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bloom

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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)
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10 in 10 verses (in OT : 9 in 9 verses) (in NT : 1 in 1 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

bloomn. [OE. blome, fr. Icel. blm, blmi; akin to Sw. blom, Goth. blma, OS. blmo, D. bloem, OHG. bluomo, bluoma, G. blume; fr. the same root as AS. blwan to blow, blossom. See Blow to bloom, and cf. Blossom.].
  •  A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud; flowers, collectively.  [1913 Webster]
    "The rich blooms of the tropics."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open; as, the cherry trees are in bloom.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Every successive mother has transmitted a fainter bloom, a more delicate and briefer beauty."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "A new, fresh, brilliant world, with all the bloom upon it."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather.  Knight.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals; as, the rose-red cobalt bloom.  [1913 Webster]
bloomv. i. 
  •  To produce or yield blossoms; to blossom; to flower or be in flower.  [1913 Webster]
    "A flower which once
    In Paradise, fast by the tree of life,
    Began to bloom.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "A better country blooms to view,"  [1913 Webster]
bloomv. t. 
  •  To cause to blossom; to make flourish.  [1913 Webster]
    "Charitable affection bloomed them."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
    "While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day."  [1913 Webster]
bloomn. [AS. blma a mass or lump, īsenes blma a lump or wedge of iron.].
     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.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

bloom, n. & v.
--n.
1 a a flower, esp. one cultivated for its beauty. b the state of flowering (in bloom).
2 a state of perfection or loveliness; the prime (in full bloom).
3 a (of the complexion) a flush; a glow. b a delicate powdery surface deposit on plums, grapes, leaves, etc., indicating freshness. c a cloudiness on a shiny surface.
--v.
1 intr. bear flowers; be in flower.
2 intr. a come into, or remain in, full beauty. b flourish; be in a healthy, vigorous state.
3 tr. Photog. coat (a lens) so as to reduce reflection from its surface.

Idiom
take the bloom off make stale. water-bloom scum formed by algae on the surface of standing water.
bloom, n. & v.
--n. a mass of puddled iron hammered or squeezed into a thick bar.
--v.tr. make into bloom.

Etymology
OE bloma

THESAURUS

bloom

Hygeia, advance, anthesis, attain majority, attractiveness, bake, batten, be in bloom, be in flower, be in heat, beam, bear fruit, beauteousness, beautifulness, beauty, beauty unadorned, beggar description, black spot, blaze, blooming, blooping, blossom, blossoming, blow, blowing, blush, blushing, boil, boom, bring to maturity, broil, budtime, burgeon, burn, burst into bloom, burst with health, charm, choke, coloring, combust, come of age, come to fruition, come to maturity, cook, crimsoning, definition, develop, early years, effloresce, efflorescence, elegance, emotional health, enjoy good health, evolute, evolve, exquisiteness, fatten, feel fine, feel good, fieriness, fitness, flame, flame up, flare, flare up, fledge, flicker, floreate, florescence, floret, floriculture, floscule, flourish, flower, flowerage, floweret, flowering, flowering time, flush, flushing, fringe area, fry, full bloom, gardening, gasp, ghost, glow, grace, granulation, grid, grow, grow fat, grow up, handsomeness, hard shadow, health, hectic, hectic flush, horticulture, hortorium, image, incandesce, incandescence, jeunesse, juvenescence, juvenility, keep fit, knock dead, leave the nest, loveliness, mantling, maturate, mature, mellow, mental health, multiple image, my burning youth, my green age, never feel better, noise, pant, parch, physical condition, physical fitness, picture, picture noise, picture shifts, posy, prettiness, prime of life, progress, pulchritude, radiate heat, rain, reach its season, reach manhood, reach maturity, reach twenty-one, reach voting age, reddening, redness, ripe, ripen, roast, rolling, rosiness, rubefacient, rubescence, rufescence, salad days, scald, scanning pattern, scintillation, scorch, season, seedtime of life, seethe, settle down, shading, shimmer with heat, shine, simmer, smolder, smother, snow, snowstorm, spark, springtime of life, stay in shape, stay young, steam, stew, stifle, suffocate, sweat, swelter, temper, tender age, tenderness, the beautiful, thrive, toast, toga virilis, unfolding, unfoldment, wax, wear well, well-being, whiteness, wildflower, young blood, youngness, youth, youthfulness, youthhead, youthhood, youthiness

ROGET THESAURUS

bloom

Health

N health, sanity, soundness, vigor, good health, perfect health, excellent health, rude health, robust health, bloom, mens sana in corpore sano, Hygeia, incorruption, incorruptibility, good state of health, clean bill of health, eupepsia, euphoria, euphory, St. Anthony's fire, healthy, healthful, in health, well, sound, hearty, hale, fresh, green, whole, florid, flush, hardy, stanch, staunch, brave, robust, vigorous, weatherproof, unscathed, uninjured, unmaimed, unmarred, untainted, sound of wind and limb, safe and sound, on one's legs, sound as a roach, sound as a bell, fresh as a daisy, fresh as a rose, fresh as April, hearty as a buck, in fine feather, in high feather, in good case, in full bloom, pretty bobbish, tolerably well, as well as can be expected, sanitary sanatory, health that snuffs the morning air, non est vivere sed valere vita.

