted each other to always live rich and full lives, you know, together or apart but I always know I had his blessing.

  4. Bob Watson:

    Bob Watson has battled health issues since Bob Watson retired as a player in 1984, according to the paper. The former first baseman and outfielder has reportedly battled circulatory issues, hypertension and was successfully treated for prostate cancer. Bob Watson played 21 years in the majors with the Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. The Yankees ’ 1996 championship made Bob Watson the first African-American general manager to see Bob Watson club win a World Series. Ten months ago, the doctors told me I could have two years or 12. Well now I’ve gotten to the point where every day I ’m still here is a blessing.

  5. Hesiod:

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

Images & Illustrations of blessing

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