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bloom

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noun \ˈblüm\

Definition of bloom

  1. 1 :  a mass of wrought iron from the forge or puddling furnace

  2. 2 :  a bar of iron or steel hammered or rolled from an ingot



Origin and Etymology of bloom

Middle English blome lump of metal, from Old English blōma


First Known Use: before 12th century

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bloom

noun

Definition of bloom

  1. 1 a :  flower b :  the flowering state <the roses in bloom> c :  a period of flowering <the spring bloom> d :  a rapid and excessive growth of a plankton population (as of algae or dinoflagellates) — compare red tide

  2. 2 a :  a state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigor b :  a state or time of high development or achievement <a career in full bloom>

  3. 3 :  a surface coating or appearance: as a :  a delicate powdery coating on some fruits and leaves b :  a rosy appearance of the cheeks; broadly :  an outward evidence of freshness or healthy vigor c :  a cloudiness on a film of varnish or lacquer d :  a grayish discoloration on chocolate e :  glare caused by an object reflecting too much light into a television camera



Origin and Etymology of bloom

Middle English blome, from Old Norse blōm; akin to Old English blōwan to blossom — more at blow


First Known Use: 13th century

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bloom

verb

Simple Definition of bloom

  • : to produce flowers

  • : to change, grow, or develop fully

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bloom

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to produce or yield flowers b :  to support abundant plant life <make the desert bloom>

  3. 2 a (1) :  to mature into achievement of one's potential (2) :  to flourish in youthful beauty, freshness, or excellence b :  to shine out :  glow

  4. 3 :  to appear or occur unexpectedly or in remarkable quantity or degree

  5. 4 :  to become densely populated with microorganisms and especially plankton —used of bodies of water

  6. transitive verb
  7. 1 obsolete :  to cause to bloom

  8. 2 :  to give bloom to

Examples of bloom in a sentence

  1. flowers blooming in the garden

  2. Their love was just beginning to bloom.



13th Century

First Known Use of bloom

13th century


Bloom

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biographical name \ˈblüm\

Definition of Bloom

  1. Harold 1930–     Am. literary critic





BLOOM Defined for Kids

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bloom

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noun \ˈblüm\

Definition of bloom for Students

  1. 1 :  1flower 1

  2. 2 :  the period or state of producing flowers <The bushes are in bloom.>

  3. 3 :  a condition or time of beauty, freshness, and strength <the bloom of youth>

  4. 4 :  the rosy color of the cheek




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bloom

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verb

Definition of bloom for Students

bloomed

blooming

  1. 1 :  to produce flowers <This tree blooms in the spring.>

  2. 2 :  to change, grow, or develop fully <The children quickly bloomed.>





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