blessing

noun
1 thing that brings happiness/improves your life
ADJECTIVE
great, real
mixed (= a thing that has advantages and disadvantages)
PREPOSITION
blessing for

A TV can be a real blessing for old people.

PHRASES
a blessing in disguise (= a thing that seems unfortunate, but is later seen to be fortunate), count your blessings (= to be grateful for the good things you have)
2 approval/support
ADJECTIVE
full
official
VERB + BLESSING
have
give sb/sth

The government has given its official blessing to the project.

get, receive

She received the full blessing of her employers.

PREPOSITION
with sb's blessing, without sb's blessing

He went off to Latin America with his mother's blessing.

3 prayer
ADJECTIVE
traditional
papal
divine, spiritual
VERB + BLESSING
bestow, give, make, pronounce, say

The blessing was said in Hebrew.

ask, ask for
receive
PREPOSITION
blessing on

They asked God's blessing on their pastoral work.


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  • blessing — [n1] sanctification absolution, benedicite, benediction, benison, commendation, consecration, dedication, divine sanction, grace, invocation, laying on of hands, thanks, thanksgiving; concept 367 Ant. blight, condemnation, curse, damnification,… …   New thesaurus

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  • blessing — O.E. bletsunga, bledsunge; see BLESS (Cf. bless). Meaning gift from God is from mid 14c. In sense of religious invocation before a meal it is recorded from 1738. Phrase blessing in disguise is recorded from 1746 …   Etymology dictionary

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