- The definition of bloom means the flower of a plant or the state of being in a healthy condition.
- An example of a bloom is a bud on a rose.
- An example of a bloom is a glowing complexion.
A delicate bloom on a rose bush.
bloom definition by Webster's New World
- a flower; blossom
- flowers collectively, as of a plant
- the state or time of flowering
- a state or time of best health or greatest beauty, vigor, or freshness; prime
- a youthful, healthy glow (of cheeks, skin, etc.)
- the grayish, powdery coating on various fruits, as the plum, grape, etc., and on some leaves
- any similar coating, as on new coins
- a mass of planktonic algae in lakes, ponds, or the sea, as in the development of red tides
Origin: Middle English blom ; from Old Norse blomi, flowers and foliage on trees ; from Indo-European an unverified form bhlō-, variant, variety of base an unverified form bhel-, to swell, sprout from source blade, bleed, Classical Latin flos, flower, Classical Greek phyllon, leaf
- to bear a flower or flowers; blossom
- to reach a prime condition, as in health, vigor, beauty, perfection, etc.; flourish
- to glow with color, health, etc.
- a spongy mass of wrought iron ready for further working
- a thick bar of iron or steel obtained by rolling or hammering an ingot
Origin: Old English bloma, lump of metal
bloom definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The flower of a plant.b. Something resembling the flower of a plant: “Her hair was caught all to one side in a great bloom of frizz” (Anne Tyler).
- a. The condition of being in flower: a rose in full bloom.b. A condition or time of vigor, freshness, and beauty; prime: “the radiant bloom of Greek genius” (Edith Hamilton).
- A fresh, rosy complexion: “She was short, plump, and fair, with a fine bloom” (Jane Austen).
- a. A waxy or powdery whitish to bluish coating on the surface of certain plant parts, as on cabbage leaves or on a plum or grape.b. A similar coating, as on newly minted coins.c. Grayish blotches or streaks on the surface of chocolate produced by the formation of cocoa butter crystals.d. Chemistry See efflorescence.
- Glare that is caused by a shiny object reflecting too much light into a television camera.
- A visible, colored area on the surface of bodies of water caused by excessive planktonic growth.
- a. To bear a flower or flowers.b. To support plant life in abundance: rains that made the yard bloom.
- To shine; glow.
- To grow or flourish with youth and vigor.
- To appear or expand suddenly: White vapor bloomed from the side of the rocket's fuel tank.
- To cause to flourish.
- Obsolete To cause to flower.
Origin: Middle English blom, from Old Norse blōm; see bhel-3 in Indo-European roots.
- bloomˈy adjective
- A bar of steel prepared for rolling.
- A mass of wrought iron ready for further working.
Origin: Middle English blome, lump of metal, from Old English blōma; see bhel-3 in Indo-European roots.
, Harold Born 1930.