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Bloom - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Bloom' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Bloom [ n.]
- A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud; flowers, collectively.
- The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open; as, the cherry trees are in bloom.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals; as, the rose-red cobalt bloom.
- 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.
- A large bar of steel formed directly from an ingot by hammering or rolling, being a preliminary shape for further working.
2 . Bloom [ v. i.]
- To produce or yield blossoms; to blossom; to flower or be in flower.
- 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.
3 . Bloom [ v. t.]
- To cause to blossom; to make flourish.
- To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant.

Meaning of 'Bloom' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . bloom [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the organic process of bearing flowers
Example in sentence:
  • you will stop all bloom if you let the flowers go to seed
2 . bloom [ v]
Meaning (2):
- produce or yield flowers
Example in sentence:
  • The cherry tree bloomed