What does Flower mean?

Definitions for Flower
ˈflaʊ ərFlow·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Flower.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flower(noun)

    a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms

  2. flower, bloom, blossom(noun)

    reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts

  3. flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush(verb)

    the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

  4. bloom, blossom, flower(verb)

    produce or yield flowers

    "The cherry tree bloomed"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flower(noun)

    in the popular sense, the bloom or blossom of a plant; the showy portion, usually of a different color, shape, and texture from the foliage

    Etymology: [OE. flour, OF. flour, flur, flor, F. fleur, fr. L. flos, floris. Cf. Blossom, Effloresce, Floret, Florid, Florin, Flour, Flourish.]

  2. Flower(noun)

    that part of a plant destined to produce seed, and hence including one or both of the sexual organs; an organ or combination of the organs of reproduction, whether inclosed by a circle of foliar parts or not. A complete flower consists of two essential parts, the stamens and the pistil, and two floral envelopes, the corolla and callyx. In mosses the flowers consist of a few special leaves surrounding or subtending organs called archegonia. See Blossom, and Corolla

    Etymology: [OE. flour, OF. flour, flur, flor, F. fleur, fr. L. flos, floris. Cf. Blossom, Effloresce, Floret, Florid, Florin, Flour, Flourish.]

  3. Flower(noun)

    the fairest, freshest, and choicest part of anything; as, the flower of an army, or of a family; the state or time of freshness and bloom; as, the flower of life, that is, youth

    Etymology: [OE. flour, OF. flour, flur, flor, F. fleur, fr. L. flos, floris. Cf. Blossom, Effloresce, Floret, Florid, Florin, Flour, Flourish.]

  4. Flower(noun)

    grain pulverized; meal; flour

    Etymology: [OE. flour, OF. flour, flur, flor, F. fleur, fr. L. flos, floris. Cf. Blossom, Effloresce, Floret, Florid, Florin, Flour, Flourish.]

  5. Flower(noun)

    a substance in the form of a powder, especially when condensed from sublimation; as, the flowers of sulphur

    Etymology: [OE. flour, OF. flour, flur, flor, F. fleur, fr. L. flos, floris. Cf. Blossom, Effloresce, Floret, Florid, Florin, Flour, Flourish.]

  6. Flower(noun)

    a figure of speech; an ornament of style

    Etymology: [OE. flour, OF. flour, flur, flor, F. fleur, fr. L. flos, floris. Cf. Blossom, Effloresce, Floret, Florid, Florin, Flour, Flourish.]

  7. Flower(noun)

    ornamental type used chiefly for borders around pages, cards, etc

    Etymology: [OE. flour, OF. flour, flur, flor, F. fleur, fr. L. flos, floris. Cf. Blossom, Effloresce, Floret, Florid, Florin, Flour, Flourish.]

  8. Flower(noun)

    menstrual discharges

    Etymology: [OE. flour, OF. flour, flur, flor, F. fleur, fr. L. flos, floris. Cf. Blossom, Effloresce, Floret, Florid, Florin, Flour, Flourish.]

  9. Flower(verb)

    to blossom; to bloom; to expand the petals, as a plant; to produce flowers; as, this plant flowers in June

    Etymology: [OE. flour, OF. flour, flur, flor, F. fleur, fr. L. flos, floris. Cf. Blossom, Effloresce, Floret, Florid, Florin, Flour, Flourish.]

  10. Flower(verb)

    to come into the finest or fairest condition

    Etymology: [OE. flour, OF. flour, flur, flor, F. fleur, fr. L. flos, floris. Cf. Blossom, Effloresce, Floret, Florid, Florin, Flour, Flourish.]

  11. Flower(verb)

    to froth; to ferment gently, as new beer

    Etymology: [OE. flour, OF. flour, flur, flor, F. fleur, fr. L. flos, floris. Cf. Blossom, Effloresce, Floret, Florid, Florin, Flour, Flourish.]

