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blessed British & World English

Made holy; consecrated

blessed English Thesaurus

a blessed place

bless British & World English

Pronounce words in a religious rite in order to confer or invoke divine favour upon; ask God to look favourably on

the Blessed in blessed British & World English

Those who live with God in heaven

Blessed Virgin Mary British & World English

A title given to Mary, the mother of Jesus (see Mary)

Blessed Virgin Mary New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

title of Mary, the mother of Jesus

Islands of the Blessed British & World English

(In classical mythology) a land, traditionally located near the place where the sun sets, to which the souls of the good were taken to enjoy a life of eternal bliss

bless oneself in bless British & World English

Make the sign of the cross

bless someone with in bless British & World English

(Of God or some notional higher power) endow someone with (a particular cherished thing or attribute)

the Blessed Sacrament in sacrament British & World English

(In Catholic use) the consecrated elements of the Eucharist, especially the bread or Host

Mary1 British & World English

Mother of Jesus; known as the (Blessed) Virgin Mary, or St Mary, or Our Lady. According to the Gospels she was a virgin betrothed to Joseph and conceived Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit. She has been venerated by Catholic and Orthodox Churches from the earliest Christian times. Feast days, 1 January (Roman Catholic Church), 25 March (Annunciation), 15 August (Assumption), 8 September (Nativity), 8 December (Immaculate Conception)

St. Basil the Blessed in St. Basil's Cathedral British & World English

A cathedral on the south side of Red Square in Moscow, commissioned by Ivan the Terrible to commemorate his capture of Kazan from the Tartars in 1552 and built between 1555 and 1560. The official name of the cathedral is the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin, for Kazan was taken on October 1, the Orthodox feast of the Intercession of the Virgin. The more common name St. Basil’s Cathedral is from St. Basil the Blessed, a ‘holy fool’ who was buried near the site of the cathedral

the (Blessed) Virgin Mary in Mary1 British & World English

Mother of Jesus; known as the (Blessed) Virgin Mary, or St Mary, or Our Lady. According to the Gospels she was a virgin betrothed to Joseph and conceived Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit. She has been venerated by Catholic and Orthodox Churches from the earliest Christian times. Feast days, 1 January (Roman Catholic Church), 25 March (Annunciation), 15 August (Assumption), 8 September (Nativity), 8 December (Immaculate Conception)

the (Blessed) Virgin Mary in Mary1 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, mother of Jesus; known as the (Blessed) Virgin Mary or St Mary