see also: Blessing
  • IPA: /ˈblɛs.ɪŋ/

blessing (plural blessings)

  1. Some kind of divine or supernatural aid, or reward.
  2. A pronouncement invoking divine aid.
  3. Good fortune.
  4. (paganism) A modern pagan ceremony.
  5. The act of declaring or bestowing favor; approval.
    We will not proceed without the executive director's blessing.
  6. Something someone is glad of.
    After two weeks of sun, last night's rainfall was a blessing.
  7. A prayer before a meal; grace.
  8. A group of unicorns.
    • 2008, Betsy Schiffman, "Time To Trash the Intellectual Property System, Says Report ↗", Wired, 11 September 2008:
      And since we’re laying out our wishes, we’d also like a blessing of unicorns and one million dollars.
    • 2009, Andrew Orlowski, "Facebook music dashboard: Revenue at last? ↗", The Register, 13 September 2011:
      Then a blessing of unicorns charged into the studio, and I was carried away to be re-educated.
    • 2011, Suzette Mayr, Monoceros, Coach House Books (2011), ISBN 9781552452417, page 94 ↗:
      She just wants to talk to her friends on or write in her journal or flump on her bedroom floor with her blessing of unicorns: her posters, figurines, stickers, temporary tattoos of anatomically correct unicorns.
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  1. present participle of bless#English|bless

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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