- blessS3 [bles] v [T][: Old English; Origin: bletsian, from blod 'blood'; because blood was used in religious ceremonies]1.) bless you!spokena) what you say when someone ↑sneezesb) used to thank someone for doing something for you2.) bless (him/her etc)spoken used to show that you are fond of someone, amused by them, or pleased by something they have done▪ He's always willing to help. Bless him!▪ 'Jess made this card for me.' 'Bless!'3.) be blessed with sthto have a special ability, good quality etc▪ Fortunately we're both blessed with good health.4.) if God blesses someone or something, he helps and protects them▪ May God bless you.5.) to ask God to protect someone or something▪ The couple later had their marriage blessed in their local parish church.6.) to make something holy▪ Then the priest blesses the bread and wine.7.) bless my soul/I'll be blessed!old-fashioned spoken used to express surprise
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.