What does blossom mean?

Definitions for blossom
ˈblɒs əmblos·som

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flower, bloom, blossomnoun

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

  2. flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flushverb

    the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

  3. bloom, blossom, flowerverb

    produce or yield flowers

    "The cherry tree bloomed"

  4. blossom, blossom out, blossom forth, unfoldverb

    develop or come to a promising stage

    "Youth blossomed into maturity"

Wiktionary

  1. blossomnoun

    A flower, especially indicative of fruit as seen on a fruit tree etc.; taken collectively as the mass of such flowers.

    The blossom has come early this year.

  2. blossomnoun

    The state or season of producing such flowers.

    The orchard is in blossom.

  3. blossomverb

    To have or open into blossoms; to bloom.

  4. blossomverb

    To begin to thrive or flourish.

  5. Etymology: Middle English blosme, from Old English blōstm, blōstma, from blōstama (compare West Frisian blossem, Dutch bloesem), enlargement of (compare German Blust), from bʰleh₃-s- ‘bloom, flower’ (compare Latin flos ‘flower’, Flora ‘goddess of plants’, Albanian bleron), from bʰel- ‘to thrive, bloom’. More at blow.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. BLOSSOMnoun

    The flower that grows on any plant, previous to the seed or fruit. We generally call those flowers blossoms, which are not much regarded in themselves, but as a token of some following production.

    Etymology: blosme, Sax.

    Cold news for me:
    Thus are my blossoms blasted in the bud,
    And caterpillars eat my leaves away. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    Merrily, merrily shall I live now,
    Under the blossom that hangs on the bough. William Shakespeare, Tempest.

    The pulling off many of the blossoms of a fruit tree, doth make the fruit fairer. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 449.

    To his green years your censure you would suit,
    Not blast the blossom, but expect the fruit. Dryden.

    Sweeter than spring,
    Thou sole surviving blossom from the root,
    That nourish’d up my fortune. James Thomson, Autumn.

  2. To Blossomverb

    To put forth blossoms.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    This is the state of man: to day he puts forth
    The tender leaves of hope; tomorrow blossoms,
    And bears his blushing honours thick upon him. William Shakespeare, H. VIII.

    Although the figtree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines, yet I will rejoice in the Lord. Habb. iii. 17.

    The want of rain at blossoming time, often occasions the dropping off of the blossoms, for want of sap. John Mortimer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blossomnoun

    the flower of a plant, or the essential organs of reproduction, with their appendages; florescence; bloom; the flowers of a plant, collectively; as, the blossoms and fruit of a tree; an apple tree in blossom

  2. Blossomnoun

    a blooming period or stage of development; something lovely that gives rich promise

  3. Blossomnoun

    the color of a horse that has white hairs intermixed with sorrel and bay hairs; -- otherwise called peach color

  4. Blossomnoun

    to put forth blossoms or flowers; to bloom; to blow; to flower

  5. Blossomnoun

    to flourish and prosper

Freebase

  1. Blossom

    In botany, blossom is a term given to the flowers of stone fruit trees and of some other plants with a similar appearance that flower profusely for a period of time in spring. Colloquially flowers of orange are referred to as such as well. Blossoms are either pink or white depending on the species or variety. Peach blossoms, most cherry blossoms, and some almond blossoms are usually pink. Plum blossoms, apple blossoms, orange blossoms, some cherry blossoms, and most almond blossoms are white. Blossoms provide pollen to pollinators such as bees, and initiate cross-pollination necessary for the trees to reproduce by producing fruit. Blossom trees have a tendency to lose their flower petals in wind-blown cascades, often covering the surrounding ground in petals. This attribute tends to distinguish blossom trees from other flowering trees.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Blossom

    blos′om, n. a flower-bud, the flower that precedes fruit.—v.i. to put forth blossoms or flowers: to flourish and prosper.—n. Bloss′oming.—adj. Bloss′omy, covered with flowers, flowery. [A.S. blóstm, blóstma, from root of Bloom.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blossom in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blossom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of blossom in a Sentence

  1. Unknown:

    If you live in the shadow of the past you'll never see your failure blossom into success.

  2. Alexis karpouzos:

    Time is the architect of fate, fleeting omen, pure phantom in enchanting light of absence, and our life the play of love and death, only love will never die, because In love no longer ‘thou’ and ‘I’ exist, only the blossom of sacred unity.

  3. Alice Mackenzie Swaim:

    Courage is not the towering oak That sees storms come and go It is the fragile blossom That opens in the snow.

  4. Derrick Johnson:

    For over 2 years, NAACP has entered into dialogue, we've watched the conversation blossom into nothingness.

  5. Gerald Locklin:

    Almond Blossom. if you don’t look closely at the rings of the branches, it could be by anyone. well, anyone who was among the greatest painters of the century: matisse, perhaps. anyone who had studied prints from the japanese. anyone who loved light, and living things. anyone who believed in the rebirth of nature, the seasons of existence, the blossoming of the creative.

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