from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A blessing; a benediction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A blessing; benediction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Blessing; beatitude; benediction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Blessing; benediction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a spoken blessing
Middle English, from Old French beneison, from Latin benedictiō, benedictiōn-, praising; see benediction.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English beneson, from Old French beneison, from Latin benedictio. First known use: 14th century. (Wiktionary)