What does balm mean?

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. balm(noun)

    any of various aromatic resinous substances used for healing and soothing

  2. ointment, unction, unguent, balm, salve(noun)

    semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation


  1. balm(Noun)

    Any of various aromatic resins exuded from certain plants, especially trees of the genus Commiphora of Africa, Arabia and India and Myroxylon of South America.

  2. balm(Noun)

    A plant or tree yielding such substance.

  3. balm(Noun)

    Any soothing oil or lotion, especially an aromatic one.

    There is a balm in Gilead.... (Spiritual)

  4. balm(Noun)

    Something soothing.

  5. balm(Noun)

    Any of various aromatic plants of the genus Melissa, such as lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) or bee balm.

  6. Origin: From basme, from balsamum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Balm(noun)

    an aromatic plant of the genus Melissa

  2. Balm(noun)

    the resinous and aromatic exudation of certain trees or shrubs

  3. Balm(noun)

    any fragrant ointment

  4. Balm(noun)

    anything that heals or that mitigates pain

  5. Balm(verb)

    to anoint with balm, or with anything medicinal. Hence: To soothe; to mitigate


  1. Balm

    Balm is an unincorporated, rural community located in southeastern Hillsborough County, Florida, approximately 18 miles southeast of Tampa. It is the location of Goodson Farms, Inc. packing house and locally renowned produce market open from December to April. In 2005, Goodson Farms had begun rebuilding the stand on the intersection of McGrady Road and CR672. It was completed in late 2006. There are also four tropical fish farms and a small holding area for Barnum and Bailey's circus animals. One well known landmark is the Balm post office, which has been part of the community for over 100 years. Oldest Post Office in Hillsborough County 1907.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Balm

    bäm, n. an aromatic substance: a fragrant and healing ointment: aromatic fragrance: anything that heals or soothes pain: a tree yielding balm: name of some fragrant garden herbs.—v.t. (arch.) to embalm: (Shak.) to anoint with fragrant oil: (arch.) to soothe.—n. Balm′iness.—adj. Balm′y, fragrant: mild and soothing: bearing balm.—Balm, or Balsam, of Gilead, the resin of the tree Balsamodendron Gileadense, formerly esteemed as an antiseptic, the name originating in the belief that this is the substance mentioned in the Bible as found in Gilead, and called in the English translation 'balm.' [O. Fr. basme—L. balsamum. See Balsam.]

Editors Contribution

  1. balm

    Is a fragrant cream, liquid or oil you use on a part of your body or your skin created and designed in various fragrances and for various purposes.

    Some people use balm on their lips to keep their lips moist, or the tin of balm to keep their hands moist.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of balm in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of balm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jane Austen:

    Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.

  2. James Henry Leigh Hunt:

    Night's deepest gloom is but a calm; that soothes the weary mind: The labored days restoring balm; the comfort of mankind.

  3. Anne Chapas:

    Waxes and other types of sealants repair the lips by sealing in moisture and helps prevent evaporation of water from our lips, you want to use your lip balm regularly, a couple times a day, and look for ones that have SPF 30. Remember, sun damage occurs on the lips as well as the rest of our body- all year round.

  4. Denis Watley:

    Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.

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