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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 ?
He appeals to the world-famed hospitality of Athens and hints at the blessings that his coming will confer on the State.
Just thank God for your blessings and ask Him humbly for the things you want.
When Sir Pitt deigned to offer me his hand, an honour of which my beloved Miss Crawley said I was DESERVING (my blessings go with her for judging the poor orphan worthy to be HER SISTER
A blesser have I become and a Yea-sayer: and therefore strove I long and was a striver, that I might one day get my hands free for blessing.
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New; which carrieth the greater benediction, and the clearer revelation of God's favor.
He came to me one morning (for he lodged among us all the while we were upon the island), and it happened to be just when I was going to visit the Englishmen's colony, at the furthest part of the island; I say, he came to me, and told me, with a very grave countenance, that he had for two or three days desired an opportunity of some discourse with me, which he hoped would not be displeasing to me, because he thought it might in some measure correspond with my general design, which was the prosperity of my new colony, and perhaps might put it, at least more than he yet thought it was, in the way of God's blessing.
And now I'm from Kolyazin, master, where a great and wonderful blessing has been revealed.
A RATTLESNAKE came home to his brood and said: "My children, gather about and receive your father's last blessing, and see how a Christian dies.
Do you not know that labor is the source of every blessing, and that none but those who work are entitled to eat?
What do you consider to be the greatest blessing which you have reaped from your wealth?
It was a blessing from Providence for us--this Servian war.
Your blessing, your holiness, before you go, I beseech you