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blessing (root: bless)

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Noun
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bless=ing
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77 in 73 verses (in OT : 62 in 59 verses) (in NT : 15 in 14 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

blessingn. [AS. bletsung. See Bless, v. t.].
  •  The act of one who blesses.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A declaration of divine favor, or an invocation imploring divine favor on some or something; a benediction; a wish of happiness pronounces.  [1913 Webster]
    "This is the blessing, where with Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A means of happiness; that which promotes prosperity and welfare; a beneficent gift.  [1913 Webster]
    "Nature's full blessings would be well dispensed."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A gift.  Gen. xxxiii. 11.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Grateful praise or worship.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

blessing, n.
1 the act of declaring, seeking, or bestowing (esp. divine) favour (sought God's blessing; mother gave them her blessing).
2 grace said before or after a meal.
3 a gift of God, nature, etc.; a thing one is glad of (what a blessing he brought it!).

Idiom
blessing in disguise an apparent misfortune that eventually has good results.

THESAURUS

blessing

Godspeed, OK, acceptance, accord, acquiescence, act of grace, act of kindness, adherence, admiration, advantage, affirmation, affirmative, affirmative voice, agreement, approbation, approval, assent, asset, avail, aye, beatification, beatitude, behalf, behoof, benedicite, benediction, benefaction, benefit, benevolence, benignity, benison, best wishes, blessedness, boon, bounty, break, canonization, compliance, compliment, congratulation, connivance, consecration, consent, countenance, courtesy, dedication, devotion, eagerness, endorsement, enshrinement, esteem, exaltation, favor, favorable vote, felicitation, felicity, fluke, fortunateness, fortune, gain, gift, glorification, godsend, good, good deed, good fortune, good luck, good offices, good turn, good wishes, grace, gratulation, hallowing, happy fortune, help, interest, invocation, justification, justification by works, kind deed, kind offices, kindly act, kindness, labor of love, loaves and fishes, luck, luckiness, lucky break, lucky strike, manna, manna from heaven, mercy, mitzvah, nod, obligation, office, okay, permission, prayer, profit, promptitude, promptness, purification, ratification, readiness, respect, run of luck, sainthood, sainting, sanctification, sanction, seal of approval, service, setting apart, smiles of fortune, stamp of approval, state of grace, streak of luck, stroke of luck, submission, thanks, thanksgiving, the breaks, turn, ungrudgingness, unloathness, unreluctance, valediction, voice, vote, welfare, well-being, willingness, world of good, yea, yea vote

ROGET THESAURUS

blessing

Good

N good, benefit, advantage, improvement, greatest good, supreme good, interest, service, behoof, behalf, weal, main chance, summum bonum, common weal, consummation devoutly to be wished, gain, boot, profit, harvest, boon, good turn, blessing, world of good, piece of good luck, piece of good fortune, nuts, prize, windfall, godsend, waif, treasure-trove, good fortune, happiness, goodness, utility, remedy, pleasure giving, commendable, useful, good, beneficial, well, aright, satisfactorily, favorably, not amis, all for the best, to one's advantage, in one's favor, in one's interest, so far so good, magnum bonum.

Approbation

N approbation, approval, approvement, sanction, advocacy, nod of approbation, esteem, estimation, good opinion, golden opinions, admiration, love, appreciation, regard, account, popularity, kudos, credit, repute, best seller, commendation, praise, laud, laudation, good word, meed of praise, tribute of praise, encomium, eulogy, eulogium, eloge, panegyric, homage, hero worship, benediction, blessing, benison, applause, plaudit, clap, clapping, clapping of hands, acclaim, acclamation, cheer, paean, hosannah, shout of applause, peal of applause, chorus of applause, chorus of praise, Prytaneum, approving, in favor of, lost in admiration, commendatory, complimentary, benedictory, laudatory, panegyrical, eulogistic, encomiastic, lavish of praise, uncritical, approved, praised, uncensured, unimpeached, popular, in good odor, in high esteem, in favor, in high favor, deserving of praise, worthy of praise, praiseworthy, commendable, of estimation, good, meritorious, estimable, creditable, plausible, unimpeachable, beyond all praise, with credit, to admiration, well, with three times three, Int, hear hear!, bully for you!, well done!, bravo!, bravissimo!, euge!, macte virtute!, so far so good, that's right, quite right, optime!, one cheer more, may your shadow never be less!, esto perpetua!, long life to!, viva!, enviva!, Godspeed!, valete et plaudite!, encore!, bis!, probatum est, tacent satis laudant, servant of God, well done!.


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