bloom [-s] n

ME < ON blóm, flower, blossom, and blómi, bloom, prosperity.

  1. Spring; season of growth; time of renewal; [fig.] resurrection; restoration; hope of eternal life.
  2. Poem; verse; lyric.
  3. Pastoral beauty; natural splendor; [fig.] April; springtime.
  4. Blossom; expanded flower; colored portion of a plant consisting of stamens, pistils, corolla, and calyx; culminating beauty of a plant before going to fruit.
  5. Blossoming; state of growth; development of a plant; [fig.] life; vitality; vigor; strength.

bloom [-ed, -ing] v

ME blomen; see bloom, n.

  1. Grow; prosper; burgeon; expand; come into full beauty; [fig.] resurrect; return from death to life.
  2. Flourish; thrive; blossom; produce flowers; [fig.] live; (see Numbers 17:8).
  3. Emerge; come out of a cocoon; [fig.] resurrect.