Definition for flower

noun as in bloom of a plant

noun as in best, choicest part

verb as in bloom, flourish

Strongest matches

blossom, burgeon, mature, prosper, thrive, unfold

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batten, blow, effloresce, open

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Example Sentences

Like other male mosquitoes, they drink flower nectar, not blood.

“You could also send flowers on the day of the wedding or bring a card to the wedding and give them that instead,” she says.

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After the adult emerges, it drinks nectar from flowers and mates.

Afterward, women at the temple performed their usual routine — praying to Hindu deities and offering fruits and flowers.

Making drone pollination practical would require flying robots that can recognize flowers and deftly target specific blossoms, the researchers say.

He felt his body grow limp (like one of those high-speed films of a flower wilting).

Her very first performance onstage came at the age of 4, when she cameoed as a dancing flower in the musical Bye Bye Birdie.

There are lovingly tended flower beds along each road and surrounding every barrack.

I decorated with marigolds, which are considered the flower of the dead.

She was obsessed with the flower-printed, scented toilet paper.

Let the thought of self pass in, and the beauty of great action is gone, like the bloom from a soiled flower.

The flower stems on the American varieties are much longer than those of European tobaccos and also larger.

Black Sheep retreated to the nursery and read "Cometh up as a Flower" with deep and uncomprehending interest.

Her face was mild and pale; but it was the transparent hue of the virgin flower of spring, clad in her veiling leaves.

And there shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root.


On this page you'll find 87 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to flower, such as: blossom, herb, perennial, vine, annual, and bud.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.