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. Frances Watkins Harper:

    Apparent failure may hold in its rough shell the germs of a success that will blossom in time, and bear fruit throughout eternity.

  2. Mickey Mehta:

    There is nothing to show, yet, some say the show must go on. Flowers blossom at dawn in the dark, a sperm germinates without a spark and photographs too are developed in the dark. You simply be, create and be, doesn't matter whether or not the world can see. Let your work speak and actualize, MickeyMize. Share this for a creative and an expressive world.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The legendary Buddhist flower udumbara is believed to blossom once every three millennia! What about the Flower of Peace? In every ten million years?

  4. Jacques Prvert:

    Let us be grateful to people who make us happy they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

  5. Ann Hiatt:

    If you'd asked me yesterday what I thought the timeline would be of Jeff Bezos stepping down as Amazon CEO, I would not have guessed now. But if you'd said,' Okay, Jeff Bezos's stepping down, who will Jeff Bezos choose ?' the first, instant name out of my mouth would be Andy Jassy, i watched Andy Jassy blossom into this beautiful complimentary executive to Jeff Bezos, where Andy Jassy learned to anticipate the questions Jeff Bezos would ask, the things Jeff Bezos would hate, the things Jeff Bezos would love, Jeff Bezos leadership style.

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