Definition of "bloom" [bloom]

  • The flower of a plant. (noun)
  • Something resembling the flower of a plant: "Her hair was caught all to one side in a great bloom of frizz” ( Anne Tyler). (noun)
  • The condition of being in flower: a rose in full bloom. (noun)
  • A condition or time of vigor, freshness, and beauty; prime: "the radiant bloom of Greek genius” ( Edith Hamilton). (noun)
  • A fresh, rosy complexion: "She was short, plump, and fair, with a fine bloom” ( Jane Austen). (noun)
  • A blossom on a flowering plant; a flower (noun)

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  • The state, time, or period when flowers open (esp in the phrases in bloom, in full bloom) (noun)
  • Open flowers collectively (noun)
  • A healthy, vigorous, or flourishing condition; prime (esp in the phrase the bloom of youth) (noun)
  • Youthful or healthy rosiness in the cheeks or face; glow (noun)
  • A fine whitish coating on the surface of fruits, leaves, etc, consisting of minute grains of a waxy substance (noun)
  • Any coating similar in appearance, such as that on new coins (noun)
  • A visible increase in the algal constituent of plankton, which may be seasonal or due to excessive organic pollution (noun)
  • A dull area formed on the surface of gloss paint, lacquer, or varnish (noun)
  • (of flowers) to open; come into flower (verb)
  • To bear flowers; blossom (verb)
  • To flourish or grow (verb)
  • To be in a healthy, glowing, or flourishing condition (verb)
  • To coat (a lens) with a thin layer of a substance, often magnesium fluoride, to eliminate surface reflection (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "bloom" in a sentence
  • "Also in bloom is the Women’s ‘Valley Sweatshirt’, made of 95% organic cotton and 5% spandex."
  • "She is the one who will notice that the first snapdragon of Spring is in bloom;"
  • "Pussy willows in bloom, dogwoods budding, the Narcissus providing tiny splashes of yellow against the brown landscape, fields going green."