Learn how to say Blessings correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word bless:
pronounce words in a religious rite in order to confer or invoke divine favour upon; ask God to look favourably on:
he blessed the dying man and anointed him
(especially in Christian church services) call (God) holy; praise (God).
(bless someone with) (of God or some notional higher power) endow someone with (a particular cherished thing or attribute):
we have been blessed with a beautiful baby boy
a beautiful city blessed with huge sandy beaches
express or feel gratitude to; thank:
she silently blessed the premonition which had made her pack her best dress
(bless oneself) make the sign of the cross:
the poor parson, blessing himself, brought up the rear
used in expressions of surprise, endearment, gratitude, etc.:
bless my soul, Alan, what are you doing?
Nurse Jones, bless her, had made a pot of tea
she even bought me a little present—bless!
said to a person who has just sneezed.
[from the phrase (may) God bless you]
not have a penny to bless oneself with
dated be completely impoverished.
[alluding to the cross on an old silver penny or to the practice of crossing a person’s palm with silver for luck]
Old English blēdsian, blētsian, based on blōd ‘blood’ (i.e. originally perhaps ‘mark or consecrate with blood’). The meaning was influenced by its being used to translate Latin benedicere ‘to praise, worship’, and later by association with bliss