1. the organic process of bearing flowers;
- Example: "you will stop all bloom if you let the flowers go to seed"
[syn: blooming, bloom]
1. informal intensifiers;
- Example: "what a bally (or blinking) nuisance"
- Example: "a bloody fool"
- Example: "a crashing bore"
- Example: "you flaming idiot"
[syn: bally(a), blinking(a), bloody(a), blooming(a), crashing(a), flaming(a), fucking(a)]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bloom \Bloom\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bloomed; p. pr. & vb. n. Blooming.] 1. To produce or yield blossoms; to blossom; to flower or be in flower. [1913 Webster] A flower which once In Paradise, fast by the tree of life, Began to bloom. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] A better country blooms to view, Beneath a brighter sky. --Logan. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blooming \Bloom"ing\, n. (Metal.) The process of making blooms from the ore or from cast iron. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blooming \Bloom"ing\, a. 1. Opening in blossoms; flowering. [1913 Webster] 2. Thriving in health, beauty, and vigor; indicating the freshness and beauties of youth or health. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
18 Moby Thesaurus words for "blooming": absolute, blamed, blankety-blank, blasted, bleeding, blinking, bloody, complete, consummate, cursed, damnable, execrable, infernal, out-and-out, outright, rank, ruddy, unmitigated