What does blossom mean?

Definitions for blossom
ˈblɒs əmblos·som

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

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.

    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.

  2. blossomnoun

    The state or season of producing such flowers.

    The orchard is in blossom.

    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.

  3. blossomverb

    To have or open into blossoms; to bloom.

    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.

  4. blossomverb

    To begin to thrive or flourish.

    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.

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. Sidney Madwed:

    The finest gift you can give anyone is encouragement. Yet, almost no one gets the encouragement they need to grow to their full potential. If everyone received the encouragement they need to grow, the genius in most everyone would blossom and the world would produce abundance beyond the wildest dreams. We would have more than one Einstein, Edison, Schweitzer, Mother Theresa, Dr. Salk and other great minds in a century.

  2. Mickey Mehta:

    For most of the things children do, parents are responsible. A good seed, noble thoughts and upbringing deeds can determine the character and personality feeds of our children. The amount of money we spend on them is not funny, to please them that's ain't the way honey! Give them your time to make their life sublime. Children are soft clay, mould them the appropriate way. Let your children's life not be compromised, let them blossom in fertile fields to Get Mickeymized.

  3. Mickey Mehta:

    Flowers and fruits don't grow under terms and conditions set by farmers. So why every other relationship should be imposed by the same. In business it may be fine for structuring and calibrated growth but not otherwise. Let relationships blossom in freedom and liberty, let bonding be optimized, flower in freedom and get MickeyMized.

  4. Epictetus:

    No great thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.

  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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