blessing Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “blessing” in the English Dictionary

"blessing" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈbles.ɪŋ/

blessing noun (RELIGIOUS WORDS)

[C or U] a ​request by a ​priest for ​God to take ​care of a ​particularperson 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 ​difficulttime.

blessing noun (LUCKY SITUATION)

[C] something that is ​extremelylucky 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 ​committee has givenits blessing to the ​plan. Eventually they got ​married with her father's blessing.
(Definition of blessing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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blessingnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbles·ɪŋ/
a ​prayerasking for God’s ​help, or a ​prayer of ​thanks for God’s ​help: Before we ​eat, ​Sam will say the blessing. A blessing can ​mean something that is very good or lucky: It was a blessing that nobody was ​hurt in the ​accident. A blessing also ​means the ​approval to do something: My ​parentsfinally gave ​their blessing to my ​marriage.
(Definition of blessing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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