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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 consents without a murmur, all join in a joyful chorus, and the curtain falls upon the lovers kneeling to receive Don Pedro's blessing in attitudes of the most romantic grace.
He handled the tools as if he liked the feel of them; and when he planed, his hands went back and forth over the boards in an eager, beneficent way as if he were blessing them.
When he smiled, she asked no greater blessing of God.
She did, indeed," said the old man, "and dearly did she pay for the blessing she bestowed.
These railroads--could but the whistle be made musical, and the rumble and the jar got rid of--are positively the greatest blessing that the ages have wrought out for us.
Peace be with all the world My blessing on my friends My forgiveness to my enemies For I am in the realm of quiet
But she was a magnificent monument to the blessing of a want of imagination, and if she could see in our little charges nothing but their beauty and amiability, their happiness and cleverness, she had no direct communication with the sources of my trouble.
As, then, with regular, gasping hems, he hammered on the anvil, Perth passing to him the glowing rods, one after the other, and the hard pressed forge shooting up its intense straight flame, the Parsee passed silently, and bowing over his head towards the fire, seemed invoking some curse or some blessing on the toil.
How often she had named them over one by one and figured on them as she went to work--fifteen dollars for the hall, twenty-two dollars and a quarter for the ducks, twelve dollars for the musicians, five dollars at the church, and a blessing of the Virgin besides--and so on without an end
There was an abundance of laughing and blessing Mas'r, as St.
The old lord of Hornberg received him as his son, and wanted him to stay by him and be the comfort and blessing of his age; but the tale of that young girl's devotion to him and its pathetic consequences made a changed man of the knight.
So the king went all through the crowd with his hat swabbing his eyes, and blessing the people and praising them and thanking them for being so good to the poor pirates away off there; and every little while the prettiest kind of girls, with the tears running down their cheeks, would up and ask him would he let them kiss him for to remember him by; and he always done it; and some of them he hugged and kissed as many as five or six times -- and he was invited to stay a week; and everybody wanted him to live in their houses, and said they'd think it was an honor; but he said as this was the last day of the camp-meeting he couldn't do no good, and besides he was in a sweat to get to the Indian Ocean right off and go to work on the pirates.