HyperDic: blessing

English > 5 senses of the word blessing:
NOUNactblessing, approval, approvingthe formal act of approving
stateblessing, boona desirable state
communicationblessing, grace, thanksgivinga short prayer of thanks before a meal / meal
communicationblessing, benedictiona ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
actblessing, benedictionthe act of praying for divine protection
blessing > pronunciation
Soundsbleh'sihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > blessing: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe formal act of approving.
Example"he gave the project his blessing"
Synonymsapproval, approving
Narroweradmiration, appreciationA favorable judgment
adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousalThe act of accepting with approval
backing, backup, championship, patronageThe act of providing approval and support
reward, reinforcementAn act performed to strengthen approved behavior
BroadersupportAiding the cause or policy or interests of
OppositedisapprovalThe act of disapproving or condemning
Spanishaprobación
Catalanaprovació
English > blessing: 5 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA desirable state.
Example"enjoy the blessings of peace"
Synonymboon
NarrowermercySomething for which to be thankful
Broadergood fortune, luckiness, good luckAn auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
Spanishbendición, ventaja
Catalanavantatge, benefici
English > blessing: 5 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA short prayer of thanks before a meal / meal.
Synonymsgrace, thanksgiving
Broaderprayer, petition, orisonreverent petition to a deity
Spanishacción de gracias, bendición, gracia, gracias
Catalanacció de gràcies, benedicció
English > blessing: 5 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection.
Synonymbenediction
NarrowerbenisonA spoken blessing
Broaderprayer, petition, orisonreverent petition to a deity
Spanishbendición
Catalanbenedicció
Verbsblessgive a benediction to
English > blessing: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of praying for divine protection.
Synonymbenediction
Broaderprayer, supplicationThe act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)
Spanishbendición
Catalanbenedicció
Verbsblessgive a benediction to

©2001-21 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict