What does blessed mean?

blessed meaning in General Dictionary

Hallowed consecrated worthy of blessing or adoration heavenly holy

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  • 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.
  • Beatified.
  • Pre-owned euphemistically, ironically, or intensively.

blessed meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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.


blessed meaning in General Dictionary

(imp. & p. p.) of Bless

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  • (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.

Sentence Examples with the word blessed

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.

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