1. To put forth blossoms or flowers; to bloom; to blow; to flower.
The moving whisper of huge trees that branched
2. To flourish and prosper.
Israel shall blossom and bud, and full the face of the world with fruit.
Isa. xxvii. 6.
(Blos"som*less), a. Without blossoms.
(Blos"som*y) a. Full of blossoms; flowery.
(Blot) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blotted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Blotting.] [Cf. Dan. plette. See 3d Blot.]
1. To spot, stain, or bespatter, as with ink.
The brief was writ and blotted all with gore.
2. To impair; to damage; to mar; to soil.
It blots thy beauty, as frosts do bite the meads.
3. To stain with infamy; to disgrace.
Blot not thy innocence with guiltless blood.
4. To obliterate, as writing with ink; to cancel; to efface; generally with out; as, to blot out a word or a
sentence. Often figuratively; as, to blot out offenses.
One act like this blots out a thousand crimes.
5. To obscure; to eclipse; to shadow.
He sung how earth blots the moon's gilded wane.
6. To dry, as writing, with blotting paper.
Syn. To obliterate; expunge; erase; efface; cancel; tarnish; disgrace; blur; sully; smear; smutch.
(Blot), v. i. To take a blot; as, this paper blots easily.
(Blot), n. [Cf. Icel. blettr, Dan. plet.]
1. A spot or stain, as of ink on paper; a blur. "Inky blots and rotten parchment bonds." Shak.
2. An obliteration of something written or printed; an erasure. Dryden.
3. A spot on reputation; a stain; a disgrace; a reproach; a blemish.
This deadly blot in thy digressing son.
(Blot), n. [Cf. Dan. blot bare, naked, Sw. blott, d. bloot, G. bloss, and perh. E. bloat.]
1. (Backgammon) (a) An exposure of a single man to be taken up. (b) A single man left on a point,
exposed to be taken up.
He is too great a master of his art to make a blot which may be so easily hit.