Meaning of “blessing” in the English Dictionary

"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)