blessing

  • 1 Blessing — • Aspects discussed are, I. Antiquity; II. Minister; III. Objects; IV. Efficacy; and V. Rite employed in administering Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Blessing     Blessing      …

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  • 2 Blessing — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Karl Blessing (Bankier) (1900–1971), deutscher Bankier, Präsident der Deutschen Bundesbank Karl Blessing (Verleger) (1941–2005), deutscher Verleger Karlheinz Blessing (* 1957), deutscher Politiker und… …

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  • 3 blessing — ► NOUN 1) God s favour and protection. 2) a prayer asking for blessing. 3) a beneficial thing for which one is grateful. 4) a person s sanction or support. ● a blessing in disguise Cf. ↑a blessing in disguise …

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  • 4 Blessing — Blessing, TX U.S. Census Designated Place in Texas Population (2000): 861 Housing Units (2000): 334 Land area (2000): 2.031646 sq. miles (5.261940 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.031646 sq.… …

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  • 5 Blessing, TX — U.S. Census Designated Place in Texas Population (2000): 861 Housing Units (2000): 334 Land area (2000): 2.031646 sq. miles (5.261940 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.031646 sq. miles (5.261940… …

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  • 6 blessing — [n1] sanctification absolution, benedicite, benediction, benison, commendation, consecration, dedication, divine sanction, grace, invocation, laying on of hands, thanks, thanksgiving; concept 367 Ant. blight, condemnation, curse, damnification,… …

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  • 7 Blessing — Bless ing, n. [AS. bletsung. See {Bless}, v. t.] 1. The act of one who blesses. [1913 Webster] 2. A declaration of divine favor, or an invocation imploring divine favor on some or something; a benediction; a wish of happiness pronounces. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 blessing — O.E. bletsunga, bledsunge; see BLESS (Cf. bless). Meaning gift from God is from mid 14c. In sense of religious invocation before a meal it is recorded from 1738. Phrase blessing in disguise is recorded from 1746 …

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  • 9 Blessing F.C. — Blessing F.C. is a football club in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo. [http://www.rsssf.com/tablesz/zaire08.html] They play in the Linafoot, the top level of professional football in DR Congo. [http://www.rsssf.com/tablesz/zaire08.html] …

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  • 10 blessing — index laudation, permission Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 11 blessing — [bles′iŋ] n. 1. the act or prayer of one who blesses; invocation or benediction 2. a grace said before or after eating 3. the gift of divine favor 4. good wishes or approval 5. anything that gives happiness or prevents misfortune; special benefit …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 blessing — n. 1) to give, make, pronounce, say a blessing over 2) to chant a blessing 3) to give one s blessing to; to bestow one s blessing on 4) a divine; priestly blessing; God s blessing 5) a blessing for (it was a blessing for us) 6) a blessing that +… …

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  • 13 Blessing — A blessing, (also used to refer to bestowing of such) is the infusion of something with holiness, divine will, or one s hopes.Etymology and Germanic paganismThe modern English language term bless likely derives from the 1225 term blessen , which… …

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  • 14 blessing — noun 1 thing that brings happiness/improves your life ADJECTIVE ▪ great, real ▪ mixed (= a thing that has advantages and disadvantages) PREPOSITION ▪ blessing for …

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  • 15 blessing — noun 1 STH GOOD/HELPFUL (C) something that you have or something that happens which is good because it improves your life, helps you in some way, or makes you happy: This rain will be a blessing for the farmers. | be a (great/real) blessing: The… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 blessing */ — UK [ˈblesɪŋ] / US noun Word forms blessing : singular blessing plural blessings 1) [countable] something good that you feel very grateful or lucky to have Having someone you can confide in is a real blessing. blessing for: The fine weather has… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 blessing — bless|ing [ blesıŋ ] noun * 1. ) count something good that you feel very grateful or lucky to have: Having someone you can confide in is a real blessing. blessing for: The fine weather has been a blessing for farmers. it s a blessing (that): It s …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 blessing — bless|ing [ˈblesıŋ] n 1.) something that you have or something that happens which is good because it improves your life, helps you in some way, or makes you happy ▪ The dishwasher has been a real blessing! it is a blessing (that) ▪ It s a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 blessing — [[t]ble̱sɪŋ[/t]] blessings 1) N COUNT A blessing is something good that you are grateful for. Rivers are a blessing for an agricultural country. ...the blessings of prosperity. 2) N COUNT: usu sing, with poss If something is done with someone s… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 blessing — noun 1) may God give us his blessing Syn: protection, favor Ant: condemnation 2) a special blessing from the priest Syn: benediction, invocation, prayer, intercession; grace …

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