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Definition of Bloom


  1. A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud; flowers, collectively.
  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.
  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.
  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. A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals; as, the rose-red cobalt bloom.
  8. To produce or yield blossoms; to blossom; to flower or be in flower.
  9. 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.
  10. To cause to blossom; to make flourish.
  11. To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant.
  12. 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.
  13. A large bar of steel formed directly from an ingot by hammering or rolling, being a preliminary shape for further working.

Bloom Quotations

As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
Denis Waitley

People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?
Nhat Hanh

There are few sights more pleasant to the eye than a wide cotton field when it is in bloom. It presents an appearance of purity, like an immaculate expanse of light, new-fallen snow.
Solomon Northup

If books were Persian carpets, one would not look only at the outer side. because it is the stitch that makes a carpet wear, gives it its life and bloom.
Rumer Godden

Writers may be disreputable, incorrigible, early to decay or late to bloom but they dare to go it alone.
John Updike
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Bloom Translations

bloom in Afrikaans is blom
bloom in Danish is blomst
bloom in Dutch is bloem
bloom in Finnish is kukka
bloom in French is fleur
bloom in Italian is fiore, fiorire
bloom in Latin is effloresco
bloom in Norwegian is blomst
bloom in Portuguese is flor
bloom in Spanish is flor, florecer
bloom in Swedish is blomster, blomma, blom
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