Complete Definition of "bloom"

English

Pronunciation
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Etymology 1
Via Middle English from Old Norse blóm

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Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-uËm|-uËm

Noun
en-noun

  1. A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud.
  2. Flowers, collectively.
  3. uncountable The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open.

#:The cherry trees are in bloom.

  1. 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

  1. The delicate, powdery coating upon certain growing or newly-gathered fruits or leaves, as on grapes, plums, etc.
  2. Anything giving an appearance of attractive freshness.
  3. The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.
  4. A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather. (Knight.)
  5. mineralogy A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals.

#:the rose-red cobalt bloom

  1. A white area of cocoa butter that forms on the surface of chocolate when warmed and cooled.

Synonyms
(flower of a plant): blossom, flower
(opening of flowers): blossom, flower
(anything giving an appearance of attractive freshness): flush, glow

Derived terms
in bloom

Translations
blossom
See blossom

flowers, collectively
See flower

trans-top|the state of blossoming
Finnish: kukinta
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trans-top|state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigor
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trans-top|delicate, powdery coating upon certain growing or newly-gathered fruits or leaves
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trans-top|anything giving an appearance of attractive freshness
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trans-top|the clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture
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trans-top|yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather
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trans-top|mineralogy: a popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals
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Etymology 2
Middle English, from the noun bloom

Transitive verb
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en-verb

  1. To cause to blossom; to make flourish.
  2. To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant.

Translations
trans-top|cause to bloom; make flourish
Finnish: saada kukkia|kukkimaan
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trans-top|make blooming or radiant
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Intransitive verb
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  1. Of a plant, to produce blooms; to open its blooms.
  2. figuratively Of a person, business, etc, to flourish.

Synonyms
(open its blooms): blossom, flower
(flourish) blossom, flourish, thrive

Translations
trans-top|open its blooms
Finnish: kukkia
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Japanese: å²ã (ãã, saku)
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trans-top|flourish
Finnish: kukkia
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Etymology 3
Old English blÅma

Noun
en-noun

  1. The spongy mass of metal formed in a furnace by the smelting process.

#:Quotations
#:*1957, These metallic bodies gradually increasing in volume finally conglomerate into a larger mass, the bloom, which is extracted from the furnace with tongs. — H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry, p. 26.

Translations

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Related terms
blooming

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