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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

  2. blissverb

    To be extremely happy, to be blissful

  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.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. BLISSnoun

    Etymology: blisse, Sax. from bliðasian, to rejoice.

    A mighty Saviour hath witnessed of himself, I am the way; the way that leadeth us from misery into bliss. Richard Hooker, b. i.

    Dim sadness did not spare
    That time celestial visages; yet, mix’d
    With pity, violated not their bliss. Par. Lost, b. x. l. 25.

    With me
    All my redeem’d may dwell, in joy and bliss. Par. Lost, b. xi.

    Condition, circumstance is not the thing;
    Bliss is the same in subject or in king. Alexander Pope.

Wikipedia

  1. BLISS

    BLISS is a system programming language developed at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) by W. A. Wulf, D. B. Russell, and A. N. Habermann around 1970. It was perhaps the best known system language until C debuted a few years later. Since then, C became popular and common, and BLISS faded into obscurity. When C was in its infancy, a few projects within Bell Labs debated the merits of BLISS vs. C.BLISS is a typeless block-structured programming 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. Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) developed and maintained BLISS compilers for the PDP-10, PDP-11, VAX, DEC PRISM, MIPS, DEC Alpha, and Intel IA-32, The language did not become popular among customers and few had the compiler, but DEC used it heavily in-house into the 1980s; most of the utility programs for the OpenVMS operating system were written in BLISS-32. The DEC BLISS compiler has been ported to the IA-64 and x86-64 architectures as part of the ports of OpenVMS to these platforms. The x86-64 BLISS compiler uses LLVM as its backend code generator, replacing the proprietary GEM backend used for Alpha and IA-64.

ChatGPT

  1. bliss

    Bliss is a state of extreme happiness, joy, or contentment. It often implies a sense of serene and profound satisfaction, and is sometimes associated with a state of spiritual enlightenment or tranquility.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blissnoun

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

Wikidata

  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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BLISS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bliss is ranked #2471 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bliss surname appeared 14,588 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Bliss.

    92.1% or 13,441 total occurrences were White.
    2.4% or 353 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 271 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.7% or 261 total occurrences were Black.
    0.9% or 133 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.8% or 128 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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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. Carlos Holguín:

    The children I spoke to appeared visibly distressed when recounting how they felt seeing more and more of the children with whom they had arrived at Fort Bliss released, leaving them to wonder whether they had simply fallen through the cracks and been forgotten.

  2. Amit Ray:

    Life is a mystery- mystery of beauty, bliss and divinity. Meditation is the art of unfolding that mystery.

  3. Hyman Rickover:

    Be ever questioning. Ignorance is not bliss. It is oblivion. You don't go to heaven if you die dumb. Become better informed. Lean from others' mistakes. You could not live long enough to make them all yourself.

  4. Robert Burns:

    If there is another world, he lives in bliss. If there is none, he made the best of this.

  5. Dana Pittard:

    Fort Bliss by population is in the top five installations in the U.S. Army, there is plenty of space. There are places you can put the Afghan immigrants and keep them secluded until you do the proper checks … so, there’s lots of room.

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