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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.Religious ceremonies and prayers

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.Good luck and bad luckCausing pleasure

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.Allowing and permittingApproving and approvalAccepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantly
(Definition of blessing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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