Bless

Definitions of "Bless"

To make holy by religious rite; sanctify. transitive verb

To invoke divine favor upon: transitive verb

To make the sign of the cross over. transitive verb

To honor as holy; glorify. transitive verb

To confer well-being or prosperity on. transitive verb

To endow, as with talent. transitive verb

(bless you) Used to wish good health to a person who has just sneezed. idiom

To consecrate or set apart to holy or sacred purposes; make or pronounce holy: formerly occasionally used of persons.

To consecrate (a thing) by a religious rite, as with prayer and thanksgiving; consecrate or hallow by asking God's blessing on: as, to bless food.

To sanctify (one's self) by making the sign of the cross, especially as a defense against evil influences or agencies: used reflexively.

To defend; preserve; protect or guard from evil; reflexively, to guard one's self from; avoid; eschew.

To invoke or pronounce a blessing upon (another or others); commend to God's favor or protection.

The word "Bless" in example sentences

Inherent in the word bless is the desire for the salvation of that person. Living on the Edge

I don’t use the word bless or curse very often, so I was unclear on what it meant to bless or curse someone. Living on the Edge

The word bless, spoken of God, means to regard with favour, or to confer benefits, as when God is said to bless his people. Barnes New Testament Notes

He spoke the word blessé, and I stopped to take him up and sped on again, glancing to right and left at the villages on fire, at the quick flashes of Belgian and The Soul of the War

Let us therefore bless the Lord, and again bless him; think and speak of his glory and goodness. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

He lays down his argument from the Lord's supper: The cup which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

And what about the prominence of the word bless which carries the meaning of ` exorcism, healing, remedy 'in Caribbean folk consciousness? VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIX No 3

16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

My family (which consists of a Mum, Dad & teenagers) & I will be praying along with Rick that God will again bless your country & that the renewing, saving love & grace of our Lord Jesus will be revived in your people’s hearts. Rick Warren Chooses Silence - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

What know'st thou of the chief, men call the bless'd? Iphigenia in Tauris

What know'st thou of the chief, men call the bless'd? Iphigenia in Tauris

So there we are, it's not just me creating what my father would have called bless him 'a matzo pudding'. Cesar Franck and the matzo pudding

So there we are, it's not just me creating what my father would have called bless him 'a matzo pudding'. Archive 2004-05-01

It's not like they are necessarily praying to "bless" him, or to "keep him safe." Fox News Poll Asks Respondents Whether They've Prayed For Bush

Good to see Yo-Yo Ma and other establishment figures come together to "bless" TNR, where Peretz famously jeered the Palestinians for "whining" over the number of dead (now over 1000). Jane Hamsher: Live From Glamorous Washington DC!

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