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blessing

noun

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1 a prayer calling for divine care, protection, or favor
  • that rabbi always ends the service with a short blessing

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2 something that provides happiness or does good for a person or thing
  • winning the lottery shortly after being laid off was an unexpected blessing

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3 an acceptance of something as satisfactory
  • Mr. Roberts promptly gave his blessing to his daughter's choice of husband

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4 the act of making something holy through religious ritual
  • traditionally, worshippers kneel during the blessing of the communion wafers

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blessing

verb
present participle of bless

Synonyms & Antonyms of blessing (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make holy through prayers or ritual
  • the priest blessed the water, thus allowing it to be used as holy water for various rites

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3 to furnish freely or naturally with some power, quality, or attribute
  • blessed with a knack for glib conversation

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The first known use of blessing was before the 12th century

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“Blessing.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/blessing. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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