  12. Flower(verb)

    to come off as flowers by sublimation

    Etymology: [OE. flour, OF. flour, flur, flor, F. fleur, fr. L. flos, floris. Cf. Blossom, Effloresce, Floret, Florid, Florin, Flour, Flourish.]

  13. Flower(verb)

    to embellish with flowers; to adorn with imitated flowers; as, flowered silk

    Etymology: [OE. flour, OF. flour, flur, flor, F. fleur, fr. L. flos, floris. Cf. Blossom, Effloresce, Floret, Florid, Florin, Flour, Flourish.]

Freebase

  1. Flower

    A flower, sometimes known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants. The biological function of a flower is to effect reproduction, usually by providing a mechanism for the union of sperm with eggs. Flowers may facilitate outcrossing or allow selfing. Some flowers produce diaspores without fertilization. Flowers contain sporangia and are the site where gametophytes develop. Flowers give rise to fruit and seeds. Many flowers have evolved to be attractive to animals, so as to cause them to be vectors for the transfer of pollen. In addition to facilitating the reproduction of flowering plants, flowers have long been admired and used by humans to beautify their environment, and also as objects of romance, ritual, religion, medicine and as a source of food.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flower

    flow′ėr, n. a growth comprising the reproductive organs of plants: the blossom of a plant: the best of anything: the prime of life: the person or thing most distinguished: a figure of speech: ornament of style: (pl.) menstrual discharge (B.).—v.t. to adorn with figures of flowers.—v.i. to blossom: to flourish.—ns. Flow′erage, a gathering of flowers; Flow′er-bell, a blossom shaped like a bell; Flow′er-bud, a bud with the unopened flower; Flow′er-clock, a collection of flowers so arranged that the time of day is indicated by their times of opening and closing; Flow′er-de-luce, the old name for the common species of iris (q.v.), or for the heraldic emblem conventionalised therefrom (see Fleur-de-lis); Flow′eret, a little flower: a floret; Flow′er-head, a compound flower in which all the florets are sessile on the receptacle; Flow′eriness; Flow′ering-rush, a monocotyledonous plant usually reckoned under the order Alismaceæ, with large linear three-edged leaves and an umbel of rose-coloured flowers.—adjs. Flow′er-kir′tled, Flow′ery-kir′tled (Milt.), dressed in robes or garlands of flowers; Flow′erless (bot.) having no flowers.—ns. Flow′er-pot, a utensil in culture whereby plants are rendered portable;, Flow′er-serv′ice, a church service where offerings of flowers are made, to be afterwards sent to hospitals; Flow′er-show, an exhibition of flowers; Flow′er-stalk, the stem that supports the flower.—adj. Flow′ery, full of, or adorned with, flowers: highly embellished, florid.—Flower of Jove, a caryophyllaceous plant, with heads of purple or scarlet flowers, and leaves silky-white with hairs. [O. Fr. flour (Fr. fleur)—L. flos, floris, a flower.]

Editors Contribution

  1. flower

    A type of cultivar, plant or seed created in various colors, species and sizes.

    Flowers are a beautiful sight to the human eye and smell fabulous.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  
  2. flower

    A type of flower created in various colors, shapes and sizes.

    Flowers are a beautiful sight to the human eye and smell fabulous.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Flower' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4315

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Flower' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3458

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Flower' in Nouns Frequency: #620

Anagrams for Flower »

  1. Flowre

  2. Fowler

How to pronounce Flower?

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How to say Flower in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Flower in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Flower in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Flower in a Sentence

  1. William Wordsworth:

    What though the radiance which was once so bright Be not forever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower Strength in what remains behind, In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be, In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of Human suffering, In the faith that looks through death In years that bring philophic mind.

  2. Sipho P Nkosi:

    Love never expires, but fades when taken for granted just like a flower dies when neglected.

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Greatness is the flower of great adversity.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Love is the flower of life but happiness is the fragrance of that flower.

  5. William Makepeace Thackeray:

    When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.

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