Bloom definition

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Glare that is caused by a shiny object reflecting too much light into a camera.
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The flower of a plant.
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The delicate, powdery coating upon certain growing or newly-gathered fruits or leaves, as on grapes, plums, etc.
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A fresh, rosy complexion.
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A state or time of best health or greatest beauty, vigor, or freshness; prime.
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A flower; blossom.
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To glow; be radiant.
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Flowers collectively, as of a plant.
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To reach a prime condition, as in health, vigor, beauty, perfection, etc.; flourish.
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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.

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A colored area on the surface of a body of water caused by large numbers of phytoplankton, especially cyanobacteria.
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Something resembling the flower of a plant.
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The condition of being in flower.

A rose in full bloom.

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A condition or time of vigor and beauty; prime.
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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.
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A similar coating, as on newly minted coins.
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Grayish blotches or streaks on the surface of chocolate produced by the formation of cocoa butter crystals.
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To support plant life in abundance.

Rains that made the yard bloom.

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To cause to flourish.
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(obsolete) To cause to flower.
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A bar of steel prepared for rolling.
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A mass of wrought iron ready for further working.
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A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud.
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Flowers, collectively.
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(uncountable) The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open.

The cherry trees are in bloom.

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A state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigor/vigour; an opening to higher perfection, analogous to that of buds into blossoms.

The bloom of youth.

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Anything giving an appearance of attractive freshness.
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The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.
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A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather.

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(mineralogy) A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals.

The rose-red cobalt bloom.

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A white area of cocoa butter that forms on the surface of chocolate when warmed and cooled.
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To cause to blossom; to make flourish.
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To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant.

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(intransitive) Of a plant, to produce blooms; to open its blooms.
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(intransitive, figuratively) Of a person, business, etc, to flourish; to be in a state of healthful, growing youth and vigour; to show beauty and freshness.
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The spongy mass of metal formed in a furnace by the smelting process.
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A surname​.
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To mature or flourish with youth and vigor.

Genius blooming under a great teacher.

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A youthful, healthy glow (of cheeks, skin, etc.)
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To appear or come into being suddenly.
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To bear a flower or flowers.
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The state or time of flowering.
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The grayish, powdery coating on various fruits, as the plum, grape, etc., and on some leaves.
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Any similar coating, as on new coins.
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A mass of planktonic algae in lakes, ponds, or the sea, as in the development of red tides.
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To bear a flower or flowers; blossom.
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To glow with color, health, etc.
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(archaic) To cause to bloom, flower, or flourish.
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A spongy mass of wrought iron ready for further working.
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A thick bar of iron or steel obtained by rolling or hammering an ingot.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bloom
Plural:
blooms

Origin of bloom

  • Middle English blome lump of metal from Old English blōma bhel-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English blom from Old Norse blōm bhel-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English blome, from Old Norse blóm, from Proto-Germanic *blōmô (compare West Frisian blom, Low German Bloom, Dutch bloem, German Blume, Danish blomme, Swedish blomma), from *blōaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bleh₃- (“to thrive, flower, bloom”) (compare Irish blath (“leaf”), Latin folium (“leaf”), Albanian bilonjë (“twig, branch”), Ancient Greek [script?] (phýllon, “leaf”)). More at blow.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English bloom (“a blossom”)

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old English blōma

    From Wiktionary