• Study of a Blooming-Mill
    Study of a Blooming-Mill
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bloom produce or yield flowers "The cherry tree bloomed"
    • n bloom a powdery deposit on a surface
    • n bloom reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
    • n bloom the organic process of bearing flowers "you will stop all bloom if you let the flowers go to seed"
    • n bloom a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
    • n bloom the best time of youth
    • n bloom the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The titan arum flower is the largest flower in the world and gives off a horrible odor that smells like rotting flesh when it blooms
    • Bloom A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud; flowers, collectively. "The rich blooms of the tropics."
    • n Bloom (Metal) 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.
    • Bloom (Min) A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals; as, the rose-red cobalt bloom .
    • Bloom 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."
    • Bloom A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather.
    • Bloom The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.
    • Bloom 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."
    • Bloom 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 ."
    • Bloom 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."
    • Bloom To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant. "While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day."
    • Bloom To cause to blossom; to make flourish. "Charitable affection bloomed them."
    • Bloom 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 ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The name "cranberry" comes from German and Dutch settlers. The berry was intially called "crane berry." The reason it was called this was because when the flowers bloom, the petals of the flowers twist backwards and look very much like the head of a crane. Eventually the name was shortened down to be "cranberry."
    • n bloom A blossom; the flower of a plant, especially of an ornamental plant; an expanded bud.
    • n bloom The state of blossoming; the opening of flowers in general; flowers collectively: as, the plant is in bloom, or covered with bloom.
    • n bloom A state of health and growth promising higher perfection; a flourishing condition; a palmy time: as, the bloom of youth.
    • n bloom The rosy hue on the cheek indicative of youth and health; a glow; a flush.
    • n bloom A name sometimes given to minerals having a bright color: as, the rose-red cobalt bloom, or erythrite, etc.
    • n bloom A powdery deposit or coating of various kinds. The delicate, powdery, waxy coating upon certain fruits, as grapes, plums, etc., and leaves, as of the cabbage.
    • n bloom The powdery appearance on coins, medals, and the like, when newly struck.
    • n bloom In painting, a cloudy appearance on the surface of varnish.
    • n bloom The yellowish fawn-colored deposit from the tanning-liquor on the surface of leather, and penetrating it to a slight depth.
    • n bloom A fine variety of raisin.
    • bloom To produce or yield blossoms; flower, literally or figuratively.
    • bloom To glow with a warm color.
    • bloom To be in a state of healthful beauty and vigor; show the beauty of youth; flourish; glow.
    • bloom To put forth, as blossoms.
    • bloom To impart a bloom to; invest with luster or beauty.
    • n bloom A roughly prepared mass of iron, nearly square in section, and short in proportion to its thickness, intended to be drawn out under the hammer or between the rolls into bars. Some blooms are made directly from the ore in bloomeries, but most of them by shingling the puddled balls from the puddling-furnace. See bloomery, blooming-mill, forge, and puddle, v.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Bloom blōōm to put forth blossoms: to flower: to be in a state of beauty or vigour: to flourish: to give a bloom or warm tint to anything
    • n Bloom a blossom or flower: the opening of flowers: rosy colour: the prime or highest perfection of anything: the first freshness of beauty of anything: the flush or glow on the cheek
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  • Samuel Beckett
    “We lose our hair, our teeth! Our bloom, our ideals.”
  • William Ernest Henley
    William Ernest Henley
    “Madam, Life's a piece in bloom death goes dogging everywhere: She's the tenant of the room he's the ruffian on the stair.”
  • Thomas Moore
    Thomas Moore
    “'Tis the last rose of summer, left blooming alone; all her lovely companions are faded and gone.”
  • William Wordsworth
    “How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.”
  • Emily Bronte
    “Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly?”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “From the withered tree, a flower blooms.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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


In literature:

