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Meaning of BLESSING

Pronunciation:  'blesing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of praying for divine protection
  2. [n]  the formal act of giving approval; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"
  3. [n]  a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
  4. [n]  a short prayer of thanks before a meal
  5. [n]  a desirable state; "enjoy the blessings of peace"; "a spanking breeze is a boon to sailors"

BLESSING is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: approval, approving, benediction, benediction, boon, grace, thanksgiving
 Antonyms: disapproval
 See Also: acceptance, acceptation, admiration, adoption, appreciation, backing, benison, championship, espousal, good fortune, good luck, mercy, orison, patronage, petition, prayer, prayer, reinforcement, reward, supplication, support, thanks



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bless"ing\, n. [AS. bletsung. See {Bless}, v. t.]
1. The act of one who blesses.

2. A declaration of divine favor, or an invocation imploring
   divine favor on some or something; a benediction; a wish
   of happiness pronounces.

         This is the blessing, where with Moses the man of
         God blessed the children of Israel.   --Deut.
                                               xxxiii. 1.

3. A means of happiness; that which promotes prosperity and
   welfare; a beneficent gift.

         Nature's full blessings would be well dispensed.

4. (Bib.) A gift. [A Hebraism] --Gen. xxxiii. 11.

5. Grateful praise or worship.

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