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- interj. bless you
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A canticle (the Latin version of which begins with this word) which may be used in the order for morning prayer in the Church of England. It is taken from an apocryphal addition to the third chapter of Daniel.
- interj. An exclamation corresponding to Bless you !.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The canticle or hymn beginning in Latin “Benedicite omnia opera Domini,” and in English “O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord,” taken from “The Song of the Three Holy Children” forming part of the Apocrypha in the English Bible.
- n. A musical setting of this canticle.
- n. [lowercase] An invocation of a blessing, especially a blessing before a repast, as said in religious communities, etc., answering to the grace or thanksgiving after it.
- n. Used interjectionally: Bless you! expressing a wish.
- n. Bless us! bless me! expressing surprise.
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