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English definition of “blessing”

blessing

noun uk   /ˈbles.ɪŋ/ us  

blessing noun (RELIGIOUS WORDS)

[C or U] a request by a priest for God to take care of a particular person or a group of people, or God's act of doing this: The mass always ends with a blessing. We ask God's blessing on Joan at this difficult time.

blessing noun (LUCKY SITUATION)

[C] something that is extremely lucky or makes you happy: It was a blessing that no one was killed in the accident.

blessing noun (APPROVAL)

sb's blessing approval that someone gives to a plan or action: The government has given its blessing to the plan. Eventually they got married with her father's blessing.
(Definition of blessing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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