[n] the act of praying for divine protection
[n] the formal act of giving approval; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"
[n] a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
[n] a short prayer of thanks before a meal
[n] a desirable state; "enjoy the blessings of peace"; "a spanking breeze is a boon to sailors"
acceptance, accord, acquiescence, act of grace, act of kindness, adherence, admiration, advantage, affirmation, affirmative, affirmative voice, agreement, approbation, approval, assent, asset, avail, aye, beatification, beatitude, behalf, behoof, benedici