It bloomed tinsel pompons on every branch!
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
And I also know where the Rose of Beauty blooms!
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
It was in the early spring, when the crocus and the snowdrop were in full bloom.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
And the voice in his bosom was silenced and hushed Lest the bloom from her soul by his words should be brushed.
"Three Women" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
It would seem as though nature had tried to cover up the wrinkles of age with blooming and thrifty vegetation.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
She bloomed and flushed every time that Mr. Ransome did anything that proved his goodness and his wisdom.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
As she did so, swiftly and silently there rose into her cheeks a beautiful bloom.
"Frances Kane's Fortune" by L. T. Meade
The spring is late, to be sure, but they must be in bloom.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
It is the true "wild crab" of Eastern North America, and one who makes its acquaintance in blooming time will never forget it.
"Getting Acquainted with the Trees" by J. Horace McFarland
The surface is dull, as with a fine dust or plum-like bloom, and thus without polish.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard

In poetry:

Blossoms blooming
Yet making no seed are
The sea-god's
Whitecaps offshore.
"Blossoms blooming" by Ono no Komachi
Blooming are thy fields,
Soft thy forests sigh,
Hid in earth's dark breast
Golden treasures lie.
"To Russia" by Ivan Nikitin
Upon her virgin bosom
Bloom lilies of white fire,
Her tender heart a rose is
Of delicate desire.
"Muses" by Victor James Daley
Leaving a faint perfume
    Thy memory to fulfill,
Forgotten in thy bloom,
 Remembered still.
"A Wild Rose" by Sarah Orne Jewett
And drooping ostrich plumes
Waver in my brain,
And fathomless blue eyes
Bloom on the distant shore.
"Unknown Woman" by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
From the first bloom
And ever since that time
This world of spring,
Colours never changing.
"From the first bloom" by Ki no Tsurayuki

In news:

With almost a million daffodils set to bloom, Filoli will host.
You can always hide drooping dieback by interplanting daffodils with later-blooming perennials.
Dandelions are blooming now.
Once in awhile, when we pause long enough to be still and feel our spirits as child-like, dandelions bloom like roses and home, no matter how far away from Montana, will always be in our heart.
'How Beautiful Heaven Must Be': fragrant, 5¾-inch, melon-pink bloom with green throat on 26-inch scape.
'Beautiful Edgings': fragrant, 7-inch rose-edged cream bloom with green throat on 30-inch scape.
Their lush, tawny-orange flowers bloom and wither in one day.
I've had a patch of wild daylilies on the edge of my yard for 23 years, but lately there are many fewer blooms.
Yet another of my youngest in the blooms, can't get enough of those blue eyes.
Dawnvolynn Callahan, Master Gardener over at the Big Chicken Daylily Farm in Brownsboro stops by with a few beautiful blooms and a myriad of interesting facts.
Delilah with Adrian Bloom, Blooms of Bressingham, who was awarded Greenhouse Grower's 2011 Industry Achievement award.
Cheryl Ferrara/Eagle Correspondent (2) Syd Mellinger, member of Marco Island's Beautification Advisory Committee, discusses Marco in Bloom categories during Wednesday's meeting.
POULSBO — The sun shone, the flowers were in bloom and even Peter Rabbit popped his head out of his hole for the occasion.
Red tide is a bloom of microscopic algae that emits a toxin that can kill marine life and cause respiratory irritation in people.
HIRAM, Ohio — It's that time of the year again: The strawberries are blooming and the workload is doubling.

In science:

Joshua Bloom and Dr Pierre North for valuable discussions.
From Hipparcos to Gaia
The importance of this point was re-iterated, even more forcefully, in the concluding talk (Bloom 2011).
Cosmic Explosions (Optical Transients)
While the notion of sub-matrix encodes a certain sparsity structure, these two papers focus on the elementwise properties of random matrices, unlike the blooming random matrix theory that focuses on spectral aspects.
Optimal detection of sparse principal components in high dimension
Cox, I., Miller, M., Bloom, J., Fridrich, J., Kalker, T.: Digital Watermarking and Steganography.
Statistical Detection of LSB Matching Using Hypothesis Testing Theory
Test cases are written in Java, similarly to JUnit [jun 2011], to accelerate HadoopTest acceptance, although we plan to improve the testing language in the future (e.g., using Bloom [Alvaro et al. 2010]).
Testing MapReduce-Based Systems