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Definition of "blessing" []

  • The act of one that blesses. (noun)
  • A short prayer said before or after a meal; grace. (noun)
  • Something promoting or contributing to happiness, well-being, or prosperity; a boon. (noun)
  • Approbation; approval: This plan has my blessing. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "blessing" in a sentence
  • "During a recent conversation with somebody who is sticking to the term blessing, they said that the term inspiration sounds as though it only applies to the description of the process whereby one focuses on a person who has set a constructive encouraging example."
  • "I tell you Mollie, I misinformed you before, as to Sanctification being necessarily a gradual work, nay I've found out better since, it comes like justification, just as soon as we are ready to receive it, just as soon as we have consecrated all, all to God, then the blessing is there."
  • "That however much a blessing is the birth of this most-beloved boy – and it is, truly, the greatest blessing – it is overwhelming."