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