Bloom

Definition of Bloom

n.1.A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud; flowers, collectively.
The rich blooms of the tropics.
- Prescott.
2.The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open; as, the cherry trees are in bloom.
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.
Every successive mother has transmitted a fainter bloom, a more delicate and briefer beauty.
- Hawthorne.
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.
A new, fresh, brilliant world, with all the bloom upon it.
- Thackeray.
5.The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.
6.A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather.
7.(Min.) A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals; as, the rose-red cobalt bloom.
v. i.1.To produce or yield blossoms; to blossom; to flower or be in flower.
[imp. & p. p. Bloomed ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Blooming.]
A flower which once
In Paradise, fast by the tree of life,
Began to bloom.
- Milton.
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.
A better country blooms to view,
- Logan.
v. t.1.To cause to blossom; to make flourish.
Charitable affection bloomed them.
- Hooker.
2.To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant.
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day.
- Keats.
n.1.(Metal.) 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.

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