Meaning of 'bloom' (Webster Dictionary)
- A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud; flowers,
- 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
- 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. - To produce or yield blossoms; to blossom; to flower or be
- 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. - To cause to blossom; to make flourish.
- To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant.