Definition of Bloom

1. Noun. The organic process of bearing flowers. "You will stop all bloom if you let the flowers go to seed"

Exact synonyms: Blooming
Generic synonyms: Biological Process, Organic Process



2. Verb. Produce or yield flowers. "The cherry tree bloomed"
Exact synonyms: Blossom, Flower
Generic synonyms: Develop
Specialized synonyms: Burst Forth, Effloresce
Derivative terms: Bloomer, Blossom, Flower, Flower, Flowering

3. Noun. Reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts.

4. Noun. The best time of youth.
Exact synonyms: Bloom Of Youth, Salad Days
Generic synonyms: Time Of Life
Group relationships: Youth

5. Noun. A rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health.
Exact synonyms: Blush, Flush, Rosiness
Generic synonyms: Good Health, Healthiness
Derivative terms: Flush, Rosy

6. Noun. The period of greatest prosperity or productivity.
Exact synonyms: Blossom, Efflorescence, Flower, Flush, Heyday, Peak, Prime
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Specialized synonyms: Golden Age
Derivative terms: Blossom, Flush

7. Noun. A powdery deposit on a surface.
Exact synonyms: Efflorescence
Generic synonyms: Crystallisation, Crystallization, Crystallizing

Definition of Bloom

1. n. A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud; flowers, collectively.

2. v. i. To produce or yield blossoms; to blossom; to flower or be in flower.

3. v. t. To cause to blossom; to make flourish.

4. n. 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 shingling.

Definition of Bloom

1. Proper noun. (surname) ¹

2. Noun. A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud. ¹

3. Noun. Flowers, collectively. ¹

4. Noun. The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open. ¹

5. Noun. A state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigor/vigour; an opening to higher perfection, analogous to that of buds into blossoms. ¹

6. Noun. The delicate, powdery coating upon certain growing or newly-gathered fruits or leaves, as on grapes, plums, etc. ¹

7. Noun. Anything giving an appearance of attractive freshness. ¹

8. Noun. The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture. ¹

9. Noun. A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather. (Knight.) ¹

10. Noun. (minerology) A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals. ¹

11. Noun. A white area of cocoa butter that forms on the surface of chocolate when warmed and cooled. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To cause to blossom; to make flourish. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant. ¹

14. Verb. (intransitive) Of a plant, to produce blooms; to open its blooms. ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive figuratively) Of a person, business, etc, to flourish. ¹

16. Noun. The spongy mass of metal formed in a furnace by the smelting process. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bloom

1. to bear flowers [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Bloom

1. A blossom, the flower of a plant, an expanded bud, the opening of flowers in general, leaves, flowers, or fruits. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bloom

bloody noses
bloody shame
bloody shirt
bloody sweat
bloody sweats
bloody up
bloody warrior
bloody well
bloodybones
bloodying
blooey
blooie
blook
blooks
bloom (current term)
bloom is off the peach
bloom is off the rose
bloom of youth
bloom syndrome
bloomaries
bloomary
bloomed
bloomer
bloomeries
bloomers
bloomery
bloomier
bloomiest
blooming

Literary usage of Bloom

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1. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"The bloom of a fine summer's day ! toothy critics by the score, In bloody raw ! ... S. Now Spring has clad\ When merry May its bloom renew'd. . Л1. ..."

2. Transactions by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1892)
"8 00 Three plants in bloom, Dr. CG Weld 4 00 Single specimen, ... Four in bloom, John L. Gardner 8 00 Second, Dr. CG Weld 6 00 HARDY PRIMROSES AND ..."

3. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1917)
"have been found by test to set in bags over 33% of the bloom buds as berries, ... Third, by breeding for increased size of bloom cluster it has been ..."

4. Around the Year in the Garden: A Seasonable Guide and Reminder for Work with by Frederick Frye Rockwell (1917)
"Bulbs will bloom the first year in almost any soil, provided they are not kept wet enough to ... But even the first season's bloom will be better in soil ..."

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