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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.


Blooming \Bloom"ing\, n. (Metal.) The process of making blooms from the ore or from cast iron.


Blooming \Bloom"ing\, a.

  1. Opening in blossoms; flowering.

  2. Thriving in health, beauty, and vigor; indicating the freshness and beauties of youth or health.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., present participle adjective from bloom (v.). Meaning "full-blown" (often a euphemism for bloody) is attested from 1882.

  1. 1 Opening in blossoms; flowering. 2 Thriving in health, beauty, and vigor, vigour; indicating the freshness and beauties of youth or health. 3 (context British euphemistic English) bloody (''in its vulgar senses''). adv. (label en euphemistic often followed by ''well'') bloody; bleeding; extremely. n. The act by which something blooms. v

  2. (present participle of bloom English)


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), fucking(a)]


n. the organic process of bearing flowers; "you will stop all bloom if you let the flowers go to seed" [syn: bloom]

Blooming (album)

Blooming is the first compilation album by Ami Suzuki as a disc jockey, released on July 21, 2010. Blooming is the first mixtape album by Ami Suzuki under the name "DJ Ami Suzuki".

The album includes songs that Suzuki plays in her DJ sets since 2009 in a non-stop format, including various popular house songs by several overseas artists, and songs from Japanese artists as well, specially those related to Avex's "House Nation" movement. The English version of " Kiss Kiss Kiss" was the only song performed by Suzuki that was included in the album.

Usage examples of "blooming".

The chamber was alive with plants and blooming flowers, colors and varieties Gilwyn had never seen.

She gazed at him with new approval when she stopped, the lush, responsive tissues of her dark face turning darker still and blooming somnolently with a swelling and beautifying infusion of blood.

If Bernard was blooming, his bloom at this juncture must have deepened, and in so doing indeed have contributed an even brighter tint to his expression of salubrious happiness.

Now, as this splendid knight rode nearer, contemptuous of his brawny captors, Robin stared to see that on his helmet he wore a wreath of flowers, while lance and sword, mace and battle-axe were wreathed in blooming roses.

The tulip bulbs that Marcie had planted the year before were blooming along the path leading to the front door.

The rest thundered on, over grasses, through patches of blooming milkwort waving in the wind.

Fungal growths were blooming out of cracks in the concrete, moonscape mattresses of slime.

He knew that in their different ways, they would work to restore Telos to the busy, peaceful, blooming world it had been.

Though by now she was into her third trimester and not as comfortable or blooming as she had been during her second, her own needs did not matter.

The thick air was wet, steamy and so redolent of blooming orchids as to almost stagger the still unthawed Snay bin Wazir.

In the courtyard below the bloodflowers were in bud, a few already blooming.

Although it was fall in the land I came from, Miller Damon was lush with blooming vines and flowering cactuses and ivies with shiny leaves that climbed the sandstone-colored bricks of the low buildings with their terra-cotta roofs.

For just one moment he smelled green grass, flowers blooming, felt Cera in his arms.

Martian springtimes of flash floods and heavier atmosphere from evaporating carbon dioxide came farther apart, and finally stopped, and the cysts ceased blooming.

The Rose was for the Initiates the living and blooming symbol of the revelation of the harmonies of being.