bless·​ed ˈble-səd How to pronounce blessed (audio)
variants or less commonly blest
: held in reverence : venerated
the blessed saints
: honored in worship : hallowed
the blessed Trinity
: beatific
a blessed visitation
: of or enjoying happiness
specifically, Christianity : enjoying the bliss of heaven
used as a title for a beatified person
the blessed Virgin Mary
: bringing pleasure, contentment, or good fortune
a blessed event
used as an intensive
never had one blessed minute of instructionCharles Scribner, Jr.
blessedly adverb
blessedness noun

Examples of blessed in a Sentence

The rain brought blessed relief from the heat. He spent his weekend in blessed freedom.
Recent Examples on the Web But seven years in California has taught me that even in such a blessed land, disasters are part of the fabric of the place; the Big One — a wildfire, earthquake or even a tropical storm — may be right around the corner. Thomas Fuller, New York Times, 30 Aug. 2023 For this South Carolina family, the day done right includes in-laws, outlaws, pig picking, horseshoes, and feeling downright blessed. Betsy Cribb Watson, Southern Living, 24 Aug. 2023 The days of summer are quickly waning and with the approach of a new season, and the blessed fashion-friendly transitional weather comes the absolute joy and opportunity of new shoes. Marykate Boylan, Town & Country, 22 Aug. 2023 Pietà is one of the Renaissance’s most enduring works, but here comes a new twist: Instead of the blessed Madonna holding her child, the children are helping out Madonna. Vulture, 31 July 2023 Proud grandpa Michael Lohan was feeling blessed to have a new grandson. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 21 July 2023 Wishing you and your family a blessed and joyous day and a lifetime spent rejoicing in God's love. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 20 June 2023 Malcolm Harris had the good luck to grow up in Palo Alto, a blessed piece of real estate in the American economy, lit by both the sun of Silicon Valley and the rosy sandstone glow of the Stanford University campus. Sam Dean, Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2023 For me, Kid and I are so blessed and fortunate to be a part of something that so many people can relate to and desire to come back. Time, 13 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History


see bless

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of blessed was before the 12th century

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“Blessed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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bless·​ed ˈbles-əd How to pronounce blessed (audio)
variants also blest
: holy sense 3
the blessed Trinity
: enjoying happiness

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