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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.

Synonyms:

eyeshade, charge, superlative, tiptop, color, extremum, blossom forth, height, bang, ruddiness, skin rash, bloom of youth, apex, acme, point, pinnacle, gush, salad days, rosiness, meridian, vertex, prime quantity, prime of life, bill, prime, rose, outpouring, flush, rush, anthesis, crest, better, top, summit, blooming, efflorescence, blush, blossom, roseola, unfold, boot, thrill, visor, hot flash, elevation, peak, florescence, kick, blossom out, blossoming, flower, flowering, vizor, rash, glow, floret, crown, inflorescence, heyday, tip.

  • flower (part of speech: noun)
    • floweret

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