Definition of Flower in English :

Define Flower in English

Flower meaning in English

Meaning of Flower in English

Pronunciation of Flower in English

Flower pronunciation in English

Pronounce Flower in English


see synonyms of flower


1. flower

a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms

2. bloom, blossom, flower

reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts

3. bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flower, flush, heyday, peak, prime

the period of greatest prosperity or productivity


4. bloom, blossom, flower

produce or yield flowers

Example Sentences:
'The cherry tree bloomed'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of flower
a bloom or blossom on a plant
a plant that bears blooms or blossoms
the reproductive structure of angiosperm plants, consisting normally of stamens and carpels surrounded by petals and sepals all borne on the receptacle (one or more of these structures may be absent). In some plants it is conspicuous and brightly coloured and attracts insects or other animals for pollination
▶ Related adjective: floral ▶ Related prefix: antho-
any similar reproductive structure in other plants
the prime; peak
in the flower of his youth
the choice or finest product, part, or representative
the flower of the young men
a decoration or embellishment
7. printing
a type ornament, used with others in borders, chapter headings, etc
8. Also called: fleuron
an embellishment or ornamental symbol depicting a flower
9. (plural)
fine powder, usually produced by sublimation
flowers of sulphur
10. (intransitive)
to produce flowers; bloom
11. (intransitive)
to reach full growth or maturity
12. (transitive)
to deck or decorate with flowers or floral designs

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see synonyms of flower
the seed-producing structure of an angiosperm, consisting of a shortened stem usually bearing four layers of organs, with the leaflike sepals, colorful petals, and pollen-bearing stamens unfolding around the pistils
a blossom; bloom
the reproductive structure of any plant
a plant cultivated for its blossoms; flowering plant
the best or finest part or example
the flower of a country's youth
the best period of a person or thing; time of flourishing
something decorative; esp., a figure of speech
6.  [pl.]; Chemistry
a substance in powder form, made from condensed vapors
flowers of sulfur
verb intransitive
to produce blossoms; bloom
to reach the best or most vigorous stage
his genius flowered early
verb transitive
to decorate with flowers or floral patterns

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of flower
a. The reproductive structure of angiosperms, characteristically having either specialized male or female organs or both male and female organs, such as stamens and a pistil, enclosed in an outer envelope of petals and sepals.
b. Such a structure having showy or colorful parts; a blossom.
c. A flower head.
2. A plant that is cultivated or appreciated for its blossoms.
3. The condition or a time of having developed flowers: The azaleas were in full flower.
4. The period of highest development or greatest vigor. See Synonyms at bloom1.
5. The highest example or best representative: the flower of our generation.
6. A natural development or outgrowth: "His attitude was simply a flower of his general good nature" (Henry James).
7. flowers Chemistry A fine powder produced by condensation or sublimation of a compound.
v. flow·ered, flow·er·ing, flow·ers
1. To produce a flower or flowers; blossom.
2. To develop naturally or fully; mature: His artistic talents flowered early.
To decorate with flowers or with a floral pattern.

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