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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bliss, blissfulness, cloud nine, seventh heaven, walking on airnoun

    a state of extreme happiness

Wiktionary

  1. blissnoun

    perfect happiness

    Etymology: From bliðs, from blīþisjō, from + -tjo. see blithe.

  2. blissverb

    To be extremely happy, to be blissful

    Etymology: From bliðs, from blīþisjō, from + -tjo. see blithe.

  3. Blissnoun

    An English surname originating as a nickname.

  4. Blissnoun

    A unisex given name from English.

    "Mother doesn't seem to especially like her little granddaughter as it is, even named 'Edna Louise'. D'you think she's going to like her better, named 'Bliss' like some sexpot pop star or some Indian-mystic asshole-charlatan?"

  5. Blissnoun

    a programming language used for systems programming primarily on computers produced by Digital Equipment Corporation. Bliss is a parallel language to C, both being derived from B and BCPL

  6. Blissnoun

    A ghost town in California.

  7. Blissnoun

    A city and town in Idaho.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blissnoun

    orig., blithesomeness; gladness; now, the highest degree of happiness; blessedness; exalted felicity; heavenly joy

Freebase

  1. BLISS

    BLISS is a system programming language developed at Carnegie Mellon University by W. A. Wulf, D. B. Russell, and A. N. Habermann around 1970. It was perhaps the best known systems programming language right up until C made its debut a few years later. Since then, C took off and BLISS faded into obscurity. When C was in its infancy, a few projects within Bell Labs were debating the merits of BLISS vs. C. BLISS is a typeless block-structured language based on expressions rather than statements, and includes constructs for exception handling, coroutines, and macros. It does not include a goto statement. The name is variously said to be short for "Basic Language for Implementation of System Software" or "System Software Implementation Language, Backwards". It was sometimes called "Bill's Language for Implementing System Software", after Bill Wulf. The original Carnegie Mellon compiler was notable for its extensive use of optimizations, and formed the basis of the classic book The Design of an Optimizing Compiler. DEC developed and maintained BLISS compilers for the PDP-10, PDP-11, DEC Alpha, DEC PRISM, Intel IA-32, Intel IA-64, and VAX, and used it heavily in-house into the 1980s; most of the utility programs for the VMS operating system were written in BLISS-32.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bliss

    blis, n. the highest happiness: the special happiness of heaven, heaven.—adj. Bliss′ful.—adv. Bliss′fully.—n. Bliss′fulness.—adj. Bliss′less, without bliss. [A.S. blíðs, blíðe, Blithe.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Bliss

    Is happiness at its peak.

    Emeasoba George

    Submitted by emeasoba_g on February 22, 2018  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bliss in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bliss in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of bliss in a Sentence

  1. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    Silence is love's own peculiar eloquence of bliss.

  2. RVM:

    Joy and Bliss can come from the little and most unexpected things if only we Program our Mind to enjoy these little things.

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Always follow your bliss; bliss is heavenly. Life will be divinely beautiful and grow spiritually. Life will be beautiful, peaceful, blissful, and divine.

  4. RVM:

    Enjoy the Bliss of just Being…Without being dependent on anything!

  5. Matt Kasson:

    They still scare me when they fall down my shirt or walk up my neck but I can appreciate something that spends almost two decades underground for six weeks of bliss, with or without the fungus.

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