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Bloom vs. Flourish

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  • Bloom (noun)

    A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud.

  • Bloom (noun)

    Flowers, collectively.

  • Bloom (noun)

    The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open.

    "The cherry trees are in bloom."

  • Bloom (noun)

    A state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigor/vigour; an opening to higher perfection, analogous to that of buds into blossoms.

    "the bloom of youth"

  • Bloom (noun)

    The delicate, powdery coating upon certain growing or newly-gathered fruits or leaves, as on grapes, plums, etc.

  • Bloom (noun)

    Anything giving an appearance of attractive freshness.

  • Bloom (noun)

    The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.

  • Bloom (noun)

    A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather.

  • Bloom (noun)

    A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals.

    "the rose-red cobalt bloom"

  • Bloom (noun)

    A white area of cocoa butter that forms on the surface of chocolate when warmed and cooled.

  • Bloom (noun)

    An undesirable halo effect that may occur when a very bright region is displayed next to a very dark region of the screen.

  • Bloom (noun)

    The spongy mass of metal formed in a furnace by the smelting process.

  • Bloom (verb)

    To cause to blossom; to make flourish.

  • Bloom (verb)

    To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant.

  • Bloom (verb)

    Of a plant, to produce blooms; to open its blooms.

  • Bloom (verb)

    Of a person, business, etc, to flourish; to be in a state of healthful, growing youth and vigour; to show beauty and freshness.

  • Flourish (verb)

    To thrive or grow well.

    "The barley flourished in the warm weather."

  • Flourish (verb)

    To prosper or fare well.

    "The town flourished with the coming of the railway."

    "The cooperation flourished as the customers rushed in the business."

  • Flourish (verb)

    To be in a period of greatest influence.

    "His writing flourished before the war."

  • Flourish (verb)

    To develop; to make thrive; to expand.

  • Flourish (verb)

    To make bold, sweeping movements with.

    "They flourished the banner as they stormed the palace."

  • Flourish (verb)

    To make bold and sweeping, fanciful, or wanton movements, by way of ornament, parade, bravado, etc.; to play with fantastic and irregular motion.

  • Flourish (verb)

    To use florid language; to indulge in rhetorical figures and lofty expressions.

  • Flourish (verb)

    To make ornamental strokes with the pen; to write graceful, decorative figures.

  • Flourish (verb)

    To adorn with beautiful figures or rhetoric; to ornament with anything showy; to embellish.

  • Flourish (verb)

    To execute an irregular or fanciful strain of music, by way of ornament or prelude.

  • Flourish (verb)

    To boast; to vaunt; to brag.

  • Flourish (noun)

    A dramatic gesture such as the waving of a flag.

    "With many flourishes of the captured banner, they marched down the avenue."

  • Flourish (noun)

    An ornamentation.

    "His signature ended with a flourish."

  • Flourish (noun)

    A ceremonious passage such as a fanfare.

    "The trumpets blew a flourish as they entered the church."

  • Flourish (noun)

    A decorative embellishment on a building.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Bloom (noun)

    A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud; flowers, collectively.

  • Bloom (noun)

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

  • Bloom (noun)

    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.

  • Bloom (noun)

    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.

  • Bloom (noun)

    The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.

  • Bloom (noun)

    A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather.

  • Bloom (noun)

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

  • Bloom (noun)

    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.

  • Bloom (verb)

    To produce or yield blossoms; to blossom; to flower or be in flower.

  • Bloom (verb)

    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.

  • Bloom

    To cause to blossom; to make flourish.

  • Bloom

    To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant.

  • Flourish (verb)

    To grow luxuriantly; to increase and enlarge, as a healthy growing plant; a thrive.

  • Flourish (verb)

    To be prosperous; to increase in wealth, honor, comfort, happiness, or whatever is desirable; to thrive; to be prominent and influental; specifically, of authors, painters, etc., to be in a state of activity or production.

  • Flourish (verb)

    To use florid language; to indulge in rhetorical figures and lofty expressions; to be flowery.

  • Flourish (verb)

    To make bold and sweeping, fanciful, or wanton movements, by way of ornament, parade, bravado, etc.; to play with fantastic and irregular motion.

  • Flourish (verb)

    To make ornamental strokes with the pen; to write graceful, decorative figures.

  • Flourish (verb)

    To execute an irregular or fanciful strain of music, by way of ornament or prelude.

  • Flourish (verb)

    To boast; to vaunt; to brag.

  • Flourish

    To adorn with flowers orbeautiful figures, either natural or artificial; to ornament with anything showy; to embellish.

  • Flourish

    To embellish with the flowers of diction; to adorn with rhetorical figures; to grace with ostentatious eloquence; to set off with a parade of words.

  • Flourish

    To move in bold or irregular figures; to swing about in circles or vibrations by way of show or triumph; to brandish.

  • Flourish

    To develop; to make thrive; to expand.

  • Flourish (noun)

    A flourishing condition; prosperity; vigor.

  • Flourish (noun)

    Decoration; ornament; beauty.

  • Flourish (noun)

    Something made or performed in a fanciful, wanton, or vaunting manner, by way of ostentation, to excite admiration, etc.; ostentatious embellishment; ambitious copiousness or amplification; parade of words and figures; show; as, a flourish of rhetoric or of wit.

  • Flourish (noun)

    A fanciful stroke of the pen or graver; a merely decorative figure.

  • Flourish (noun)

    A fantastic or decorative musical passage; a strain of triumph or bravado, not forming part of a regular musical composition; a cal; a fanfare.

  • Flourish (noun)

    The waving of a weapon or other thing; a brandishing; as, the flourish of a sword.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Bloom (noun)

    the organic process of bearing flowers;

    "you will stop all bloom if you let the flowers go to seed"

  • Bloom (noun)

    reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts

  • Bloom (noun)

    the best time of youth

  • Bloom (noun)

    a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health

  • Bloom (noun)

    the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

  • Bloom (noun)

    a powdery deposit on a surface

  • Bloom (verb)

    produce or yield flowers;

    "The cherry tree bloomed"

  • Flourish (noun)

    a showy gesture;

    "she entered with a great flourish"

  • Flourish (noun)

    an ornamental embellishment in writing

  • Flourish (noun)

    a display of ornamental speech or language

  • Flourish (noun)

    the act of waving

  • Flourish (noun)

    (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments;

    "he entered to a flourish of trumpets"

    "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"

  • Flourish (verb)

    grow stronger;

    "The economy was booming"

  • Flourish (verb)

    gain in wealth

  • Flourish (verb)

    move or swing back and forth;

    "She waved her gun"

Princeton's WordNet

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