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Webster 1913 Edition


Blessed

Bless′ed

(blĕs′ĕd)
,
Adj.
1.
Hallowed; consecrated; worthy of blessing or adoration; heavenly; holy.
O, run; prevent them with thy humble ode,
And lay it lowly at his
blessed
feet.
Milton.
2.
Enjoying happiness or bliss; favored with blessings; happy; highly favored.
All generations shall call me
blessed
.
Luke i. 48.
Towards England’s
blessed
shore.
Shakespeare
3.
Imparting happiness or bliss; fraught with happiness; blissful; joyful.
“Then was a blessed time.” “So blessed a disposition.”
Shak.
4.
Enjoying, or pertaining to, spiritual happiness, or heavenly felicity;
as, the
blessed
in heaven
.
Reverenced like a
blessed
saint.
Shakespeare
Cast out from God and
blessed
vision.
Milton.
5.
(R. C. Ch.)
Beatified.
6.
Used euphemistically, ironically, or intensively.
Not a
blessed
man came to set her [a boat] free.
R. D. Blackmore.

Webster 1828 Edition


Blessed

BLESS'ED

,
pp.
Made happy or prosperous; extolled; pronounced happy.

BLESS'ED

,
Adj.
Happy; prosperous in worldly affairs; enjoying spiritual happiness and the favor of God; enjoying heavenly felicity.
Blessed-Thistle. A plant of the genus Cnicus, sometimes used in decoctions, for a bitter.

Definition 2023


Blessed

Blessed

See also: blessed and blessèd

English

Proper noun

Blessed

  1. A surname.

Adjective

Blessed

  1. (Roman Catholicism) An epithet indicating that a person has been beatified.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of blessed used when referring to an important figure, such as God, or to an important item or event.
    • 2012, Charles M. Stang, Apophasis and Pseudonymity in Dionysius the Areopagite (ISBN 0199640424), page 62:
      This emendation is echoed in Thekla's reunion with Paul outside the city, where she offers the following prayer of thanksgiving: God, King and Blessed Creator of everything, and Father of your great and only begotten Child, I give you thanks.

blessed

blessed

See also: blessèd and Blessed

English

Alternative forms

Adjective

blessed (comparative more blessed, superlative most blessed)

  1. Having divine aid, or protection, or other blessing.
    • 1611, King James Bible, Matthew 5:5
      Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
  2. In Catholicism, a title indicating the beatification of a person, thus allowing public veneration of those who have lived in sanctity or died as martyrs.
  3. Held in veneration; revered.
  4. Worthy of worship; holy.
  5. (informal) An intensifier; damned.
    Not one blessed person offered to help me out.

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Verb

blessed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of bless


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