Single blessedness, the unmarried state. "Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness." Shak.

Syn. — Delight; beatitude; ecstasy. See Happiness.

Blessed thistle
(Bless"ed this"tle) See under Thistle.

(Bless"er) n. One who blesses; one who bestows or invokes a blessing.

(Bless"ing), n. [AS. bletsung. See Bless, v. t.]

1. The act of one who blesses.

2. A declaration of divine favor, or an invocation imploring divine favor on some or something; a benediction; a wish of happiness pronounces.

This is the blessing, where with Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel.
Deut. xxxiii. 1.

3. A means of happiness; that which promotes prosperity and welfare; a beneficent gift.

Nature's full blessings would be well dispensed.

4. (Bib.) A gift. [A Hebraism] Gen. xxxiii. 11.

5. Grateful praise or worship.

(Blest), a. Blessed. "This patriarch blest." Milton.

White these blest sounds my ravished ear assail.

(Blet) n. [F. blet, blette, a., soft from over ripeness.] A form of decay in fruit which is overripe.

(Ble"ton*ism) n. The supposed faculty of perceiving subterraneous springs and currents by sensation; — so called from one Bleton, of France.

(Blet"ting) n. A form of decay seen in fleshy, overripe fruit. Lindley.

(Blew) imp. of Blow.

(Bleyme) n. [F. bleime.] (Far.) An inflammation in the foot of a horse, between the sole and the bone. [Obs.]

(Bleyn"te) imp. of Blench. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Blick"ey) n. [D. blik tin.] A tin dinner pail. [Local, U. S.] Bartlett.

(Blight) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Blighting.] [Perh. contr. from AS. blicettan to glitter, fr. the same root as E. bleak. The meaning "to blight" comes in that case from to glitter, hence, to be white or pale, grow pale, make pale, bleach. Cf. Bleach, Bleak.]

Blessedly to Blister

(Bless"ed*ly), adv. Happily; fortunately; joyfully.

We shall blessedly meet again never to depart.
Sir P. Sidney.

(Bless"ed*ness), n. The state of being blessed; happiness; felicity; bliss; heavenly joys; the favor of God.

The assurance of a future blessedness.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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