- bless [ bles ] (past tense and past participle blessed or blest [ blest ] ) verb transitive *1. ) to say a prayer asking God to help and protect someone or something:a ceremony to bless the harvesta ) if God blesses someone or something, he helps and protects them:May God bless you and bring you safely home.2. ) to make something holy, so that it can be used in a religious ceremony: CONSECRATEbe blessed with somethingto have something very good or special:They were blessed with three lovely children.Woods is blessed with great natural ability as a player.bless him/her/them or bless his heart/her heart/their hearts SPOKENused for talking about someone in a loving or sympathetic way:She's just learned to say her name, bless her!bless my soul/bless me/well I'm blessed OLD-FASHIONEDused for showing surprisebless you SPOKEN1. ) used when you want to thank someone:Oh bless you, I'd love a glass of water.2. ) used when someone has SNEEZED
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.