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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