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Definition of blest (Meaning of blest)
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Bless Bless, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blessed}or {Blest}; p. pr. &
	     vb. n. {Blessing}.] [OE. blessien, bletsen, AS. bletsian,
	     bledsian, bloedsian, fr. bl?d blood; prob. originally to
	     consecrate by sprinkling with blood. See {Blood}.]
	     1. To make or pronounce holy; to consecrate
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	              And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it.
	                                                    --Gen. ii. 3.
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	     2. To make happy, blithesome, or joyous; to confer prosperity
	        or happiness upon; to grant divine favor to.
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	              The quality of mercy is . . . twice blest;
	              It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
	                                                    --Shak.
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	              It hath pleased thee to bless the house of thy
	              servant, that it may continue forever before thee.
	                                                    --1 Chron.
	                                                    xvii. 27 (R.
	                                                    V. )
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	     3. To express a wish or prayer for the happiness of; to
	        invoke a blessing upon; -- applied to persons.
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	              Bless them which persecute you.       --Rom. xii.
	                                                    14.
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	     4. To invoke or confer beneficial attributes or qualities
	        upon; to invoke or confer a blessing on, -- as on food.
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	              Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and
	              looking up to heaven, he blessed them. --Luke ix.
	                                                    16.
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	     5. To make the sign of the cross upon; to cross (one's self).
	        [Archaic] --Holinshed.
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	     6. To guard; to keep; to protect. [Obs.]
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	     7. To praise, or glorify; to extol for excellences.
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	              Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within
	              me, bless his holy name.              --Ps. ciii. 1.
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	     8. To esteem or account happy; to felicitate.
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	              The nations shall bless themselves in him. --Jer.
	                                                    iv. 3.
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	     9. To wave; to brandish. [Obs.]
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	              And burning blades about their heads do bless.
	                                                    --Spenser.
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	              Round his armed head his trenchant blade he blest.
	                                                    --Fairfax.
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	     Note: This is an old sense of the word, supposed by Johnson,
	           Nares, and others, to have been derived from the old
	           rite of blessing a field by directing the hands to all
	           parts of it. ``In drawing [their bow] some fetch such a
	           compass as though they would turn about and bless all
	           the field.'' --Ascham.
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	     {Bless me!} {Bless us!} an exclamation of surprise. --Milton.
	
	     {To bless from}, to secure, defend, or preserve from. ``Bless
	        me from marrying a usurer.'' --Shak.
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	              To bless the doors from nightly harm. --Milton.
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	     {To bless with}, {To be blessed with}, to favor or endow
	        with; to be favored or endowed with; as, God blesses us
	        with health; we are blessed with happiness.
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	  Blest Blest, a.
	     Blessed. ``This patriarch blest.'' --Milton.
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	           White these blest sounds my ravished ear assail.
	                                                    --Trumbull.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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