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Bloom \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.

  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.


vb. (en-past of: bloom)

Usage examples of "bloomed".

Once upon a time there was a destitute widow who lived in a ramshackle house with her two children named Snow White and Rose Red for the flowers that bloomed on the rosebushes in the yard, the flowers that bloomed, the flowers that bloom in the spring, tra-la.

Since 1880 I have sown seed ripened on plants that were bloomed for indoor decoration, it being ready about February.

I have also tried it in pots, grown and bloomed under the shade of a trellised peach tree, in a small house, without artificial heat, where it not only did well, but vied with the violets for effectiveness.

The ghost of his head bloomed through his nostrils, its mouth open, howling static.

Scorned by the One God of whose son he was begotten, Elua trod with bare feet on the bosom of his mother Earth and wandered singing, and where he went, flowers bloomed in his footprints.

Only a few early flowers bloomed, intrepid and pale, but there was a warble of birdsong, giving promise of summer to come.

It was astonishing to see how the lineaments bloomed beneath the sure gestures of his crabbed hands.

A few gallant rose bushes bloomed among the tangles of unpruned fruit trees, and rotting apples littered the grounds, chewed to pieces by insects.

Around them the garden bloomed with pink flowers and gurgled with the sounds of crystalline fountains.

Beauty had planted there spilt over the corners of the beds at their feet, and the roses bloomed everywhere round them, silhouetted in the faint light, and the white roses were shimmers in the gloom.

The white walls were bloomed with shadows and reflections, and the curtains of gold and orange Florentine brocade were only partly drawn, so that at each window there showed between them an oblong of that mysterious blue which the night assumes to those who look on it from lit rooms.

The plants of rigidness, answered question and squeeze, Revealing wherefore it bloomed, uninviting, bent, Yet making harmony breathe of life and disease, The deeper chord of a wonderful instrument.

I had not bid for beautifuller hours Had I not found the door so near unsealed, Nor hoped, had you not filled my arms with flowers, For that one flower that bloomed too far afield.

It was as if a flower, which he had last seen in close and elegant shape, had bloomed in full perfection.

The sea-freshened air brought with it the fragrance of jasmine which bloomed alongside the veranda, mingled with the tantalizing aroma of hot, glazed meats, bread, brewed coffee, and tangy fresh fruits that graced the table for the morning meal and presented to Captain Beauchamp as he paused in the doorway a most heavenly scent after long months of sea fare.