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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud; flowers, collectively.

2. (n.) The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open; as, the cherry trees are in bloom.

3. (n.) 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.

4. (n.) 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.

5. (n.) The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.

6. (n.) A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather.

7. (n.) A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals; as, the rose-red cobalt bloom.

8. (v. i.) To produce or yield blossoms; to blossom; to flower or be in flower.

9. (v. i.) 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.

10. (v. t.) To cause to blossom; to make flourish.

11. (v. t.) To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant.

12. (n.) 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.

13. (n.) A large bar of steel formed directly from an ingot by hammering or rolling, being a preliminary shape for further working.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

bloom, blos'-um.


5230. huperakmos -- past the bloom of youth
... past the bloom of youth. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: huperakmos Phonetic
Spelling: (hoop-er'-ak-mos) Short Definition: past the bloom of youth ...
// - 6k

438. anthos -- a flower
... a flower. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: anthos Phonetic Spelling:
(anth'-os) Short Definition: bloom, flower Definition: bloom, possibly a ...
// - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
5340b. natsats -- to bloom, blossom
... 5340a, 5340b. natsats. 5341 . to bloom, blossom. Transliteration: natsats
Short Definition: bloomed. Word Origin denominative verb ...
/hebrew/5340b.htm - 5k

6692. tsuwts -- to blossom, shine, sparkle
... tsuwts. 6692a . to blossom, shine, sparkle. Transliteration: tsuwts Phonetic Spelling:
(tsoots) Short Definition: bloom. bloom, blossom, flourish, show self ...
/hebrew/6692.htm - 5k

5006. naats -- to spurn, treat with contempt
... A primitive root; to scorn; or (Ecclesiastes 12:5) by interchange for nuwts, to
bloom -- abhor, (give occasion to) blaspheme, contemn, despise, flourish, X ...
/hebrew/5006.htm - 6k

6732. Tsits -- a pass between the Dead Sea and Jer.
... NASB Word Usage Ziz (1). Ziz. The same as tsiyts; bloom; Tsits, a place in Palestine --
Ziz. see HEBREW tsiyts. 6731b, 6732. Tsits. 6733 . Strong's Numbers
/hebrew/6732.htm - 6k

6525. perach -- a bud, sprout
... blossom, bud, flower. From parach; a calyx (natural or artificial); generally, bloom --
blossom, bud, flower. see HEBREW parach. 6524c, 6525. perach. 6526 ...
/hebrew/6525.htm - 6k

6524. parach -- to bud, sprout, shoot
... A primitive root; to break forth as a bud, ie Bloom; generally, to spread; specifically,
to fly (as extending the wings); figuratively, to flourish -- X abroad ...
/hebrew/6524.htm - 5k

8247. shaqed -- almond (tree)
... almond tree. From shaqad; the almond (tree or nut; as being the earliest in bloom) --
almond (tree). see HEBREW shaqad. 8246, 8247. shaqed. 8248 . ...
/hebrew/8247.htm - 6k


My California Trip
... Roses were in bloom, geraniums formed a fence around some of the buildings, all
nature was in the height of its beauty. ... The tree has no flowers, or bloom. ...
/.../cole/trials and triumphs of faith/chapter xvii my california trip.htm

Letter Xci. (AD 408. )
... if, for the sake of that country which we desire never to leave, we cause some distress
to that country which you desire to leave in the full bloom of honour ...
/.../augustine/the confessions and letters of st/letter xci a d 408.htm

Touching Jacob, However, that which He did at his Mother's Bidding ...
... For when he speaks of waving corn-fields, of vines putting forth gems, [2417] of
the bloom of youth, of snowy hairs; without doubt the waves, the gems, the ...
/.../augustine/against lying/section 24 touching jacob however.htm

The Leafless Tree
... naked and bare, without any sign of life, its roots buried in the hard and frozen
soil, and its naked branches exposed to every blast, without a bloom or a bud ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 3 1857/the leafless tree.htm

He Careth for You
... To the one it is only one plant out of many, but to the other it has a special meaning
and attraction and worth, because its bloom and fragrance are the result ...
// talks/talk fifty-two he careth for.htm

The Angel
... flies away over all the places the child has loved, and picks quite a handful of
flowers, which he carries up to the Almighty, that they may bloom in heaven ...
/.../ stories and religious classics/the angel.htm

