bloom / bloōm/ • n. 1. a flower, esp. one cultivated for its beauty: an exotic bloom. ∎ the state or period of flowering: the apple trees were in bloom. ∎ the state or period of greatest beauty, freshness, or vigor: a young girl, still in the bloom of youth. 2. [in sing.] a youthful or healthy glow in a person's complexion: her face had lost its usual bloom. 3. a delicate powdery surface deposit on certain fresh fruits, leaves, or stems. ∎ a rapid growth of microscopic algae or cyanobacteria in water, often resulting in a colored scum on the surface. ∎ a grayish-white appearance on chocolate caused by cocoa butter rising to the surface. • v. [intr.] produce flowers; be in flower: a rose tree bloomed on a ruined wall. ∎ come into or be in full beauty or health; flourish: she bloomed as an actress under his tutelage. bloom2 • n. a mass of iron, steel, or other metal hammered or rolled into a thick bar for further working. ∎ hist. an unworked mass of puddled iron. • v. [tr.] [usu. as n.] (blooming) make (metal) into such a mass.
Bloom ★★ Bl.m 2003 (R)
Rookie director Walsh's drab take of James Joyce's revered 1922 “Ulysses” lays out the events of Leopold Bloom's (Rea) daylong journey on June 16th, 1904 in Dublin as he deals with his wife Molly's (Ball) affair and serves as young poet Stephen's (O'Conor) mentor. 108m/C VHS, DVD . Stephen Rea, Angeline Ball, Hugh O'Conor, Neili Con-roy, Eoin McCarthy, Britta Smith, Paul Ronan, Alan Devlin, Alvaro Lucchesi, Maria Hayden, Mark Hu-berman, Kenneth McDonnell, Andrew McGibney, Dan Colley, Des Braiden, Donncha Crowley, Howard Jones, Russell Smith, Jimmy Keogh, Donal O'Kelly, Phelim Drew, Ronan Wilmot, Sarah Jane Drummey, Dearbhla Molloy, Jenny Maher, Ruai- dhri Finnegan, Eoin MacDonagh, Peter Gaynor, Rachael Pilkington, Jamie Baker, Maria Lennon, Steve Simmonds, Colman Hanley, Conor Delaney, Charlie Bonner, Alexander Downes, Eamon Ro- han, Luke Hayden, Julie Hale, Caoileann Murphy, Ciaran O'Brien, Dermot Moore, Maurice Shana-han, Seamus Walsh, Adam Fox Clarke; D: Sean Walsh; W: James Joyce; C: Ciaran Tanham; M: David Kahne. VIDEO