- bless [bles]vt.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; consecrate2. 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 upon8. 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. V. Neufeldt. 2014.