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Meaning of BLOOM

Pronunciation:  bloom

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a powdery deposit on a surface
  2. [n]  reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
  3. [n]  the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
  4. [n]  the organic process of bearing flowers; "you will stop all bloom if you let the flowers go to seed"
  5. [n]  a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
  6. [n]  the best time of youth
  7. [v]  produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed"

BLOOM is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bloom of youth, blooming, blossom, blossom, blossom, blush, efflorescence, efflorescence, flower, flower, flower, flush, flush, heyday, peak, prime, rosiness, salad days
 See Also: angiosperm, apetalous flower, biological process, bud, burst forth, carpel, chrysanthemum, crystallisation, crystallization, crystallizing, develop, effloresce, floral envelope, floral leaf, floret, flowering plant, good health, gynoecium, healthiness, inflorescence, organic process, ovary, perianth, period, period of time, pistil, ray floret, ray flower, reproductive structure, stamen, time of life, time period, youth



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bloom\, n. [OE. blome, fr. Icel. bl?m, bl?mi; akin to Sw.
    blom, Goth. bl?ma, OS. bl?mo, D. bloem, OHG. bluomo, bluoma,
    G. blume; fr. the same root as AS. bl?wan to blow, blossom.
    See {Blow} to bloom, and cf. {Blossom}.]
    1. A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud;
       flowers, collectively.
             The rich blooms of the tropics.       --Prescott.
    2. The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming
       or of having the flowers open; as, the cherry trees are in
       bloom. ``Sight of vernal bloom.'' --Milton.
    3. A state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigor; an
       opening to higher perfection, analogous to that of buds
       into blossoms; as, the bloom of youth.
             Every successive mother has transmitted a fainter
             bloom, a more delicate and briefer beauty.
    4. The delicate, powdery coating upon certain growing or
       newly-gathered fruits or leaves, as on grapes, plums, etc.
       Hence: Anything giving an appearance of attractive
       freshness; a flush; a glow.
             A new, fresh, brilliant world, with all the bloom
             upon it.                              --Thackeray.
    5. The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon
       the surface of a picture.
    6. A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on
       well-tanned leather. --Knight.
    7. (Min.) A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some
       minerals; as, the rose-red cobalt bloom.
  2. \Bloom\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bloomed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To produce or yield blossoms; to blossom; to flower or be
       in flower.
             A flower which once In Paradise, fast by the tree of
             life, Began to bloom.                 --Milton.
    2. To be in a state of healthful, growing youth and vigor; to
       show beauty and freshness, as of flowers; to give promise,
       as by or with flowers.
             A better country blooms to view,
             Beneath a brighter sky.               --Logan.
  3. \Bloom\, v. t.
    1. To cause to blossom; to make flourish. [R.]
             Charitable affection bloomed them.    --Hooker.
    2. To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant. [R.]
             While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day.
  4. \Bloom\, n. [AS. bl?ma a mass or lump, [=i]senes bl?ma a
    lump or wedge of iron.] (Metal.)
       (a) A mass of wrought iron from the Catalan forge or from
           the puddling furnace, deprived of its dross, and
           shaped usually in the form of an oblong block by
       (b) A large bar of steel formed directly from an ingot by
           hammering or rolling, being a preliminary shape for
           further working.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud; the opening of flowers in general, leaves, flowers, or fruits.
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