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.
Origin and Etymology of blessing
First Known Use: before 12th century
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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