When someone such as a priest blesses people or things,
he asks for God's favour and protection for them.
...asking for all present to bless this couple and their loving commitment to one another.
Bless is used in expressions such as `God bless' or `bless you' to express
affection, thanks, or good wishes. (INFORMAL, SPOKEN)
`Bless you, Eva,' he whispered...
God bless and thank you all so much.
You can say `bless you' to someone who has just sneezed. (SPOKEN)
A blessing is something good that you are grateful for.
Rivers are a blessing for an agricultural country.
...the blessings of prosperity.
If something is done with someone's blessing, it is done with their approval and support.
With the blessing of the White House, a group of Democrats in Congress is meeting to find additional budget cuts...
In April Thai and Indonesian leaders gave their formal blessing to the idea. = approval
A blessing is a prayer asking God to look kindly upon the people who are present or the event that is taking place.
Bliss is a state of complete happiness.
It was a scene of such domestic bliss.
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