Definition of Blessing

1. Noun. The formal act of approving. "His decision merited the approval of any sensible person"

Exact synonyms: Approval, Approving
Specialized synonyms: Acceptance, Acceptation, Adoption, Espousal, Backing, Backup, Championship, Patronage, Admiration, Appreciation, Reinforcement, Reward
Generic synonyms: Support
Derivative terms: Approbate, Approve
Antonyms: Disapproval



2. Noun. A desirable state. "A spanking breeze is a boon to sailors"
Exact synonyms: Boon
Generic synonyms: Good Fortune, Good Luck, Luckiness
Specialized synonyms: Mercy

3. Noun. A short prayer of thanks before a meal. "Their youngest son said grace"
Exact synonyms: Grace, Thanksgiving
Generic synonyms: Orison, Petition, Prayer

4. Noun. A ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection.
Exact synonyms: Benediction
Generic synonyms: Orison, Petition, Prayer
Specialized synonyms: Benison
Derivative terms: Bless

5. Noun. The act of praying for divine protection.
Exact synonyms: Benediction
Generic synonyms: Prayer, Supplication
Derivative terms: Bless

Definition of Blessing

1. n. The act of one who blesses.

Definition of Blessing

1. Noun. some kind of divine or supernatural aid, or reward. ¹

2. Noun. a pronouncement invoking divine aid. ¹

3. Noun. good fortune. ¹

4. Noun. (context: paganism) a modern pagan ceremony. ¹

5. Noun. the act of declaring or bestowing favor; approval. ¹

6. Noun. a thing one is glad of ¹

7. Noun. a prayer before a meal; grace ¹

8. Noun. a group of unicorns. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blessing

1. a prayer [n -S] - See also: prayer

Lexicographical Neighbors of Blessing

blessed thistle
blessed with(p)
blesseder
blessedest
blessedly
blessedness
blessednesses
blessee
blessees
blesser
blessers
blesses
blessest
blesseth
blessin'
blessing (current term)
blessing in disguise
blessings
blessings in disguise
blessworthy
blest
blet
bletcherous
blether
blethered
blethering
blethers
bletia
blets
bletted

Literary usage of Blessing

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

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"The earlier was that of a definite clerical blessing, which, ... The word was applied also to the special blessing given to ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Edward Aloysius Pace (1922)
"С E., APOSTOLIC blessing (cf. С. E, 11-602).-The papal _, . _ to- it /i т- ordinaries can delegate their power to anv priest. II-599b). ..."

3. The Journal of American Folk-lore by American Folklore Society (1920)
"The very first blessing that Mary had It was the blessing of one, For to think that her son ... And the very next blessing Mary had Was the blessing of two, ..."

4. Sermons by Phillips Brooks (1896)
"The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich and He addeth no sorrow with it. ... The charm, the glory of the riches which the blessing of the Lord should give ..."

5. Publications by Hampshire Record Society, Winchester, Winchester Hampshire Record Society, American peace society, Algernon Sidney Crapsey, Ernest Howard Crosby, W. Evans Darby, John Hyde De Forest, Charles Edward Jefferson, Augustine Jones, Mrs. L. J. Mead, J. H. Ral (1892)
"FACE The blessing for Milk and Honey 90 blessing of Cheese, Eggs, and Pulse ib. blessing of the Pascal Lamb 91 blessing for all Flesh Meat ib. ..."

6. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Edwin Booth, Henry L Hinton (1867)
"0 love ! be moderate ; allay thy ecstasy ; lu measure rain thy joy ;' scant this excess- 1 feel too much thy blessing ; make it less, For fear I surfeit ! ..."

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