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Bloom meaning

bloom - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud; flowers, collectively.
  2. 2. The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open; as, the cherry trees are in bloom.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 5. The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.
  6. 6. A popular term for a bright- hued variety of some minerals; as, the rose- red cobalt bloom.
  7. 7. To produce or yield blossoms; to blossom; to flower or be in flower.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. To cause to blossom; to make flourish.
  10. 10. To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. A large bar of steel formed directly from an ingot by hammering or rolling, being a preliminary shape for further working.
  13. 13. Blooming or bloomy.
  14. 14. Blossom; flower; the flush on the cheek; flush or prime; a white dust on certain fruits; a mass of hammered metal.
  15. 15. To put forth flowers; to be in a state of youth or beauty.

bloom - examples of usage

  1. Tall, well- developed, in the height of good health, the bloom upon the cheek and the brilliant eyes formed a picture irresistibly charming. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. Greene thought it prudent to retire to Bloom hill, Richardson's plantation, at the High Hills of Santee. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. There were roses in bloom in many gardens of the city of Mexico, and all things in and about the national capital wore an exceedingly peaceful air. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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