Definition of bless
blessedplay \ˈblest\ also
2 religion : to hallow with the sign of the cross <He blessed himself before liftoff.>
3 : to invoke divine care for <bless your heart> —used in the phrase bless you to wish good health especially to one who has just sneezed
5 : to confer prosperity or happiness upon <God has blessed us with four children.>
Examples of bless in a sentence
The priest blessed their marriage at the wedding.
The water for the baptism has been blessed.
The priest blessed the baby I held in my arms.
Origin and Etymology of bless
Middle English, from Old English blētsian, from blōd blood; from the use of blood in consecration
First Known Use: before 12th century
BLESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bless for English Language Learners
: to make (something or someone) holy by saying a special prayer
: to ask God to care for and protect (someone or something)
: to provide (a person, place, etc.) with something good or desirable
BLESS Defined for Kids
Definition of bless for Students
1 : to make holy by a religious ceremony or words <bless an altar>
2 : to ask the favor or protection of God for <Bless the children of the world.> Hint: The phrase bless you is used to wish good health especially to someone who has just sneezed.
3 : to praise or honor as holy <bless the Lord>
4 : to give happiness or good fortune to <He is blessed with good health.>
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