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"blessing" in British English

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blessingnoun

uk   /ˈbles.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈbles.ɪŋ/
  • 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.
(Definition of blessing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blessing" in American English

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blessingnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbles·ɪŋ/
a prayer asking 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 parents finally gave their blessing to my marriage.
(Definition of blessing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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