- a flower, especially one cultivated for its beauty；the state or period of flowering
- produce flowers; be in flower；come into or be in full beauty or health; flourish
verb: bloom, 3rd person present: blooms, gerund or present participle: blooming, past tense: bloomed, past participle: bloomed
noun: bloom, plural noun: blooms
- 1. a flower, especially one cultivated for its beauty an exotic bloom 同義詞
- ▪ the state or period of flowering the apple trees were in bloom
- ▪ the state or period of greatest beauty, freshness, or vigour I am no longer in the bloom of youth 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ a youthful or healthy glow in a person's complexion her face had lost its usual bloom 同義詞
- 2. a delicate powdery surface deposit on certain fresh fruits, leaves, or stems the bloom on a plum
- ▪ a greyish-white appearance on chocolate caused by cocoa butter rising to the surface.
- ▪ short for algal bloom
- 3. a full, bright sound in a recording the remastering has lost some of the bloom of the strings
- 1. produce flowers; be in flower a chalk pit where cowslips bloomed 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ come into or be in full beauty or health; flourish the children had bloomed in the soft Devonshire air 同義詞
- ▪ (of fire, colour, or light) become radiant and glowing colour bloomed in her cheeks
- 2. technical coat (a lens) with a special surface layer so as to reduce reflection from its surface.