Definition of bloom :
1. A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud; flowers, collectively.
2. A large bar of steel formed directly from an ingot by hammering or rolling, being a preliminary shape for further working.
3. 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.
4. A popular term for a bright- hued variety of some minerals; as, the rose- red cobalt bloom.
5. 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.
6. A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well- tanned leather.
7. The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.
8. 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.
9. The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open; as, the cherry trees are in bloom.
10. 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.
11. To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant.
12. To cause to blossom; to make flourish.
13. To produce or yield blossoms; to blossom; to flower or be in flower.
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flower (part of speech: noun)
- But in six weeks at latest I shall be here again; then real life will first begin, and Eros will make the roses bloom for us." - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- And in the days when I was a young woman and all the bloom of I upon me, 'twouldn't have been once as he'd have looked on such as her. - "Six Plays", Florence Henrietta Darwin.
- Or else- Art thou happy in life, or lusteth thou to die In the flower of thy days, when thy glory and thy longing bloom on high? - "Reviews", Oscar Wilde.