Definition of Blessed

1. Adjective. Highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace). "The blessed assurance of a steady income"

Exact synonyms: Blest
Similar to: Fortunate, Golden
Antonyms: Cursed

2. Adjective. Worthy of worship. "The Blessed Trinity"
Similar to: Holy

3. Adjective. Expletives used informally as intensifiers. "An infernal nuisance"
Exact synonyms: Blame, Blamed, Blasted, Damn, Damned, Darned, Deuced, Goddam, Goddamn, Goddamned, Infernal
Similar to: Cursed, Curst
Derivative terms: Damned

4. Adjective. Roman Catholic; proclaimed one of the blessed and thus worthy of veneration.
Exact synonyms: Beatified
Similar to: Holy

5. Adjective. Enjoying the bliss of heaven.
Similar to: Saved

6. Adjective. Characterized by happiness and good fortune. "A blessed time"
Similar to: Happy
Derivative terms: Blessedness

Definition of Blessed

1. a. Hallowed; consecrated; worthy of blessing or adoration; heavenly; holy.

Definition of Blessed

1. Proper noun. (surname) ¹

2. Adjective. Having divine aid, or protection, or other blessing. ¹

3. Adjective. In Catholicism, a title indicating the beatification of a person, thus allowing public veneration of those who have lived in sanctity or died as martyrs. ¹

4. Adjective. Held in veneration; revered. ¹

5. Adjective. Worthy of worship; holy. ¹

6. Adjective. (informal) An intensifier; damned. ¹

7. Verb. (past of bless) ¹

8. Adjective. (sense poetic) alternate spelling and pronunciation of “blessed”, the past tense and past participle of “bless” ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blessed

1. holy [adj -EDER, -EDEST] - See also: holy

Medical Definition of Blessed

1. 1. Hallowed; consecrated; worthy of blessing or adoration; heavenly; holy. "O, run; prevent them with thy humble ode, And lay it lowly at his blessed feet." (Milton) 2. Enjoying happiness or bliss; favored with blessings; happy; highly favored. "All generations shall call me blessed." (Luke i. 48) "Towards England's blessed shore." (Shak) 3. Imparting happiness or bliss; fraught with happiness; blissful; joyful. "Then was a blessed time." "So blessed a disposition." 4. Enjoying, or pertaining to, spiritual happiness, or heavenly felicity; as, the blessed in heaven. "Reverenced like a blessed saint." (Shak) "Cast out from God and blessed vision." (Milton) 5. Beatified. 6. Used euphemistically, ironically, or intensively. "Not a blessed man came to set her [a boat] free." (R. D. Blackmore) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Blessed

blepharostat
blepharostenosis
blepharosynechia
blepharotomy
blesbok
blesboks
blesbuck
blesbucks
blesmol
blesmols
bless
bless'd
bless you
bless your heart
blesse
blessed (current term)
blessed event
blessed events
blessed thistle
blessed with(p)
blesseder
blessedest
blessedly
blessedness
blessednesses
blessee
blessees
blesser
blessers
blesses

Literary usage of Blessed

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Benediction of the blessed Sacrament.—One of the most generally popular of Catholic services is Benediction of the blessed Sacrament, known in France as ..."

2. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"And the fact that The blessed One does not elucidate them to me does not ... I will draw near to The blessed One and inquire of him concerning this matter. ..."

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