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From 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
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              And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it.
                                                    --Gen. ii. 3.
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     2. To make happy, blithesome, or joyous; to confer prosperity
        or happiness upon; to grant divine favor to.
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              The quality of mercy is . . . twice blest;
              It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
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              It hath pleased thee to bless the house of thy
              servant, that it may continue forever before thee.
                                                    --1 Chron.
                                                    xvii. 27 (R.
                                                    V. )
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     3. To express a wish or prayer for the happiness of; to
        invoke a blessing upon; -- applied to persons.
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              Bless them which persecute you.       --Rom. xii.
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     4. To invoke or confer beneficial attributes or qualities
        upon; to invoke or confer a blessing on, -- as on food.
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              Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and
              looking up to heaven, he blessed them. --Luke ix.
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     5. To make the sign of the cross upon; to cross (one's self).
        [Archaic] --Holinshed.
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     6. To guard; to keep; to protect. [Obs.]
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     7. To praise, or glorify; to extol for excellences.
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              Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within
              me, bless his holy name.              --Ps. ciii. 1.
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     8. To esteem or account happy; to felicitate.
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              The nations shall bless themselves in him. --Jer.
                                                    iv. 3.
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     9. To wave; to brandish. [Obs.]
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              And burning blades about their heads do bless.
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              Round his armed head his trenchant blade he blest.
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     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.
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     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.
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              To bless the doors from nightly harm. --Milton.
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     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.
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