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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bless \Bless\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Blessed}or {Blest}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blessing}.] [OE. blessien, bletsen, AS. bletsian, bledsian, bloedsian, fr. bl?d blood; prob. originally to consecrate by sprinkling with blood. See {Blood}.]

1. To make or pronounce holy; to consecrate

And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it. --Gen. ii. 3.

2. To make happy, blithesome, or joyous; to confer prosperity or happiness upon; to grant divine favor to.

The quality of mercy is . . . twice blest; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes. --Shak.

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.

Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them. --Luke ix. 16.

5. To make the sign of the cross upon; to cross (one's self). [Archaic] --Holinshed.

6. To guard; to keep; to protect. [Obs.]

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. [Obs.]

And burning blades about their heads do bless. --Spenser.

Round his armed head his trenchant blade he blest. --Fairfax.

Note: This is an old sense of the word, supposed by Johnson, Nares, and others, to have been derived from the old rite of blessing a field by directing the hands to all parts of it. "In drawing [their bow] some fetch such a compass as though they would turn about and bless all the field." --Ascham.

{Bless me!} {Bless us!} an exclamation of surprise. --Milton.

{To bless from}, to secure, defend, or preserve from. "Bless me from marrying a usurer." --Shak.

To bless the doors from nightly harm. --Milton.

{To bless with}, {To be blessed with}, to favor or endow with; to be favored or endowed with; as, God blesses us with health; we are blessed with happiness.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

bless

verb

1: give a benediction to; "The dying man blessed his son" [ant: {anathemise}, {anathemize}, {bedamn}, {beshrew}, {curse}, {damn}, {imprecate}, {maledict}]

2: confer prosperity or happiness on

3: make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate [syn: {bless}, {sign}]

4: render holy by means of religious rites [syn: {consecrate}, {bless}, {hallow}, {sanctify}] [ant: {deconsecrate}, {desecrate}, {unhallow}]


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