Definitions of flower

  1. To blossom; to flourish; to ferment gently; to come as cream from the surface.
  2. To embellish with flowers; to adorn with imitated flowers; as, flowered silk.
  3. To ornament or cover with blossoms or their representation.
  4. To adorn with figures of flowers.
  5. To ornament with figures of flowers.
  6. To decorate with flowers.
  7. To blossom; to bloom; to expand the petals, as a plant; to produce flowers; as, this plant flowers in June.
  8. To come into the finest or fairest condition.
  9. To froth; to ferment gently, as new beer.
  10. To come off as flowers by sublimation.
  11. To put forth blossoms.
  12. To blossom; to flourish.
  13. To blossom; put forth flowers.
  14. To bloom; blossom.
  15. To cause to flower; to embellish with figures of flowers.
  16. To blossom or bloom; to adorn with flowers.
  17. Substances in a fine powdery state due to sublimation; menstrual discharge.
  18. A very light powder.
  19. a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
  20. In the popular sense, the bloom or blossom of a plant; the showy portion, usually of a different color, shape, and texture from the foliage.
  21. That part of a plant destined to produce seed, and hence including one or both of the sexual organs; an organ or combination of the organs of reproduction, whether inclosed by a circle of foliar parts or not. A complete flower consists of two essential parts, the stamens and the pistil, and two floral envelopes, the corolla and callyx. In mosses the flowers consist of a few special leaves surrounding or subtending organs called archegonia. See Blossom, and Corolla.
  22. The fairest, freshest, and choicest part of anything; as, the flower of an army, or of a family; the state or time of freshness and bloom; as, the flower of life, that is, youth.
  23. Grain pulverized; meal; flour.
  24. A substance in the form of a powder, especially when condensed from sublimation; as, the flowers of sulphur.
  25. A figure of speech; an ornament of style.
  26. Ornamental type used chiefly for borders around pages, cards, etc.
  27. Menstrual discharges.
  28. That part of a plant which contains the reproductive organs; a blossom; the best, or choicest, part of anything.
  29. The blossom of a plant; the best of anything; the prime of life; the person or thing most distinguished; a figure of speech.
  31. The blossom of a plant; bloom.
  32. A flowering plant. See illus. on next page.
  33. The best of anything.
  34. An ornament; figure of speech.
  35. The blossom of a plant; the period of youthful vigour; the choicest part of a thing; figure or ornament of speech.
  36. Blossom; the bloom or flourish of a plant; the best or finest part of a thing, as flower of age, an army, & c.
  37. The blossom of a plant, comprising generally sepals, petals, stamens, and pistils; a leafy shoot adapted for reproductive purposes.