What does blessing mean?

Definitions for blessingˈblɛs ɪŋ

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


  1. blessing(Noun)

    some kind of divine or supernatural aid, or reward.

  2. blessing(Noun)

    a pronouncement invoking divine aid.

  3. blessing(Noun)

    good fortune.

  4. blessing(Noun)

    a modern pagan ceremony.

  5. blessing(Noun)

    the act of declaring or bestowing favor; approval.

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

  6. blessing(Noun)

    a thing one is glad of

  7. blessing(Noun)

    a prayer before a meal; grace

  8. blessing(Noun)

    a group of unicorns.

  9. Origin: 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


  1. Blessing

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mark Twain:

    Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.

  2. Josiah Duncan:

    I wanted to say the blessing with him.

  3. Shashank Khubchandani:

    Every blessing is a curse in disguise.

  4. Sipho P Nkosi:

    True love is an opportunity, not a blessing

  5. Abraham Joshua Heschel:

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

Images & Illustrations of blessing

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