- Blessing is defined as God's favor, or a person's sanction or support, or something you ask God for, or something for which you are grateful.
- When God looks down upon you and protects you, this is an example of God's blessing.
- When a father OKs a marriage proposal, this is an example of when he gives his blessing.
- When you pray to God and ask to be held in good favor, this is an example of when you seek God's blessing.
- When you are thankful to have your child, this is an example of when your child is a blessing.
- the act or prayer of one who blesses; invocation or benediction
- a grace said before or after eating
- the gift of divine favor
- good wishes or approval
- anything that gives happiness or prevents misfortune; special benefit or favor
- The act of one that blesses.
- A short prayer said before or after a meal; grace.
- Something promoting or contributing to happiness, well-being, or prosperity; a boon.
- Approbation; approval: This plan has my blessing.
- Some kind of divine or supernatural aid, or reward.
- A pronouncement invoking divine aid.
- Good fortune.
- (paganism) A modern pagan ceremony.
- The act of declaring or bestowing favor; approval.
- We will not proceed without the executive director's blessing.
- A thing one is glad of.
- A prayer before a meal; grace.
- A group of unicorns.
From Old English bletsung
Variant of bless
transitive verbblessed or blest, blessing
- to make or declare holy by a spoken formula or a sign; hallow; consecrate
- to ask divine favor for: the minister blessed the congregation
- to favor or endow (with): to be blessed with eloquence
- to make happy or prosperous; gladden: he blessed us with his leadership
- to think (oneself) happy; congratulate (oneself)
- to praise or glorify: to bless the Lord
- to make the sign of the cross over or upon
- to keep or protect from harm, evil, etc.: obsolete, except in prayers, exclamations, etc.
Origin of blessMiddle English blessen, bletsien ; from Old English bletsian, bledsian ; from blod, blood: rite of consecration by sprinkling an altar with blood
an exclamation of surprise, pleasure, dismay, etc.
may God bestow blessings on you