Pronunciation: (bles),[key] —v.t.,blessed or blest, bless•ing. 1. to consecrate or sanctify by a religious rite; make or pronounce holy.
2. to request of God the bestowal of divine favor on: Bless this house. 3. to bestow good of any kind upon: a nation blessed with peace. 4. to extol as holy; glorify: Bless the name of the Lord. 5. to protect or guard from evil (usually used interjectionally): Bless you! Bless your innocent little heart! 6. to condemn or curse: I'll be blessed if I can see your reasoning. Bless me if it isn't my old friend! 7. to make the sign of the cross over or upon: The Pope blessed the multitude.