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Webster 1913 Edition


Bliss

Bliss

(blĭs)
,
Noun.
;
pl.
Blisses
(blĭs′ĕz)
.
[OE.
blis
,
blisse
, AS.
blis
,
blīðs
, fr.
blīðe
blithe. See
Blithe
.]
Orig., blithesomeness; gladness; now, the highest degree of happiness; blessedness; exalted felicity; heavenly joy.
An then at last our
bliss

Full and perfect is.
Milton.
Syn. – Blessedness; felicity; beatitude; happiness; joy; enjoyment. See
Happiness
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Bliss

BLISS

,
Noun.
The highest degree of happiness; blessedness; felicity; used of felicity in general, when of an exalted kind, but appropriately, of heavenly joys.

Definition 2022


Bliss

Bliss

See also: bliss

English

Proper noun

Bliss

  1. An English surname originating as a nickname.
  2. (rare) A male or female given name.
    • 2008 Joyce Carol Oates, My Sister, My Love, HarperCollins, ISBN 978-0-06-154748-5, page 97:
      "Mother doesn't seem to especially like her little granddaughter as it is, even named 'Edna Louise'. D'you think she's going to like her better, named 'Bliss' like some sexpot pop star or some Indian-mystic ****-charlatan?"
      Betsey winced. "Bliss" was a beautiful name!
  3. (computing) a programming language used for systems programming primarily on computers produced by Digital Equipment Corporation. Bliss is a parallel language to C, both being derived from B and BCPL
  4. A ghost town in California.
  5. A city/town in Idaho.

bliss

bliss

See also: Bliss

English

Noun

bliss (countable and uncountable, plural blisses)

  1. perfect happiness

Derived terms

Translations


Old English

Etymology

From bliðs, from Proto-Germanic *blīþisjō, from *blīþiz (gentle, kind) + -tjo. See also blithe.

Noun

bliss f

  1. joy