[ verb ] (religion) give a benediction to
"The dying man blessed his son"
Used in print(Kenneth Scott Latourette, Christianity in a Revolutiona...)
Here was what was called the American_dream , namely , the effort to build a structure which would be something new in history and to do so in such fashion that God could bless it .(87th Congress, 1st Session. House Document No. 247....)
So , I say , Mr._Speaker , God bless you and keep you for many years not_only for this body but for the United_States_of_America and the free_world .
May the Divine_Speaker in Heaven bless this country with Sam_Rayburn 's continued service here for years to come .(Clark McMeekin, The Fairbrothers....)
He , with fifteen or twenty horses or mares or geldings or what-nots out there in the barn , was reverent only of `` the Mare '' , `` the Racin ' Mare '' , the revolting Gunny .
[ verb ] confer prosperity or happiness on
Used in print(Guideposts BR-E01. Mr. America, 4:6 (November, 1961)...)
May He bless you all .
[ verb ] (religion) make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
Used in print(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)
Other natural features which can be of high interest are the forests , canyons , mountains , deserts , seacoast , beaches , sand_dunes , waterfalls , springs , etcetera with which the area is blessed .