1. [syn: bliss, blissfulness, cloud nine, seventh heaven, walking on air]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bliss \Bliss\ (bl[i^]s), n.; pl. Blisses (bl[i^]s"[e^]z). [OE.
blis, blisse, AS. blis, bl[imac][eth]s, fr. bl[imac][eth]e
blithe. See Blithe.]
Orig., blithesomeness; gladness; now, the highest degree of
happiness; blessedness; exalted felicity; heavenly joy.
An then at last our bliss
Full and perfect is. --Milton.
Syn: Blessedness; felicity; beatitude; happiness; joy;
enjoyment. See Happiness.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a state of extreme happiness [syn: bliss, blissfulness,
cloud nine, seventh heaven, walking on air]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
80 Moby Thesaurus words for "bliss":
Canaan, New Jerusalem, Zion, affability, agreeability,
agreeableness, amenity, amiability, amicability, beatification,
beatitude, bewitchment, blessedness, blissfulness, blitheness,
cheer, cheerfulness, cloud nine, compatibility, complaisance,
congeniality, cordiality, delectation, delight, ecstasy, ecstatics,
elation, elysium, empyrean, enchantment, enjoyableness, enjoyment,
exaltation, exhilaration, exuberance, felicitousness, felicity,
gaiety, geniality, gladness, glee, goodliness, goodness,
graciousness, happiness, happy hunting ground, harmoniousness,
harmony, heaven, high spirits, intoxication, joy, joyance,
joyfulness, joyousness, mellifluousness, mellowness, niceness,
nirvana, overhappiness, overjoyfulness, paradise, pleasance,
pleasantness, pleasantry, pleasingness, pleasurability,
pleasurableness, pleasure, pleasurefulness, rapport, rapture,
ravishment, seventh heaven, spirituality, sunshine, sweetness,
transport, unalloyed happiness, welcomeness
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
Basic Language for Implementation of System Software
(BLISS, or allegedly, "System Software
Implementation Language, Backwards") A language designed by
W.A. Wulf at CMU around 1969.
BLISS is an expression language. It is block-structured,
and typeless, with exception handling facilities,
coroutines, a macro system, and a highly optimising
compiler. It was one of the first non-assembly languages
for operating system implementation. It gained fame for its
lack of a goto and also lacks implicit dereferencing: all
symbols stand for addresses, not values.
Another characteristic (and possible explanation for the
backward acronym) was that BLISS fairly uniformly used
backward keywords for closing blocks, a famous example being
ELUDOM to close a MODULE. An exception was BEGIN...END though
you could use (...) instead.
DEC introduced the NOVALUE keyword in their dialects to allow
statements to not return a value.
Versions: CMU BLISS-10 for the PDP-10; CMU BLISS-11,
BLISS-16, DEC BLISS-16C, DEC BLISS-32, BLISS-36 for
["BLISS: A Language for Systems Programming", CACM
14(12):780-790, Dec 1971].
[Did the B stand for "Better"?]
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):
Bliss, ID -- U.S. city in Idaho
Population (2000): 275
Housing Units (2000): 147
Land area (2000): 0.517141 sq. miles (1.339388 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.517141 sq. miles (1.339388 sq. km)
FIPS code: 08470
Located within: Idaho (ID), FIPS 16
Location: 42.926123 N, 114.948697 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 83314
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.