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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

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Definition of bloom

  1. 1a :  blossom 1a, flowerb :  the flowering state the roses are in bloomc :  a period of flowering the spring bloomd :  a rapid and excessive growth of a plankton population (as of algae or dinoflagellates) — compare red tide

  2. 2a :  a state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigorb :  a state or time of high development or achievement a career in full bloom

  3. 3 :  a surface coating or appearance: such asa :  a delicate powdery coating on some fruits and leavesb :  a rosy appearance of the cheeks; broadly :  an outward evidence of freshness or healthy vigorc :  a cloudiness on a film of varnish or lacquerd :  a grayish discoloration on chocolatee :  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

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Definition of bloom

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to produce or yield flowersb :  to support abundant plant life make the desert bloom

  3. 2a (1) :  to mature into achievement of one's potential (2) :  to flourish in youthful beauty, freshness, or excellenceb :  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–     American literary critic



BLOOM Defined for English Language Learners

bloom

verb

Definition of bloom for English Language Learners

  • : to produce flowers

  • : to change, grow, or develop fully


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

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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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