VB be in health, bloom, flourish, keep body and soul together, keep on one's legs, enjoy good health, enjoy a good state of health, have a clean bill of health, return to health, recover, get better, take a new lease of life, fresh lease of life, recruit, restore to health, cure, tinker.

Prosperity

VB prosper, thrive, flourish, be prosperous, drive a roaring trade, do a booming business, go on well, go on smoothly, go on swimmingly, sail before the wind, swim with the tide, run smooth, run smoothly, run on all fours, rise in the world, get on in the world, work one's way, make one's way, look up, lift one's head, raise one's head, make one's fortune, feather one's nest, make one's pile, flower, blow, blossom, bloom, fructify, bear fruit, fatten, keep oneself afloat, keep one's head above water, hold one's head above water, land on one's feet, light on one's feet, light on one's legs, fall on one's legs, fall on one's feet, drop into a good thing, bear a charmed life, bask in the sunshine, have a good time of it, have a fine time of it, have a run of luck, have the good fortune, to, take a favorable turn, live on the fat of the land, live off the fat of the land, live in clover.

Youth

N youth, juvenility, juvenescence, juniority, infancy, babyhood, childhood, boyhood, girlhood, youthhood, incunabula, minority, nonage, teens, tender age, bloom, cradle, nursery, leading strings, pupilage, puberty, pucelage, prime of life, flower of life, springtide of life, seedtime of life, golden season of life, heyday of youth, school days, rising generation, young, youthful, juvenile, green, callow, budding, sappy, puisne, beardless, under age, in one's teens, in statu pupillari, younger, junior, hebetic, unfledged, youth on the prow and pleasure at the helm, youth a the glad season of life.

Beauty

N beauty, the beautiful, to kalon, le beau ideal, aesthetics, callaesthetics, pulchritude, form, elegance, grace, beauty unadorned, natural beauty, symmetry, comeliness, fairness, polish, gloss, good effect, good looks, belle tournure, trigness, bloom, brilliancy, radiance, splendor, gorgeousness, magnificence, sublimity, sublimification, concinnity, delicacy, refinement, charm, je ne sais quoi, style, Venus, Aphrodite, Hebe, the Graces, Peri, Houri, Cupid, Apollo, Hyperion, Adonis, Antionous, Narcissus, peacock, butterfly, garden, flower of, pink of, bijou, jewel, work of art, flower, flow'ret gay, wildflower, rose, lily, anemone, asphodel, buttercup, crane's bill, daffodil, tulip, tiger lily, day lily, begonia, marigold, geranium, lily of the valley, ranunculus, rhododendron, windflower, pleasurableness, beautifying, landscaping, landscape gardening, decoration, calisthenics, beauty, hunk (of men), beautiful, beauteous, handsome, gorgeous, pretty, lovely, graceful, elegant, prepossessing, attractive, delicate, dainty, refined, fair, personable, comely, seemly, bonny, good-looking, well-favored, well-made, well-formed, well- proportioned, proper, shapely, symmetrical, harmonious, sightly, fit to be seen, passable, not amiss, goodly, dapper, tight, jimp, gimp, janty, jaunty, trig, natty, quaint, trim, tidy, neat, spruce, smart, tricksy, bright, bright eyed, rosy cheeked, cherry cheeked, rosy, ruddy, blooming, in full bloom, brilliant, shining, beamy, beaming, sparkling, splendid, resplendent, dazzling, glowing, glossy, sleek, rich, superb, magnificent, grand, fine, sublime, showy, specious, artistic, artistical, aesthetic, picturesque, pictorial, fait a peindre, well-composed, well grouped, well varied, curious, enchanting becoming, ornamental, undeformed, undefaced, unspotted, spotless, auxilium non leve vultus habet, beauty born of murmuring sound, flowers preach to us if we will hear, gratior ac pulchro veniens in corpore virtus, none but the brave deserve the fair, thou who hast the fatal gift of beauty.

VB be beautiful, shine, beam, bloom, become one, set off, grace, render beautiful, beautify, polish, burnish, gild, set out, snatch a grace beyond the reach of art.

Blueness

N blueness, blue, garter-blue, watchet, ultramarine, smalt, cobalt, cyanogen, Prussian blue, syenite blue, bice, indigo, zaffer, lapis lazuli, sapphire, turquoise, indicolite, blueness, bluishness, bloom, blue, azure, cerulean, sky-blue, sky-colored, sky-dyed, cerulescent, powder blue, bluish, atmospheric, retiring, cold.


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