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bless·ing

 (blĕs′ĭng)
n.
1. The act of one that blesses.
2. A short prayer said before or after a meal; grace.
3. Something promoting or contributing to happiness, well-being, or prosperity; a boon.
4. Approbation; approval: This plan has my blessing.

blessing

(ˈblɛsɪŋ)
n
1. the act of invoking divine protection or aid
2. the words or ceremony used for this
3. a short prayer of thanksgiving before or after a meal; grace
4. (Judaism) Judaism
a. a short prayer prescribed for a specific occasion and beginning "Blessed art thou, O Lord…"
b. a section of the liturgy including a similar formula
5. approval; good wishes: her father gave his blessing to the marriage.
6. the bestowal of a divine gift or favour
7. a happy event or state of affairs: a blessing in disguise.

bless•ing

(ˈblɛs ɪŋ)

n.
1. the act or words of a person who blesses.
2. a special favor, mercy, or benefit: the blessings of liberty.
3. a favor or gift bestowed by God, thereby bringing happiness.
4. the invoking of God's favor upon a person.
5. praise; devotion; worship, esp. grace said before a meal.
6. approval or good wishes.
[before 900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blessing - the formal act of approvingblessing - the formal act of approving; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"
adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousal - the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"
support - aiding the cause or policy or interests of; "the president no longer has the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support"
backing, patronage, championship, backup - the act of providing approval and support; "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"
admiration, appreciation - a favorable judgment; "a small token in admiration of your works"
reward, reinforcement - an act performed to strengthen approved behavior
2.blessing - a desirable stateblessing - a desirable state; "enjoy the blessings of peace"; "a spanking breeze is a boon to sailors"
good fortune, good luck, luckiness - an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
mercy - something for which to be thankful; "it was a mercy we got out alive"
3.blessing - a short prayer of thanks before a mealblessing - a short prayer of thanks before a meal; "their youngest son said grace"
orison, petition, prayer - reverent petition to a deity
4.blessing - a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protectionblessing - a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
orison, petition, prayer - reverent petition to a deity
benison - a spoken blessing
5.blessing - the act of praying for divine protectionblessing - the act of praying for divine protection
prayer, supplication - the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving); "the priest sank to his knees in prayer"

blessing

blessing

noun
1. A short prayer said at meals:
2. Something beneficial:
Translations
بَرَكهصَلاةُ النِّعْمَهنِعْمَةٌ، حَظٌّ سَعيد
požehnáníštěstídarmotlitba
bordbønvelsignelse
ilonaiheonnisiunaustuuri
blagoslov
asztali áldás
blessunblessun, lán
modlitba vďaky za jedlo
blagoslov
hayır duamutluluk kaynağışükran duası

blessing

[ˈblesɪŋ] N
1. (Rel) → bendición f
2. (= advantage) → beneficio m
the blessings of electricitylos beneficios de la electricidad
the blessings of sciencelos adelantos de la ciencia
it's a blessing in disguiseno hay mal que por bien no venga
it's a mixed blessingtiene sus pros y sus contras
to count one's blessingsagradecer lo que se tiene
you can count your blessings thattienes que estar agradecido de que ...

blessing

[ˈblɛsɪŋ] n
(by priest)bénédiction f
(= approval) → bénédiction f
to give one's blessing to sth → donner sa bénédiction à qch
(= advantage) → bienfait m
to count one's blessings → s'estimer heureux/euse
it was a blessing in disguise → c'est un bien pour un mal
to be a mixed blessing → avoir du bon et du mauvais

blessing

n (Rel, fig) → Segen m; he can count his blessingsda kann er von Glück sagen; you can count your blessings you didn’t get caughtdu kannst von Glück sagen, dass du nicht geschnappt worden bist; the blessings of civilizationdie Segnungen der Zivilisation; it was a blessing in disguisees war schließlich doch ein Segen

blessing

[ˈblɛsɪŋ] n
a. (Rel) → benedizione f
b. (advantage) → vantaggio, fortuna
to count one's blessings → ritenersi fortunato/a
what a blessing that ... → meno male che...
it was a blessing in disguise → in fondo è stato un bene

bless

(bles) past tense blessed: past participles blessed ~blest
– to ask God to show favour to. Bless this ship.
blessed (ˈblesid) adjective
holy. the Blessed Virgin.
ˈblessedly (-sid-) adverb
ˈblessedness (-sid-) noun
ˈblessing noun
1. a wish or prayer for happiness or success. The priest gave them his blessing.
2. any cause of happiness. Her son was a great blessing to her.
3. a prayer of thanks to God before and/or after a meal.
a blessing in disguise
something that has proved to be fortunate after seeming unfortunate.
References in classic literature ?
Poor Meg seldom complained, but a sense of injustice made her feel bitter toward everyone sometimes, for she had not yet learned to know how rich she was in the blessings which alone can make life happy.
Greetings and inquiries as to health having been passed, not without numerous blessings on the part of Mr.
Go to him, and say that you left them with a message to hasten to their aid," returned Cora, advancing nigher to the scout in her generous ardor; "that the Hurons bear them into the northern wilds, but that by vigilance and speed they may yet be rescued; and if, after all, it should please heaven that his assistance come too late, bear to him," she continued, her voice gradually lowering, until it seemed nearly choked, "the love, the blessings, the final prayers of his daughters, and bid him not mourn their early fate, but to look forward with humble confidence to the Christian's goal to meet his children.
Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations; and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand.
These blessings came along with you, and will vanish when you leave the threshold.
A few last words and tears, a few simple adieus and blessings, and clasping her wondering and affrighted child in her arms, she glided noiselessly away.
But when the silver rim of the sun pushed itself out, a moment or two later, the assemblage broke loose with a vast shout and came pouring down like a deluge to smother me with blessings and gratitude; and Clarence was not the last of the wash, to be sure.
Suddenly the minister shouted at the top of his voice: "Praise God from whom all blessings flow -- SING
Old Uncle Silas he peeled off one of his bulliest old-time blessings, with as many layers to it as an onion, and whilst the angels was hauling in the slack of it I was trying to study up what to say about what kept us so long.
There would be no question of walking for many a month to come, but blessings seemed to multiply when the blinds could be opened and the bed drawn near the window; when mother, with pillows behind her, could at least sit and watch the work going on, could smile at the past agony and forget the weary hours that had led to her present comparative ease and comfort.
Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twentyone years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.
John Dashwood wished it likewise; but in the mean while, till one of these superior blessings could be attained, it would have quieted her ambition to see him driving a barouche.