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1. highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace);
- Example: "our blessed land"
- Example: "the blessed assurance of a steady income"
[syn: blessed, blest]

2. worthy of worship;
- Example: "the Blessed Trinity"

3. expletives used informally as intensifiers;
- Example: "he's a blasted idiot"
- Example: "it's a blamed shame"
- Example: "a blame cold winter"
- Example: "not a blessed dime"
- Example: "I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing"
- Example: "he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool"
- Example: "a deuced idiot"
- Example: "an infernal nuisance"
[syn: blasted, blame, blamed, blessed, damn, damned, darned, deuced, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, infernal]

4. Roman Catholic; proclaimed one of the blessed and thus worthy of veneration;
[syn: beatified, blessed]

5. enjoying the bliss of heaven;

6. characterized by happiness and good fortune;
- Example: "a blessed time"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bless \Bless\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blessedor 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 [1913 Webster] And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it. --Gen. ii. 3. [1913 Webster] 2. To make happy, blithesome, or joyous; to confer prosperity or happiness upon; to grant divine favor to. [1913 Webster] The quality of mercy is . . . twice blest; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes. --Shak. [1913 Webster] It hath pleased thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue forever before thee. --1 Chron. xvii. 27 (R. V. ) [1913 Webster] 3. To express a wish or prayer for the happiness of; to invoke a blessing upon; -- applied to persons. [1913 Webster] Bless them which persecute you. --Rom. xii. 14. [1913 Webster] 4. To invoke or confer beneficial attributes or qualities upon; to invoke or confer a blessing on, -- as on food. [1913 Webster] Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them. --Luke ix. 16. [1913 Webster] 5. To make the sign of the cross upon; to cross (one's self). [Archaic] --Holinshed. [1913 Webster] 6. To guard; to keep; to protect. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 7. To praise, or glorify; to extol for excellences. [1913 Webster] Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. --Ps. ciii. 1. [1913 Webster] 8. To esteem or account happy; to felicitate. [1913 Webster] The nations shall bless themselves in him. --Jer. iv. 3. [1913 Webster] 9. To wave; to brandish. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And burning blades about their heads do bless. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Round his armed head his trenchant blade he blest. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] To bless the doors from nightly harm. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blessed \Bless"ed\ (bl[e^]s"[e^]d), a. 1. Hallowed; consecrated; worthy of blessing or adoration; heavenly; holy. [1913 Webster] O, run; prevent them with thy humble ode, And lay it lowly at his blessed feet. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Enjoying happiness or bliss; favored with blessings; happy; highly favored. [1913 Webster] All generations shall call me blessed. --Luke i. 48. [1913 Webster] Towards England's blessed shore. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Imparting happiness or bliss; fraught with happiness; blissful; joyful. "Then was a blessed time." "So blessed a disposition." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Enjoying, or pertaining to, spiritual happiness, or heavenly felicity; as, the blessed in heaven. [1913 Webster] Reverenced like a blessed saint. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Cast out from God and blessed vision. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. (R. C. Ch.) Beatified. [1913 Webster] 6. Used euphemistically, ironically, or intensively. [1913 Webster] Not a blessed man came to set her [a boat] free. --R. D. Blackmore. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

92 Moby Thesaurus words for "blessed": Elysian, Olympian, absolute, auspicious, beaming, beatific, beatified, beatitude, blamed, blankety-blank, blasted, blessed with luck, blessedness, bliss, blissful, blooming, canonized, capering, celestial, cheerful, chirping, confounded, consecrated, cursed, cussed, dadburned, dancing, danged, darn, darned, dashed, dedicated, deuced, devoted, doggone, doggoned, downright, ethereal, extramundane, extraterrestrial, favored, flushed with joy, fortunate, from on high, gay, glad, glorified, glowing, goldanged, goldarned, goshdarn, hallowed, happy, heavenly, in glory, in luck, infernal, joyful, joyous, laughing, leaping, lucky, otherworldly, outright, paradisaic, paradisal, paradisiac, paradisic, perfect, positive, providential, purring, radiant, regular, ruddy, sacred, sainted, saintly, sanctified, set apart, singing, smiling, smirking, sparkling, starry-eyed, supernal, thrice happy, transcendental, transmundane, unearthly, unmitigated, unworldly