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blos·som

 (blŏs′əm)
n.
1. A flower or cluster of flowers.
2. The condition or time of flowering: peach trees in blossom.
3. A condition or period of maximum development. See Synonyms at bloom1.
intr.v. blos·somed, blos·som·ing, blos·soms
1. To come into flower; bloom.
2. To develop; flourish: The child blossomed into a beauty.

[Middle English, from Old English blōstm; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

blos′som·y adj.

blossom

(ˈblɒsəm)
n
1. (Botany) the flower or flowers of a plant, esp conspicuous flowers producing edible fruit
2. the time or period of flowering (esp in the phrases in blossom, in full blossom)
vb (intr)
3. (Botany) (of plants) to come into flower
4. to develop or come to a promising stage: youth had blossomed into maturity.
[Old English blōstm; related to Middle Low German blōsem, Latin flōs flower]
ˈblossoming n, adj
ˈblossomless adj
ˈblossomy adj

blos•som

(ˈblɒs əm)
n.
1. the flower of a plant, esp. of one producing an edible fruit.
2. the state of flowering.
v.i.
3. to produce or yield blossoms.
4. to open up; bloom.
5. to develop successfully; flourish (often fol. by into or out).
6. to appear; become manifest.
[before 900; Middle English blosme, blossem, Old English blōstm(a), blōsma flower]
blos′som•y, adj.

blossom


Past participle: blossomed
Gerund: blossoming

Imperative
blossom
blossom
Present
I blossom
you blossom
he/she/it blossoms
we blossom
you blossom
they blossom
Preterite
I blossomed
you blossomed
he/she/it blossomed
we blossomed
you blossomed
they blossomed
Present Continuous
I am blossoming
you are blossoming
he/she/it is blossoming
we are blossoming
you are blossoming
they are blossoming
Present Perfect
I have blossomed
you have blossomed
he/she/it has blossomed
we have blossomed
you have blossomed
they have blossomed
Past Continuous
I was blossoming
you were blossoming
he/she/it was blossoming
we were blossoming
you were blossoming
they were blossoming
Past Perfect
I had blossomed
you had blossomed
he/she/it had blossomed
we had blossomed
you had blossomed
they had blossomed
Future
I will blossom
you will blossom
he/she/it will blossom
we will blossom
you will blossom
they will blossom
Future Perfect
I will have blossomed
you will have blossomed
he/she/it will have blossomed
we will have blossomed
you will have blossomed
they will have blossomed
Future Continuous
I will be blossoming
you will be blossoming
he/she/it will be blossoming
we will be blossoming
you will be blossoming
they will be blossoming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blossoming
you have been blossoming
he/she/it has been blossoming
we have been blossoming
you have been blossoming
they have been blossoming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blossoming
you will have been blossoming
he/she/it will have been blossoming
we will have been blossoming
you will have been blossoming
they will have been blossoming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blossoming
you had been blossoming
he/she/it had been blossoming
we had been blossoming
you had been blossoming
they had been blossoming
Conditional
I would blossom
you would blossom
he/she/it would blossom
we would blossom
you would blossom
they would blossom
Past Conditional
I would have blossomed
you would have blossomed
he/she/it would have blossomed
we would have blossomed
you would have blossomed
they would have blossomed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blossom - reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful partsblossom - reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
angiosperm, flowering plant - plants having seeds in a closed ovary
floret, floweret - a diminutive flower (especially one that is part of a composite flower)
apetalous flower - flower having no petals
inflorescence - the flowering part of a plant or arrangement of flowers on a stalk
ray floret, ray flower - small flower with a flat strap-shaped corolla usually occupying the peripheral rings of a composite flower
bud - a partially opened flower
stamen - the male reproductive organ of a flower
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
pistil - the female ovule-bearing part of a flower composed of ovary and style and stigma
carpel - a simple pistil or one element of a compound pistil
ovary - the organ that bears the ovules of a flower
floral leaf - a modified leaf that is part of a flower
chlamys, floral envelope, perianth, perigone, perigonium - collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils
chrysanthemum - the flower of a chrysanthemum plant
2.blossom - the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
golden age - a time period when some activity or skill was at its peak; "it was the golden age of cinema"
Verb1.blossom - produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed"
develop - grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time"
effloresce, burst forth - come into or as if into flower; "These manifestations effloresced in the past"
2.blossom - develop or come to a promising stageblossom - develop or come to a promising stage; "Youth blossomed into maturity"
develop - grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time"

blossom

noun
1. flower, bloom, bud, efflorescence, floret the blossoms of plants, shrubs and trees
verb
1. bloom, grow, develop, mature Why do some people take longer than others to blossom?
2. succeed, progress, thrive, flourish, prosper His musical career blossomed.
3. flower, bloom, bud Rain begins to fall and peach trees blossom.

