bless [bles]
blessed or blest, blessing [ME blessen, bletsien < OE bletsian, bledsian < blod,BLOOD: rite of consecration by sprinkling an altar with blood]
1. to make or declare holy by a spoken formula or a sign; hallow; consecrate
2. to ask divine favor for [the minister blessed the congregation]
3. to favor or endow (with) [to be blessed with eloquence]
4. to make happy or prosperous; gladden [he blessed us with his leadership]
5. to think (oneself) happy; congratulate (oneself)
6. to praise or glorify [to bless the Lord]
7. to make the sign of the cross over or upon
8. to keep or protect from harm, evil, etc.: obsolete, except in prayers, exclamations, etc.
bless me! or bless him! or bless you!
an exclamation of surprise, pleasure, dismay, etc.
God bless!
may God bestow blessings on you

English World dictionary. . 2014.