\blˈɛs], \blˈɛs], \b_l_ˈɛ_s]\
Definitions of BLESS
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bles, v.t. to invoke a blessing upon: to make joyous, happy, or prosperous: to consecrate by some religious rite, to cross one's self: to extol as holy, to pronounce happy, to invoke the divine favour upon: to wish happiness to: to praise or glorify:--pa.p. blessed (blest), or blest.--adj. BLESS'ED, happy: prosperous: happy in heaven, beatified.--adv. BLESS'EDLY.--ns. BLESS'EDNESS; BLESS'ING, a wish or prayer for happiness or success: any means or cause of happiness: (B.) a gift or present: a form of invoking the favour of God at a meal.--adv. BLESS'INGLY.--SINGLE BLESSEDNESS, the celibate life, the unmarried state generally. [A.S. blÃ©tsian, to bless, prob. from blÃ³t, sacrifice; the word taken as--benedic[)e]re.]
By Thomas Davidson
(past& p.p. blessed, sometimes blest, & see under BLESSED). Consecrate (esp. food; not a penny to b. oneself with, w. ref. to cross on silver penny); call holy, adore, (God); attribute good fortune to (esp. one\'s stars); pronounce words that bring supernatural favour upon (of father, priest, &c.); invoke God\'s favour on; make happy or successful (abs. or with something); God b. me, b. me. God b. you, b. you, b. the boy, b. my soul, I\'m blest, exclamations of surprise or indignation; (euphem.) =damn, curse, &c. [old English]
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