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
The decision to bless the EME specification as a W3C standard was made last week in spite of substantial opposition from organizations such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
Or rather, Grace has found them, shining down upon America by blessing its people.
As Sachs documents in memorable fashion, the young Italian, blessed with an astounding musical memory and an acute understanding of musical structure and style, rose steadily through the ranks.
The two held hands across the table, and Mock asked God to bless and protect the man, to bring opportunities for him.
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Beyonce has reportedly blessed the world with her twins.
A. I’ve been blessed to have found some very helpful and purposeful mentors throughout my career, such as Aaron Eggert and David Jacobsen.
Part one of the two-phase study, released in January 2016, blessed the figure.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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