blessed


blessed
1. adjective /blɛst,ˈblɛs.ɨd,blɛst/
a) Having divine aid, or protection, or other blessing.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

b) In Catholicism, a title indicating the beatification of a person, thus allowing public veneration of those who have lived in sanctity or died as martyrs.
2. verb /blɛst,ˈblɛs.ɨd,blɛst/
<!Antonyms, etc, belong at the infinitive only

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