bless

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

bless

verb \ˈbles\

: to make (something or someone) holy by saying a special prayer

: to ask God to care for and protect (someone or something)

: to provide (a person, place, etc.) with something good or desirable

blessed \ˈblest\ also blest \ˈblest\ bless·ing

Full Definition of BLESS

transitive verb
1
:  to hallow or consecrate by religious rite or word
2
:  to hallow with the sign of the cross
3
:  to invoke divine care for <bless your heart> —used in the phrase bless you to wish good health especially to one who has just sneezed
4
a :  praise, glorify <bless his holy name>
b :  to speak well of :  approve
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:  to confer prosperity or happiness upon
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archaic :  protect, preserve
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:  endow, favor <blessed with athletic ability>

Examples of BLESS

  1. The priest blessed their marriage at the wedding.
  2. The water for the baptism has been blessed.
  3. The priest blessed the baby I held in my arms.

Origin of BLESS

Middle English, from Old English blētsian, from blōd blood; from the use of blood in consecration
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

Rhymes with BLESS

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