Simple Definition of bless
: 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
Full Definition of bless
blessedplay \ˈblest\ also
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
5 : to confer prosperity or happiness upon
Examples of bless in a sentence
The priest blessed their marriage at the wedding.
The water for the baptism has been blessed.
The priest blessed the baby I held in my arms.
Origin and Etymology of bless
Middle English, from Old English blētsian, from blōd blood; from the use of blood in consecration
First Known Use: before 12th century
Rhymes with bless
cess, chess, cress, dress, ess, fess, guess, jess, less, loess, mess, ness, press, s, stress, tress, yes
BLESS Defined for Kids
Definition of bless for Students
1 : to make holy by a religious ceremony or words <bless an altar>
2 : to ask the favor or protection of God for <Bless the children of the world.> Hint: The phrase bless you is used to wish good health especially to someone who has just sneezed.
3 : to praise or honor as holy <bless the Lord>
4 : to give happiness or good fortune to <He is blessed with good health.>
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