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Definition of BLOOM

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Bloom \Bloom\, n. [AS. bl?ma a mass or lump, [imac]senes bl?ma a lump or wedge of iron.] (Metal.) (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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Bloom \Bloom\, n. [OE. blome, fr. Icel. bl?m, bl?mi; akin to Sw. blom, Goth. bl?ma, OS. bl?mo, D. bloem, OHG. bluomo, bluoma, G. blume; fr. the same root as AS. bl?wan to blow, blossom. See {Blow} to bloom, and cf. {Blossom}.]
     1. A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud; flowers, collectively. [1913 Webster]

              The rich blooms of the tropics.       --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              Every successive mother has transmitted a fainter bloom, a more delicate and briefer beauty.
                                                    --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              A new, fresh, brilliant world, with all the bloom upon it.                              --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

     5. The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture. [1913 Webster]

     6. A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

     7. (Min.) A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals; as, the rose-red cobalt bloom. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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 flower. [1913 Webster]

              A flower which once
              In Paradise, fast by the tree of life, Began to bloom.                       --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     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 flowers. [1913 Webster]

              A better country blooms to view,

              Beneath a brighter sky.               --Logan. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Bloom \Bloom\, v. t.
     1. To cause to blossom; to make flourish. [R.] [1913 Webster]

              Charitable affection bloomed them.    --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

     2. To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant. [R.]
        --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]

              While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day.
                                                    --Keats. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

197 Moby Thesaurus words for "bloom":
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