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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bloom /ˈblum/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bloom, v. t.
 1. To cause to blossom; to make flourish. [R.]
    Charitable affection bloomed them.   --Hooker.
 2. To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant. [R.]
    While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day.   --Keats.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bloom, n.  Metal. (a) 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. (b) A large bar of steel formed directly from an ingot by hammering or rolling, being a preliminary shape for further working.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bloom n.
 1. A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud; flowers, collectively.
    The rich blooms of the tropics.   --Prescott.
 2. The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open; as, the cherry trees are in bloom. “Sight of vernal bloom.”
 3. 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.
    Every successive mother has transmitted a fainter bloom, a more delicate and briefer beauty.   --Hawthorne.
 4. 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.
    A new, fresh, brilliant world, with all the bloom upon it.   --Thackeray.
 5. The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.
 6. A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather.
 7. Min. A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals; as, the rose-red cobalt bloom.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bloom, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bloomed p. pr. & vb. n. Blooming.]
 1. To produce or yield blossoms; to blossom; to flower or be in flower.
 A flower which once
 In Paradise, fast by the tree of life,
 Began to bloom.   --Milton.
 2. 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.
    A better country blooms to view,
    Beneath a brighter sky.   --Logan.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the organic process of bearing flowers; "you will stop all
           bloom if you let the flowers go to seed" [syn: blooming]
      2: reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one
         having showy or colorful parts [syn: flower, blossom]
      3: the best time of youth [syn: bloom of youth, salad days]
      4: a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of
         good health [syn: blush, flush, rosiness]
      5: the period of greatest prosperity or productivity [syn: flower,
          prime, peak, heyday, blossom, efflorescence, flush]
      6: a powdery deposit on a surface [syn: efflorescence]
      v : produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed" [syn: blossom,