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.
Bloom·ing, n. Metal. The process of making blooms from the ore or from cast iron.
1. Opening in blossoms; flowering.
2. Thriving in health, beauty, and vigor; indicating the freshness and beauties of youth or health.
adj : (used of persons) informal intensifiers; "what a bally (or
blinking) nuisance"; "a bloody fool"; "a crashing
bore"; "you flaming idiot" [syn: bally(a), blinking(a),
bloody(a), blooming(a), crashing(a), flaming(a),
n : the organic process of bearing flowers; "you will stop all
bloom if you let the flowers go to seed" [syn: bloom]