blessed

[ bles-id; especially for 3, 7 blest ]
/ ˈblɛs ɪd; especially for 3, 7 blɛst /

adjective


Nearby words

  1. blepharotomy,
  2. blert,
  3. blesbok,
  4. blesbuck,
  5. bless,
  6. blessed event,
  7. blessed sacrament,
  8. blessed trinity,
  9. blessed virgin,
  10. blessedly

Also blest.

Origin of blessed

Middle English word dating back to 1125–75; see origin at bless, -ed2

Related forms

bless

[ bles ]
/ blɛs /

verb (used with object), blessed or blest, bless·ing.

Origin of bless

before 950; Middle English blessen, Old English blētsian, blēdsian to consecrate, orig. with blood, earlier *blōdisōian (blōd blood + -isō- derivational suffix + -ian v. suffix)

Related formsbless·er, nounbless·ing·ly, adverbout·bless, verb (used with object), out·blessed or out·blest, out·bles·sing.pre·bless, verb (used with object)

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British Dictionary definitions for blessed

blessed

/ (ˈblɛsɪd, blɛst) /

adjective

noun

the blessed Christianity the dead who are already enjoying heavenly bliss
Derived Formsblessedly, adverbblessedness, noun

bless

/ (blɛs) /

verb blesses, blessing, blessed or blest (tr)

Word Origin for bless

Old English blǣdsian to sprinkle with sacrificial blood; related to blōd blood

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Word Origin and History for blessed
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