(noun) a powdery deposit on a surface
flower, bloom, blossom
(noun) reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
(noun) the organic process of bearing flowers; “you will stop all bloom if you let the flowers go to seed”
bloom, blush, flush, rosiness
(noun) a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
bloom, bloom of youth, salad days
(noun) the best time of youth
flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush
(noun) the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
bloom, blossom, flower
(verb) produce or yield flowers; “The cherry tree bloomed”
Source: WordNet® 3.1
bloom (countable and uncountable, plural blooms)
A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud.
(uncountable) The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open.
(figuratively) A state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigor; an opening to higher perfection, analogous to that of buds into blossoms.
Rosy colour; the flush or glow on a person's cheek.
The delicate, powdery coating upon certain growing or newly-gathered fruits or leaves, as on grapes, plums, etc.
Anything giving an appearance of attractive freshness.
The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.
A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather.
(mineralogy) A bright-hued variety of some minerals.
(culinary) A white area of cocoa butter that forms on the surface of chocolate when warmed and cooled.
(television) An undesirable halo effect that may occur when a very bright region is displayed next to a very dark region of the screen.
• (flower of a plant): blossom, flower
• (opening of flowers): blossom, flower
• (anything giving an appearance of attractive freshness): flush, glow
bloom (third-person singular simple present blooms, present participle blooming, simple past and past participle bloomed)
(transitive) To cause to blossom; to make flourish.
(transitive) To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant.
(intransitive) Of a plant, to produce blooms; to open its blooms.
(intransitive, figuratively) Of a person, business, etc, to flourish; to be in a state of healthful, growing youth and vigour; to show beauty and freshness.
(Cooking) To bring out the flavor of a spice by cooking it in oil.
• (produce blooms): blossom, flower
• (flourish): blossom, flourish, thrive
bloom (plural blooms)
The spongy mass of metal formed in a furnace by the smelting process.
Bloom, n. Etym: [OE. blome, fr. Icel. bl, bl; akin to Sw. blom, Goth.
bl, OS. bl, D. bloem, OHG. bluomo, bluoma, G. blume; fr. the same
root as AS. bl to blow, blossom. See Blow to bloom, and cf. Blossom.]
1. A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud; flowers,
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. Hawthorne.
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.
Definition: A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals; as,
the rose-red cobalt bloom.
Bloom, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bloomed; p. pr. & vb. n. Blooming.]
1. To produce or yield blossoms; to blossom; to flower or be in
A flower which once In Paradise, fast by the tree of life, Began to
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
A better country blooms to view,
Beneath a brighter sky. Logan.
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.] Milton.
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day. Keats.
Bloom, n. Etym: [AS. bl a mass or lump, isenes bl a lump or wedge of
(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 shingling.
(b) A large bar of steel formed directly from an ingot by hammering
or rolling, being a preliminary shape for further working.
Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition