- a residential and academic district in London, N of the Thames and Charing Cross. Artists, writers, and students living there have given it a reputation as an intellectual center.
- of or relating to a group of artists and writers who flourished in the early decades of the 20th century and were associated with the Bloomsbury section of London.
- of, pertaining to, following, or imitating the cultural and intellectual pursuits, interests, or opinions characteristic of this group.
Examples from the Web for bloomsbury
Speaking of the literature you love, the Bloomsbury writers crop up in your collection repeatedly.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination
December 26, 2014
In London, the group will do walking tours of the variously sexy, scandalous, and literary neighborhoods of Soho and Bloomsbury.Adventures in Gay History With Oscar Wilde
June 11, 2014
The charm of the house, much like the idea of Bloomsbury, is irresistible.House of Cads: Growing Up Amid the Weirdness of Bloomsbury
April 10, 2014
Each model clutched a Bloomsbury bag in one hand, all a variation on the new, hand-painted leather and suede piece.Art Takes the Runway at Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2014 London Fashion Week
February 17, 2014
As a historian, I have often had to contend with the question of how far to take the Bloomsbury approach.Niall Ferguson Responds to the Blogospherse
May 8, 2013
He got away as soon as he could decently do so, and went back to Bloomsbury.
Gilbert was not at home when he reached the Bloomsbury boarding-house.
Stopping at a door in Bloomsbury Street, Willis sat watching.The Pit Prop Syndicate
Freeman Wills Crofts
I told one of them idle bobbies to go and fetch him from Bloomsbury.The Opal Serpent
Its a long cry at this time of night from Bloomsbury to the Elephant and Castle.The Rough Road</p>
William John Locke
- a district of central London in the borough of Camden: contains the British Museum, part of the University of London, and many publishers' offices
- relating to or characteristic of the Bloomsbury Group
Word Origin and History for bloomsbury
1910, in reference to the set of Bohemian writers, artists, and intellectuals (including E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Vanessa and Clive Bell, John Maynard Keynes) centered on Lytton Strachey; so called from the London neighborhood where several lived and worked.
Women in love with buggers and buggers in love with womanizers, I don't know what the world is coming to. [Lytton Strachey]
The place name is recorded 1291 as Blemondesberi "manor held by the Blemond family," from Blémont in France. It was laid out for housing in 17c., fashionable from 18c.