What does the word bloom mean?

Usage examples for bloom

  1. 21. Look for the flower to bloom in the silence that follows the storm not till then. – Light On The Path and Through the Gates of Gold by Mabel Collins
  2. By no means in her first bloom, I assure you. – More About Peggy by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
  3. But it seems they are hard to raise for now I have one left, which will soon bloom. – The Mayflower, January, 1905 by Various