Definition of blessing
2 : a thing conducive to happiness or welfare My daughter is a blessing to me in my old age. Their absence turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Count your blessings.
3 : grace (see 1grace 5) said at a meal said the blessing before dinner
Examples of blessing in a Sentence
Presumably he was acting with the government's blessing.
They got married without their parents' blessing.
We asked the Lord's blessing on us and on our project.
He said a blessing before the meal.
Recent Examples of blessing from the Web
The Army's presence over the last 100 years has been a blessing and a curse, according to many residents.
When his company, located in Batavia, expanded to a new site in February 2016, the Rev. Coleman gave an invocation and prayed for blessings on all the Savor Seasonings staff, The Clermont Sun reported.
Consumers are better off, yet the blessing is mixed.
Being blocked by President Trump on Twitter might sound like a blessing, but seven people who can claim that badge of honor don’t see it that way.
On the other hand, Cowboys and Aliens, Armageddon, and the Village People movie Can’t Stop the Music, each of which contains cowboy characters, would easily pass the Cowboy Test and receive a hearty blessing.
This new form of theological discourse brings some blessings: The women of Truth’s Table can talk to one another across three states and hundreds of miles, for example, building a community of women who share their needs and interests.
But being related to President Trump is not a blessing here.
Tot Shabbat services precedes general Shabbat morning services at 11 a.m. Young children sing along with the clergy, hear stories, and receive special blessings.
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BLESSING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of blessing for English Language Learners
: approval that allows or helps you to do something
: help and approval from God
: something that helps you or brings happiness
BLESSING Defined for Kids
Definition of blessing for Students
1 : the act of someone who blesses
2 : approval Voters gave their blessing to the plan.
3 : something that makes a person happy or content We enjoy the blessings of peace.
4 : a short prayer She said a blessing before dinner.
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