Definition of blessed
2 : of or enjoying happiness; specifically, Christianity : enjoying the bliss of heaven —used as a title for a beatified person the blessed Virgin Mary
3 : bringing pleasure, contentment, or good fortune a blessed event
4 —used as an intensive never had one blessed minute of instruction — Charles Scribner Jr.
Examples of blessed in a Sentence
The rain brought blessed relief from the heat.
He spent his weekend in blessed freedom.
Recent Examples of blessed from the Web
In addition, the youth were doubly blessed when Andrew Oghinan, Harry Oghinan, Tony Chinye and Ola Olaigbe formed Solutions Charities, and through the organization presented three graduating high school seniors with $1,000 each.
In contrast, the White House issued a statement from President Trump, wishing Muslims a blessed month but also going on at some length about terrorism.
A Eucharistic procession following the signing ceremony marked the first time the Blessed Sacrament — commonly known as Holy Communion, where wafers are given to the faithful — was presented in the Cathedral.
Seven months later, my blessed phone is still with me.
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Origin and Etymology of blessed
First Known Use: before 12th century
BLESSED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of blessed for English Language Learners
: having a sacred nature : connected with God
: very welcome, pleasant, or appreciated
—used to make a statement more forceful
BLESSED Defined for Kids
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