"Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness." Shak.
Syn. Delight; beatitude; ecstasy. See Happiness.
(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.]