bless

  • 1 Bless — Bless, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blessed}or {Blest}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blessing}.] [OE. blessien, bletsen, AS. bletsian, bledsian, bloedsian, fr. bl?d blood; prob. originally to consecrate by sprinkling with blood. See {Blood}.] 1. To make or pronounce …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Bless me — Bless Bless, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blessed}or {Blest}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blessing}.] [OE. blessien, bletsen, AS. bletsian, bledsian, bloedsian, fr. bl?d blood; prob. originally to consecrate by sprinkling with blood. See {Blood}.] 1. To make or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Bless us — Bless Bless, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blessed}or {Blest}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blessing}.] [OE. blessien, bletsen, AS. bletsian, bledsian, bloedsian, fr. bl?d blood; prob. originally to consecrate by sprinkling with blood. See {Blood}.] 1. To make or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 bless — [ bles ] (past tense and past participle blessed or blest [ blest ] ) verb transitive * 1. ) to say a prayer asking God to help and protect someone or something: a ceremony to bless the harvest a ) if God blesses someone or something, he helps… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5 bless — S3 [bles] v [T] [: Old English; Origin: bletsian, from blod blood ; because blood was used in religious ceremonies] 1.) bless you! spoken a) what you say when someone ↑sneezes b) used to thank someone for doing something for you 2.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 bless — bless·ed; bless·ed·ly; bless·ed·ness; bless·ing·ly; bless; un·bless·ed·ness; …

    English syllables

  • 7 bless — [bles] vt. blessed or blest, blessing [ME blessen, bletsien < OE bletsian, bledsian < blod,BLOOD: rite of consecration by sprinkling an altar with blood] 1. to make or declare holy by a spoken formula or a sign; hallow; consecrate 2. to ask …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Bless — ist der Familienname folgender Personen Astrid Bless (1944–2009), deutsche Synchronsprecherin und Schauspielerin Roland Bless (* 1961), deutscher Musiker Siehe auch: Bläss Diese Seite ist ein …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 9 bless — ► VERB 1) call on God to protect or treat favourably. 2) consecrate by a religious rite. 3) praise (God). 4) (be blessed with) be endowed with or granted (something greatly desired). ● bless you! Cf. ↑bless you! …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 bless me! — or bless my soul! (old) An exclamation of surprise • • • Main Entry: ↑bless …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11 bless me — bless my soul/bless me/well I’m blessed/old fashioned phrase used for showing surprise Thesaurus: old fashioned expressions of surprisesynonym Main entry: bless …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 bless´ed|ly — bless|ed «BLEHS ihd; especially poetic blehst», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. holy; sacred: »the blessed Trinity. SYNONYM(S): consecrated. 2. bringing joy; joyful: »the blessed rain following a drought. 3 …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 13 bless|ed — «BLEHS ihd; especially poetic blehst», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. holy; sacred: »the blessed Trinity. SYNONYM(S): consecrated. 2. bringing joy; joyful: »the blessed rain following a drought. 3 …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 bless — [v1] sanctify absolve, anoint, baptize, beatify, canonize, commend, confirm, consecrate, cross, dedicate, enshrine, eulogize, exalt, extol, give thanks to, glorify, hallow, honor, invoke benefits, invoke happiness, laud, magnify, make holy, offer …

    New thesaurus

  • 15 bless — (v.) O.E. bletsian, bledsian, Northumbrian bloedsian to consecrate, make holy, give thanks, from P.Gmc. *blodison hallow with blood, mark with blood, from *blotham blood (see BLOOD (Cf. blood)). Originally a blood sprinkling on pagan altars. This …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 16 bless — I UK [bles] / US verb [transitive] Word forms bless : present tense I/you/we/they bless he/she/it blesses present participle blessing past tense blessed or blest UK [blest] / US past participle blessed or blest * 1) a) to say a prayer asking God… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 bless — [[t]ble̱s[/t]] blesses, blessing, blessed 1) VERB When someone such as a priest blesses people or things, he asks for God s favour and protection for them. [V n] ...asking for all present to bless this couple and their loving commitment to one… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 bless — v.tr. (past and past part. blessed, poet. blest) 1 (of a priest etc.) pronounce words, esp. in a religious rite, asking for divine favour; ask God to look favourably on (bless this house). 2 a consecrate (esp. bread and wine). b sanctify by the… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 bless — verb past tense and past participle blessed or blest, (T) 1 bless him/her etc spoken used to show that you are fond of someone, amused by them, or pleased by something they have done: Tim can tie his shoelaces now Mum. Can he, bless him! | Bless… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 bless — [[t]blɛs[/t]] v. t. blessed blest, bless•ing 1) to consecrate or sanctify by a religious rite; make or pronounce holy 2) to request God s divine favor upon or for: Bless this house[/ex] 3) to bestow some benefit upon; endow: Nature blessed me… …

    From formal English to slang


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