|Noah Webster's 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.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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. (WEY YLT)
Exodus 9:31 The flax and the barley were struck, for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was in bloom. (WEB JPS ASV NIV)
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. (DBY)
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! (DBY)
Song of Songs 2:15 Take us the foxes, The little foxes, that spoil the vineyards; For our vineyards are in bloom. (DBY NIV)
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 -- (See NAS RSV NIV)
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. (DBY NAS RSV NIV)
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)