Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

bloom

 - definitions and thesaurus
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
noun bloom pronunciation in British English /bluːm/
Word Forms
Close
singularbloom
pluralblooms

Related words

  1. 1
    [countable] mainly literary a flower
    It produces white, pink, or red blooms, with dark green foliage.
    1. a.
      [uncountable] a lot of flowers or plants together
      the bright bloom of the wild flowers in spring
  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] the time or the condition of being young, healthy, and attractive
    She had lost a good deal of her bloom and bounce.
    the bloom of youth/health: a young man still in the bloom of youth
    Synonyms and related words
  3. 3
    [singular/uncountable] the healthy look of someones skin
    She had a healthy bloom in her cheeks.
  4. 4
    [singular/uncountable] a very thin white layer that forms on the surface of some fruits and plants
    Synonyms and related words

phrase

free-from

used to describe foods which don't contain ingredients such as wheat, dairy products etc …

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

red market

the buying and selling of human organs

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog