v. t.1.To make or pronounce holy; to consecrate
[imp. & p. p. Blessed ( ) or Blest; p. pr. & vb. n. Blessing.]
2.To make happy, blithesome, or joyous; to confer prosperity or happiness upon; to grant divine favor to.
It hath pleased thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue forever before thee.
- 1 Chron. xvii. 27 (R. V.
3.To express a wish or prayer for the happiness of; to invoke a blessing upon; - applied to persons.
Bless them which persecute you.
- Rom. xii. 14.
4.To invoke or confer beneficial attributes or qualities upon; to invoke or confer a blessing on, - as on food.
5.To make the sign of the cross upon; to cross (one's self).
6.To guard; to keep; to protect.
7.To praise, or glorify; to extol for excellences.
Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
- Ps. ciii. 1.
8.To esteem or account happy; to felicitate.
The nations shall bless themselves in him.
- Jer. iv. 3.
9.To wave; to brandish.
And burning blades about their heads do bless.
- Spenser.
Bless me!
an exclamation of surprise.
To bless from
to secure, defend, or preserve from.
- Milton.
To bless the doors from nightly harm.
- Milton.
Verb1.bless - give a benediction to; "The dying man blessed his son"
anathemise, anathemize, bedamn, beshrew, damn, imprecate, maledict, curse - wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; "The bad witch cursed the child"
2.bless - confer prosperity or happiness on
3.bless - make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
Synonyms: sign
4.bless - render holy by means of religious rites
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