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Meaning of GROW

Pronunciation:  grow

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  1. [v]  pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become;"The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"; "The teacher became impatient"
  2. [v]  come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"
  3. [v]  become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
  4. [v]  increase in size by natural process; of living matter, such as plants and animals; "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"
  5. [v]  cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his backyard"
  6. [v]  develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"
  7. [v]  become attached by or as if by the process of growth; "The tree trunks had grown together"
  8. [v]  grow emotionally or mature; "The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten"; "When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior"
  9. [v]  cultivate by growing; often involves improvements by means of agricultural techniques; "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here"
  10. [v]  come into existence; take on form or shape; "A new religious movement originated in that country"; "a love that sprang up from friendship,"; "the idea for the book grew out of a short story"; "An interesting phenomenon uprose"

GROW is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: acquire, arise, develop, develop, farm, get, maturate, mature, originate, produce, produce, raise, rise, spring up, turn, uprise
 See Also: age, ancylose, ankylose, augment, bald, become, boom, bourgeon, branch, build up, burgeon, burgeon forth, carry, change, change, climb, come, come forth, creep, cultivate, cut, cut, develop, emerge, enlarge, exfoliate, expand, feather, find, find oneself, fledge, flourish, follow, germinate, get ahead, get on, get up, go up, grow over, grow up, hypertrophy, increase, keep, leaf, lengthen, make, mushroom, outgrow, overgrow, overproduce, pod, proliferate, prosper, prove, pullulate, pupate, ramify, regrow, resurge, ripen, rise, root, rotate, shoot, spread out, spring, sprout, sprout, spud, stool, stretch, swell, swell, teethe, thrive, tiller, twin, undergrow, vegetate, well up, work up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Grow\, v. i. [imp. {Grew}; p. p. {Grown ; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Growing}.] [AS. grawan; akin to D. groeijen, Icel. groa,
    Dan. groe, Sw. gro. Cf. {Green}, {Grass}.]
    1. To increase in size by a natural and organic process; to
       increase in bulk by the gradual assimilation of new matter
       into the living organism; -- said of animals and
       vegetables and their organs.
    2. To increase in any way; to become larger and stronger; to
       be augmented; to advance; to extend; to wax; to accrue.
             Winter began to grow fast on.         --Knolles.
             Even just the sum that I do owe to you Is growing to
             me by Antipholus.                     --Shak.
    3. To spring up and come to matturity in a natural way; to be
       produced by vegetation; to thrive; to flourish; as, rice
       grows in warm countries.
             Where law faileth, error groweth.     --Gower.
    4. To pass from one state to another; to result as an effect
       from a cause; to become; as, to grow pale.
             For his mind Had grown Suspicion's sanctuary.
    5. To become attached of fixed; to adhere.
             Our knees shall kneel till to the ground they grow.
    {Growing cell}, or {Growing slide}, a device for preserving
       alive a minute object in water continually renewed, in a
       manner to permit its growth to be watched under the
    {Grown over}, covered with a growth.
    {To grow out of}, to issue from, as plants from the soil, or
       as a branch from the main stem; to result from.
             These wars have grown out of commercial
             considerations.                       --A. Hamilton.
    {To grow up}, to arrive at full stature or maturity; as,
       grown up children.
    {To grow together}, to close and adhere; to become united by
       growth, as flesh or the bark of a tree severed. --Howells.
    Syn: To become; increase; enlarge; augment; improve; expand;
  2. \Grow\, v. t.
    To cause to grow; to cultivate; to produce; as, to grow a
    crop; to grow wheat, hops, or tobacco. --Macaulay.
    Syn: To raise; to cultivate. See {Raise}, v. t., 3.
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