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Flower meaning

flower - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
  2. 2. In the popular sense, the bloom or blossom of a plant; the showy portion, usually of a different color, shape, and texture from the foliage.
  3. 3. The fairest, freshest, and choicest part of anything; as, the flower of an army, or of a family; the state or time of freshness and bloom; as, the flower of life, that is, youth.
  4. 4. Grain pulverized; meal; flour.
  5. 5. A substance in the form of a powder, especially when condensed from sublimation; as, the flowers of sulphur.
  6. 6. A figure of speech; an ornament of style.
  7. 7. Ornamental type used chiefly for borders around pages, cards, etc.
  8. 8. Menstrual discharges.
  9. 9. To blossom; to bloom; to expand the petals, as a plant; to produce flowers; as, this plant flowers in June.
  10. 10. To come into the finest or fairest condition.
  11. 11. To froth; to ferment gently, as new beer.
  12. 12. To come off as flowers by sublimation.
  13. 13. To embellish with flowers; to adorn with imitated flowers; as, flowered silk.
  14. 14. Blossom of a plant; best of anything; prime of life.
  15. 15. To blossom; put forth flowers.
  16. 16. To ornament with figures of flowers.

flower - examples of usage

  1. Before it got dark we'd noticed she had on a pretty white dress an' a flower or two. - "Friendship Village", Zona Gale.
  2. She was said to know, indeed, every flower which grew in it, and to point not only to any rose- tree which was named, but to each particular rose growing on it, with as much certainty as if she could see it before her. - "Won from the Waves", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. Pushkin The Last Flower...................................... - "Russian Lyrics", Translated by Martha Gilbert Dickinson Bianchi.
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