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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blooming, bloomnoun

    the organic process of bearing flowers

    "you will stop all bloom if you let the flowers go to seed"

  2. flower, bloom, blossomnoun

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

  3. bloom, bloom of youth, salad daysnoun

    the best time of youth

  4. bloom, blush, flush, rosinessnoun

    a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health

  5. flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flushnoun

    the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

  6. efflorescence, bloomverb

    a powdery deposit on a surface

  7. bloom, blossom, flowerverb

    produce or yield flowers

    "The cherry tree bloomed"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. BLOOMnoun

    Etymology: blum, Germ. bloem, Dutch.

    How nature paints her colours, how the bee
    Sits on the bloom, extracting liquid sweet. Par. Lost, b. v.

    A medlar tree was planted by;
    The spreading branches made a goodly show,
    And full of opening blooms was ev’ry bough. Dryden.

    Haste to yonder woodbine bow’rs;
    The turf with rural dainties shall be crown’d,
    While opening blooms diffuse their sweets around. Alexander Pope.

    Were I no queen, did you my beauty weigh,
    My youth in bloom, your age in its decay. John Dryden, Aurengz.

  2. To Bloomverb

    Etymology: from the noun.

    The rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds. Numb. xvii. 8.

    It is a common experience, that if you do not pull off some blossoms the first time a tree bloometh, it will blossom itself to death. Francis Bacon, Natural Hist. №. 449.

    Rites and customs, now superstitious, when the strength of virtuous, devout, or charitable affection bloomed them, no man could justly have condemned as evil. Richard Hooker, b. v. § 3.

    Beauty, frail flow’r, that ev’ry season fears,
    Blooms in thy colours for a thousand years. Alexander Pope, Epistles.

    O greatly bless’d with every blooming grace!
    With equal steps the paths of glory trace. Alexander Pope, Odyss. b. i.


  1. Bloom

    Bloom (formerly MDP Worldwide, Behaviour Worldwide and Media 8 Entertainment) was an American independent film entertainment company engaged in financing, development, production and worldwide distribution of theatrical feature films in various forms of broadcast media.


  1. bloom

    Bloom generally refers to a flower, or the state of having its petals fully opened, symbolizing the peak or ideal moment of something. It could also refer to a significant increase or rapid growth period, as well as the process of coming into full beauty or health. In certain contexts, it may refer to a surface coating or dull layer (as in pottery, photography or on a fruit skin) or to a large number of algae rapidly growing in a body of water due to an increase in nutrients.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bloomnoun

    a blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud; flowers, collectively

  2. Bloomnoun

    the opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open; as, the cherry trees are in bloom

  3. Bloomnoun

    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

  4. Bloomnoun

    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

  5. Bloomnoun

    the clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture

  6. Bloomnoun

    a yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather

  7. Bloomnoun

    a popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals; as, the rose-red cobalt bloom

  8. Bloomverb

    to produce or yield blossoms; to blossom; to flower or be in flower

  9. Bloomverb

    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

  10. Bloomverb

    to cause to blossom; to make flourish

  11. Bloomverb

    to bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant

  12. Bloomnoun

    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

  13. Bloomnoun

    a large bar of steel formed directly from an ingot by hammering or rolling, being a preliminary shape for further working


  1. Bloom

    Bloom is a fictional character from the animated series Winx Club.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bloom

    blōōm, v.i. to put forth blossoms: to flower: to be in a state of beauty or vigour: to flourish: to give a bloom or warm tint to anything.—n. a blossom or flower: the opening of flowers: rosy colour: the prime or highest perfection of anything: the first freshness of beauty of anything: the flush or glow on the cheek—(Spens.) Blosme.—p.adj. Bloom′ing, bright, shining, flourishing: (slang) full-blown.—adjs. Bloom′less, without bloom; Bloom′y, flowery: flourishing. [Ice. blóm; cf. Goth. blôma, Ger. blume.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bloom

    A peculiar warm blast of wind; a term used in iron-foundries.

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  1. bloom

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  1. Bloom

    a fine violet dusting similar to that on plums. {Scanner's note: See Pruinous.}

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BLOOM

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bloom is ranked #1483 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bloom surname appeared 24,081 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 8 would have the surname Bloom.

    92.9% or 22,391 total occurrences were White.
    2.4% or 595 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 527 total occurrences were Black.
    1.3% or 330 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 154 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 84 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bloom in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bloom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of bloom in a Sentence

  1. Vera Trainer:

    It's just lurking there, it's the longest lasting, highest toxicity and densest bloom that we've ever seen.

  2. Henry David Thoreau:

    The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly.

  3. Roosevelt, Eleanor:

    If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being -- we can do it.

  4. Mellody Hobson:

    The bloom is off the rose on real estate.

  5. Chicago Tribune:

    Given that titan arums are notably unpredictable flowering plants (and we should know!), we wanted to be sure that she would bloom before we announced her debut. We appreciate your patience! alice the Amorphophallus, a sibling of Spike, surprised us all.

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