Hallowed consecrated worthy of blessing or adoration heavenly holy
- worth worship
- Roman Catholic; proclaimed among the endowed and thus worth veneration
- experiencing the bliss of paradise
- described as glee and fortune
- extremely favored or lucky (as e.g. by divine grace)
- expletives utilized informally as intensifiers
- of Bless
- Hallowed; consecrated; worth true blessing or adoration; heavenly; holy.
- loving glee or bliss; favored with blessings; delighted; highly favored.
- Imparting pleasure or bliss; fraught with pleasure; blissful; joyful.
- Enjoying, or pertaining to, religious glee, or heavenly felicity; as, the blessed in heaven.
- Pre-owned euphemistically, ironically, or intensively.
belated 12c., "supremely happy," also "consecrated" (c.1200), previous participle adjective from bless (v.). Corrected or ironic sense of "cursed, damned" is recorded from 1806. Relevant: Blessedly; blessedness.
(imp. & p. p.) of Bless
- (a.) Hallowed; consecrated; worth blessing or adoration; heavenly; holy.
- (a.) Enjoying delight or bliss; favored with blessings; delighted; highly preferred.
- (a.) Imparting glee or bliss; fraught with joy; blissful; joyful.
- (a.) Enjoying, or related to, spiritual joy, or heavenly felicity; as, the blessed in paradise.
- (a.) Beatified.
- (a.) applied euphemistically, ironically, or intensively.
The 8 th-century Gelasian Sacramentary, which embodies a much older tradition, mentions it under the title of Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which has led some to suppose that it was ordained by Pope Gelasius I.