follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

blessed

[bles-id; especially for 3, 7 blest] /ˈblɛs ɪd; especially for 3, 7 blɛst/
adjective
1.
consecrated; sacred; holy; sanctified:
the Blessed Sacrament.
2.
worthy of adoration, reverence, or worship:
the Blessed Trinity.
3.
divinely or supremely favored; fortunate:
to be blessed with a strong, healthy body; blessed with an ability to find friends.
4.
blissfully happy or contented.
5.
Roman Catholic Church, beatified.
6.
bringing happiness and thankfulness:
the blessed assurance of a steady income.
7.
Informal. damned:
I'm blessed if I know.
8.
Informal. (used as an intensifier):
every blessed cent.
Also, blest.
Origin
1125-1175
1125-75; Middle English; see bless, -ed2
Related forms
blessedly, adverb
blessedness, noun
superblessed, adjective
superblessedness, noun
well-blessed, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for well-blessed

well-blessed

adjective (well blessed when postpositive)
1.
having been generously endowed with a talent, beauty, etc

blessed

/ˈblɛsɪd; blɛst/
adjective
1.
made holy by religious ceremony; consecrated
2.
worthy of deep reverence or respect
3.
(RC Church) (of a person) beatified by the pope
4.
characterized by happiness or good fortune a blessed time
5.
bringing great happiness or good fortune
6.
a euphemistic word for damned I'm blessed if I know
noun
7.
(Christianity) the blessed, the dead who are already enjoying heavenly bliss
Derived Forms
blessedly, adverb
blessedness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for well-blessed
blessed
late 12c., "supremely happy," also "consecrated" (c.1200), pp. adj. from bless (q.v.). Reversed or ironic sense of "cursed, damned" is recorded from 1806.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for blessed

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for well

7
9
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with well-blessed