The Outcast
... Nor the desolate place rejoice". Nor as the rose did the desert bloom,. ... Where His
feet went before. Thou carest not that the rose should bloom,. ...
/.../bevan/hymns of ter steegen suso and others/the outcast.htm

... Spring. Pleasing spring again is here! Trees and fields in bloom appear; Hark! ... There
no chilling blasts annoy,. All is love, and bloom, and joy. Footnotes: ...
// hymns/hymn 33 spring.htm

The Body Dies; the Soul Suffers no Decay.
... But ere a second spring they fly; Our life is longer than their bloom,. Our bloom
is sweeter,"yet we die. Stars, like Spring-flowers, shall pass away; ...
/.../montgomery/sacred poems and hymns/hymn ccxxiii the body dies.htm

Letter cccxlii. Basil to Libanius.
... I have even heard it said about roses by some one, perhaps in jest, or, it may be,
even in earnest, that nature has furnished the bloom with those delicate ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/letter cccxlii basil to libanius.htm

Bloom (9 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of
having the flowers open; as, the cherry trees are in bloom. ...
/b/bloom.htm - 11k

Blossom (23 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The flower of a plant, or the essential organs of reproduction, with their
appendages; florescence; bloom; the flowers of a plant, collectively; as ...
/b/blossom.htm - 14k

Flower (33 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) In the popular sense, the bloom or blossom of a plant; the showy portion,
usually of a different color, shape, and texture from the foliage. ...
/f/flower.htm - 18k

Almond (7 Occurrences)
... white hair of age. An almond tree in full bloom upon a distant hillside
has a certain likeness to a head of white hair. 2. A Rod ...
/a/almond.htm - 14k

Flowers (42 Occurrences)
... FLOWERS. flou'-erz (BLOOM, BLOSSOM, etc.): (1) gibh`ol, literally, "a small cup,"
hence, calyx or corolla of a flower (Exodus 9:31, "The flax was in bloom"). ...
/f/flowers.htm - 22k

Flax (11 Occurrences)
... FLAX. flaks pesheth, also pishtah; linon (Matthew 12:20)): The above Hebrew words
are applied (1) to the plant: "The flax was in bloom" (the King James Version ...
/f/flax.htm - 13k

Bolled (1 Occurrence)
... Coverdale (1535). The Revised Version has in the margin "was in bloom,"
which is the more probable rendering of the Hebrew word. It ...
/b/bolled.htm - 7k

Youth (169 Occurrences)
... 1 Corinthians 7:36 If, however, a father thinks he is acting unbecomingly towards
his still unmarried daughter if she be past the bloom of her youth, and so ...
/y/youth.htm - 37k

Lily (9 Occurrences)
... of the Bible), "if, in the wondrous richness of bloom which characterizes the land
of Israel in spring, any one plant can claim pre-eminence, it is the anemone ...
/l/lily.htm - 15k

Winter (22 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). Song of Songs 2:13 The fig-tree
melloweth her winter figs, And the vines in bloom give forth their fragrance. ...
/w/winter.htm - 14k

Bloom (9 Occurrences)

1 Corinthians 7:36
If, however, a father thinks he is acting unbecomingly towards his still unmarried daughter if she be past the bloom of her youth, and so the matter is urgent, let him do what she desires; he commits no sin; she and her suitor should be allowed to marry.

Exodus 9:31
The flax and the barley were struck, for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was in bloom.

Psalms 72:16
There shall be abundance of corn in the earth, upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon; and they of the city shall bloom like the herb of the earth.

Song of Songs 2:13
The fig-tree melloweth her winter figs, And the vines in bloom give forth their fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away!

Song of Songs 2:15
Take us the foxes, The little foxes, that spoil the vineyards; For our vineyards are in bloom.

Song of Songs 6:11
Unto a garden of nuts I went down, To look on the buds of the valley, To see whither the vine had flourished, The pomegranates had blossomed --

Song of Songs 7:12
We will go up early to the vineyards, We will see if the vine hath budded, If the blossom is opening, And the pomegranates are in bloom: There will I give thee my loves.

Isaiah 35:2
It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice, even with joy and singing; the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon; they shall see the glory of the LORD, the excellency of our God.
(See NIV)

Nahum 1:4
He rebukes the sea, and makes it dry, and dries up all the rivers. Bashan languishes, and Carmel; and the flower of Lebanon languishes.
(See RSV)



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