Definition of bless
blessedplay \ˈblest\ also
2 religion : to hallow with the sign of the cross He blessed himself before liftoff.
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 God has blessed us with four children.
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.
Recent Examples of bless from the Web
If TCU is blessed to host a regional again, Schlossnagle might want to rethink his choice of game times on the first day.
There is a blossoming white supremacist worldview and foreign policy agenda that blesses dictatorships and rivals such as Russia with geopolitical accolades.
In my 20-plus years I have been blessed to see some great performances at the grassroots level.
My advice to everyone, everyday we are given, we are blessed.
Thank you so much for honoring my work and the films and I’m blessed to have this job.
LSU was blessed with Fournette and Guice as the top two rushing options.
Feeling so #blessed for HD television after watching an hour and a half of this.
Trump signs an executive order calling for review of the Dodd-Frank Act [Trump] doesn’t give two s---s about what the media thinks about him, and God bless him for that.
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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
BLESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bless for English Language Learners
: 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
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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