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bloom


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bloom  \Bloom\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bloomed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Blooming}.] 
  1.  To  produce  or  yield  blossoms;  to  blossom;  to  flower  or  be 
  in  flower. 
 
  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, 
 
  Beneath  a  brighter  sky.  --Logan. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bloom  \Bloom\,  n.  [OE.  blome,  fr  Icel.  bl?m,  bl?mi;  akin  to  Sw 
  blom,  Goth.  bl?ma,  OS  bl?mo,  D.  bloem,  OHG.  bluomo  bluoma 
  G.  blume;  fr  the  same  root  as  AS  bl?wan  to  blow,  blossom. 
  See  {Blow}  to  bloom,  and  cf  {Blossom}.] 
  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.  ``Sight  of  vernal  bloom.''  --Milton. 
 
  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.  --Knight. 
 
  7.  (Min.)  A  popular  term  for  a  bright-hued  variety  of  some 
  minerals;  as  the  rose-red  cobalt  bloom. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bloom  \Bloom\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  cause  to  blossom;  to  make  flourish.  [R.] 
 
  Charitable  affection  bloomed  them  --Hooker. 
 
  2.  To  bestow  a  bloom  upon  to  make  blooming  or  radiant.  [R.] 
  --Milton. 
 
  While  barred  clouds  bloom  the  soft-dying  day 
  --Keats. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bloom  \Bloom\,  n.  [AS.  bl?ma  a  mass  or  lump,  [=i]senes  bl?ma  a 
  lump  or  wedge  of  iron.]  (Metal.) 
  a  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. 
  b  A  large  bar  of  steel  formed  directly  from  an  ingot  by 
  hammering  or  rolling,  being  a  preliminary  shape  for 
  further  working. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bloom 
  n  1:  the  organic  process  of  bearing  flowers;  "you  will  stop  all 
  bloom  if  you  let  the  flowers  go  to  seed"  [syn:  {blooming}] 
  2:  reproductive  organ  of  angiosperm  plants  especially  one 
  having  showy  or  colorful  parts  [syn:  {flower},  {blossom}] 
  3:  the  best  time  of  youth  [syn:  {bloom  of  youth}] 
  4:  a  rosy  color  (especially  in  the  cheeks)  taken  as  a  sign  of 
  good  health  [syn:  {blush},  {flush},  {rosiness}] 
  5:  the  period  of  greatest  prosperity  or  productivity  [syn:  {flower}, 
  {prime},  {peak},  {heyday},  {blossom},  {efflorescence},  {flush}] 
  6:  a  powdery  deposit  on  a  surface  [syn:  {efflorescence}] 
  v  :  produce  or  yield  flowers;  "The  cherry  tree  bloomed"  [syn:  {blossom}, 
  {flower}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Bloom,  KS 
  Zip  code(s):  67865 




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