blossom vs unfold what difference

what is difference between blossom and unfold

English

Etymology

From Middle English blosme, from Old English blōstm, blōstma, from Proto-Germanic *blōsmaz (compare West Frisian blossem, bloesem), an enlargement of *blōstaz (compare German Blust), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃-s- (bloom, flower), from *bʰleh₃- (to bloom, to thrive). Cognate with Albanian bleron (to blossom, to thrive), Latin flōs (flower), Flōra (goddess of plants). See more at blow (etymology 4).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈblɒ.səm/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈblɑ.səm/
  • Hyphenation: blos‧som

Noun

blossom (countable and uncountable, plural blossoms)

  1. A flower, especially one indicating that a fruit tree is fruiting; (collectively) a mass of such flowers.
  2. The state or season of producing such flowers.
  3. (figuratively) A blooming period or stage of development; something lovely that gives rich promise.
  4. The colour of a horse that has white hairs intermixed with sorrel and bay hairs.

Alternative forms

  • blasom (Jamaican English)

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

blossom (third-person singular simple present blossoms, present participle blossoming, simple past and past participle blossomed)

  1. (intransitive) To have, or open into, blossoms; to bloom.
  2. (intransitive) To begin to thrive or flourish.

Synonyms

  • (have, or open into, blossoms): bloom, come into bloom, come into blossom, flower
  • (begin to thrive or flourish): bloom, flourish, grow, prosper, thrive

Translations

Further reading

  • blossom on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Middle English

Noun

blossom

  1. Alternative form of blosme


English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ʌnˈfəʊld/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ʌnˈfoʊld/
  • Rhymes: -əʊld

Etymology

From Middle English unfolden, from Old English unfealdan (to unfold), equivalent to un- +‎ fold.

Verb

unfold (third-person singular simple present unfolds, present participle unfolding, simple past and past participle unfolded)

  1. To undo a folding.
    • Unfold thy forehead gathered into frowns.
  2. (intransitive) To turn out; to happen; to develop.
    • Memento unfolds over 22 scenes—or, more accurately, 22 strands of time, the main strand (in color) moving backward in increments, and another strand (in black and white) going forward, though the two overlap profoundly.
  3. (transitive) To reveal.
    • Pity me not, but lend thy serious hearing  To what I shall unfold.
  4. To open (anything covered or closed); to lay open to view or contemplation; to bring out in all the details, or by successive development.
  5. To release from a fold or pen.

Synonyms

  • (to reveal): expose, uncover; see also Thesaurus:reveal
Antonyms
  • fold

Translations

Noun

unfold (plural unfolds)

  1. (computing, programming) In functional programming, a kind of higher-order function that is the opposite of a fold.

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