blossom

noun
1. The showy reproductive structure of a plant:
2. A condition or time of vigor and freshness:
verb
1. To bear flowers:
2. To grow rapidly and luxuriantly:
Translations
زَهْرَةزِهْرَةٌ، نُوّارَةُ الثَّمَرَةِيَزْدَهِرُ، يَتَطَوَّرُ، يُنَوِّرُيُزْهِرُينوّر، يُزهر
kvéstkvětrozkvéstrozkvět
blomstreblomstringfolde sig udblomst
kukkiakukoistaakukintakukintokukka
beharcvatcvijetcvjetati
blóm, blómsturblómstra
花が咲く
꽃이 피다
pražystižydintis
uzplauktziedētzieds
rozkvitnúť
cvetrazcveteti se
blomma
ดอกไม้พัฒนา เติบโต
hoara hoa

blossom

[ˈblɒsəm]
A. N (= collective) → flores fpl; (= single) → flor f
in blossomen flor
B. VI [tree] → florecer (fig) → florecer, llegar a su apogeo
it blossomed into lovese transformó en amor
blossom out VI + ADV (fig) [person] → alcanzar su plenitud, florecer

blossom

[ˈblɒsəm]
n (= flowers) → fleurs fpl
cherry blossom → fleurs de cerisier
vi
[plant, tree] → fleurir
[person] → s'épanouir
to blossom into sth [person, thing] → devenir qch

blossom

nBlüte f; in blossomin Blüte
vi
(tree, plant)blühen
(fig, relationship) → blühen; (person, trade etc also)aufblühen; to blossom into somethingzu etw aufblühen; (person also)zu etw erblühen (geh); (relationship)zu etw wachsen

blossom

[ˈblɒsəm]
1. n (with pl sense) → fiori mpl; (single flower) → fiore m
apple blossom → fiori di melo
2. vifiorire
to blossom into (fig) → diventare

blossom

(ˈblosəm) noun
flowers, especially of a fruit tree. beautiful blossom; apple blossom.
verb
1. to develop flowers. My plant has blossomed.
2. to flourish. She blossomed into a beautiful woman.
ˈblossoming adjective

blossom

زَهْرَة, يُزْهِرُ kvést, květ blomstre, blomstring aufblühen, Blüte ανθίζω, μπουμπούκι flor, florecer kukinto, kukkia fleur, fleurir cvat, cvjetati fiorire, fioritura, 花が咲く, 꽃이 피다 bloesem, ontbloeien blomst, blomstre kwiecie, rozkwitnąć desabrochar, flor de árvore преуспевать, цветок blomma ดอกไม้, พัฒนา เติบโต çiçek açmak, tomurcuk hoa, ra hoa 开花
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In May and June come pinks of all sorts, specially the blushpink; roses of all kinds, except the musk, which comes later; honeysuckles; strawberries; bugloss; columbine; the French marigold, flos Africanus; cherry-tree in fruit; ribes; figs in fruit; rasps; vineflowers; lavender in flowers; the sweet satyrian, with the white flower; herba muscaria; lilium convallium; the apple-tree in blossom.
The night was so very still that one should have been able to hear the whisper of roses in blossom -- the laughter of daisies -- the piping of grasses -- many sweet sounds, all tangled up together.
In spring- time how that naughty tree used to flash its silver nakedness of blossom for miles across the furze and scattered birches!
When the bean-vines began to flower on the poles, there was one particular variety which bore a vivid scarlet blossom.
Sadly they watched over every bird and blossom which she had loved, and strove to be like her in kindly words and deeds.
There has been no time like them since, though there have been smiling and prosperous times a plenty; for then I was in the blossom of my youth, and what I had not I could hope for without unreason, for I had so much of that which I had most desired.
Of course, it won't always be in blossom, but one can imagine that it is, can't one?
But he came back in the spring time from his long captivity; and when he heard that she was dead he sought her grave to mourn her, and lo, under the dead leaves of the old year he found sweet sprays of a blossom never seen before, and knew that it was a message of love and remembrance from his dark-eyed sweet-heart.
In the first ecstasy of having a garden all my own, and in my burning impatience to make the waste places blossom like a rose, I did one warm Sunday in last year's April during the servants' dinner hour, doubly secure from the gardener by the day and the dinner, slink out with a spade and a rake and feverishly dig a little piece of ground and break it up and sow surreptitious ipomaea, and run back very hot and guilty into the house, and get into a chair and behind a book and look languid just in time to save my reputation.
It may serve, let us hope, to symbolise some sweet moral blossom that may be found along the track, or relieve the darkening close of a tale of human frailty and sorrow
For with eyes made clear by many tears, and a heart softened by the tenderest sorrow, she recognized the beauty of her sister's life--uneventful, unambitious, yet full of the genuine virtues which `smell sweet, and blossom in the dust', the self-forgetfulness that makes the humblest on earth remembered soonest in heaven, the true success which is possible to all.
Down here where I am the broken-bottle vine cometh up as a flower, the celluloid collar blossoms as the rose, and the tin-can tree brings forth after its kind.