- 1[intransitive] to produce flowers synonym flower Most roses will begin to bloom from late May. Tulips were blooming as far as the eye could see.
- 2[intransitive] to become healthy, happy or confident synonym blossom The children had bloomed during their stay on the farm. She was blooming with good health. See related entries: Happiness, Good health Word Origin Middle English: from Old Norse blóm
BrE BrE//bluːm//; NAmE NAmE//bluːm//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bloom
BrE BrE//bluːm//; NAmE NAmE//bluːm//he / she / it blooms
BrE BrE//bluːmz//; NAmE NAmE//bluːmz//past simple bloomed
BrE BrE//bluːmd//; NAmE NAmE//bluːmd//past participle bloomed
BrE BrE//bluːmd//; NAmE NAmE//bluːmd//-ing form blooming
BrE BrE//ˈbluːmɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbluːmɪŋ//Happiness, Good health