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blessed (fortunate)

Definition:

highly favored or fortunate (as, for example, by divine grace)

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Derivative:

blessedly

Comparative:

blesseder

Superlative:

blessedest

Similar to:

fortunate

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage examples:

  • our blessed land
  • the blessed assurance of a steady income

Synonyms:

blest

See also:

saved

Etymology:

"supremely happy", also "consecrated" (about 1200), past participle adjective ...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of blessed...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

blest | bless | bless! [sense-specific] | bless you! [sense-specific] | bless me! [sense-specific] | not have a penny to bless oneself with [sense-specific]

[past tense] "bless" | to consecrate or render holy, beneficial, or prosperous by means of a religious rite | to give honour or glory to (a person or ... (26 of 479 words, 12 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/blest

Macmillan British Dictionary:

bless [transitive] | blessed [past tense] | blest [past tense] | blessing [present participle] | blesses [3rd-person singular present] | be blessed with something | bless him/her/them | bless my soul/bless me/well I'm blessed | bless you

to say a prayer asking God to help and protect someone or something ; if God blesses someone or something, he helps and protects them | to make ... (27 of 160 words, 8 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/bless

Oxford Dictionary:

blessed | blest [archaic, literary] | consecrated [synonym, sense-specific] | blessedly [derived] | the Blessed [sense-specific, related]

made holy; consecrated | a title preceding the name of a dead person considered to have led a holy life, especially a person formally beatified by the ... (26 of 105 words, 5 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/blessed

Wikipedia:

Blest [disambiguation]

may refer to: A. David Blest, an arachnologist | Alberto Blest Gana (1830-1920), a Chilean novelist and diplomat | William Cunningham Blest, an Irish doctor, president of the first Medical Society of Chile | Puerto Blest, a village and municipality in... (38 of 85 words, 4 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Blest

Wiktionary:

blest | blessed | bless├Ęd [(Archaic)]

Archaic spelling of blessed: simple past tense and past participle of bless (12 of 30 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/blest

American Heritage Dictionary:

blest

A past tense and a past participle of bless. | Variant of blessed. (12 of 15 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/blest

Random House Dictionary:

blest | blessed [synonym, sense-specific]

a past tense and past participle of "bless". | blessed (9 of 13 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/blest

New World Dictionary:

blest

"bless" | blessed (2 of 5 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/blest

Merriam-Webster:

blessed | blest | venerated [synonym, sense-specific] | hallowed [synonym, sense-specific] | beatific [synonym, sense-specific] | holy [synonym, sense-specific] | divine [synonym, sense-specific] | godlike [synonym, sense-specific] | godly [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

held in reverence; "venerated" ; honored in worship; "hallowed" ; "beatific" | of or enjoying happiness ; specifically, enjoying the bliss of heaven ... (22 of 152 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/blessed

Cambridge Dictionary:

blessed | be blessed with something

/ˈbles.ɪd/, /blest/ [formal] holy | /ˈbles.ɪd/ [literary] bringing you happiness, luck, or something you need | "be blessed with sth ": [formal] to be ... (22 of 64 words, 4 definitions, 6 usage examples)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/blessed

Encarta Dictionary:

bless | blessed [past tense] | blest [past participle] | blessing [present participle] | blesses [3rd-person singular present]

to bestow holiness on somebody or something in a religious ceremony | to watch over somebody or something protectively | to declare approval and ... (22 of 147 words, 5 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861591144​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

blessed

First use: late 12th century

Origin: "supremely happy", also "consecrated" (about 1200), past participle adjective from "bless". Reversed or ironic sense of "cursed, damned" is recorded ... (23 of 25 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=blessed

Collins Dictionary:

blessed | bless

Origin: Old English blǣdsian to sprinkle with sacrificial blood; related to blōdblood

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/blessed

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

blessed | bless

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "blessed"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "blessed"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/blessed

Macmillan British Dictionary:

blessed

Audio: British English pronunciation of "blessed"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/blessed

Macmillan American Dictionary:

blessed

Audio: North American pronunciation of "blessed"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/blessed

Cambridge Dictionary:

blessed

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "blessed"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "blessed"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/blessed

the Free Dictionary:

blessed

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "blessed"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "blessed"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "blessed" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/blessed

Google Dictionary:

blessed

Audio: English pronunciation of "blessed"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=blessed

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

blessed

Audio: North American pronunciation of "blessed"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=bless​002 word=blessed

blessed

Audio: North American pronunciation of "blessed"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=blesse​01 word=blessed

YourDictionary Audio:

blessed

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "blessed" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/blessed

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