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Definition of GROW

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Grow \Grow\ (gr[=o]), v. i. [imp. {Grew} (gr[udd]); p. p. {Grown (gr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Growing}.] [AS. gr[=o]wan; akin to D. groeijen, Icel. gr[=o]a, 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. [1913 Webster]

     2. To increase in any way; to become larger and stronger; to be augmented; to advance; to extend; to wax; to accrue. [1913 Webster]

              Winter began to grow fast on.         --Knolles. [1913 Webster]

              Even just the sum that I do owe to you Is growing to me by Antipholus.       --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. To spring up and come to maturity in a natural way; to be produced by vegetation; to thrive; to flourish; as, rice grows in warm countries. [1913 Webster]

              Where law faileth, error groweth.     --Gower. [1913 Webster]

     4. To pass from one state to another; to result as an effect from a cause; to become; as, to grow pale. [1913 Webster]

              For his mind
              Had grown Suspicion's sanctuary.      --Byron. [1913 Webster]

     5. To become attached or fixed; to adhere.
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              Our knees shall kneel till to the ground they grow.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     {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 microscope.

     {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. [1913 Webster]

              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; extend. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Grow \Grow\ (gr[=o]), 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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

156 Moby Thesaurus words for "grow":
     accrue, accumulate, advance, age, appreciate, arise, attain majority, balloon, be changed, be converted into, bear fruit, become, bloat, bloom, blossom, boom, breed, brew, broaden, bud, burgeon, burst forth, care for, carve, chisel, come, come of age, come over, come to be, come to maturity, convert, crescendo, crop, cultivate, culture, develop, dryfarm, enlarge, evolute, evolve, expand, extract, farm, fatten, feed, fledge, flourish, flower, foster, fructify, gain, gain strength, garden, gather, gemmate, germinate, get, get ahead, get to be, go, go up, grow rank, grow up, harvest, hatch, hypertrophy, increase, intensify, issue, keep, leaf, leaf out, leave, leave the nest, lengthen, luxuriate, machine, maturate, mature, mellow, mill, mine, mount, multiply, mushroom, nurse, nurture, originate, outgrow, overdevelop, overgrow, overrun, overtop, plant, process, procreate, produce, progress, proliferate, propagate, prosper, pullulate, pump, put forth, put forth leaves, put out buds, raise, ranch, reach manhood, reach twenty-one, reach voting age, rear, refine, reproduce, riot, ripe, ripen, rise, rise up, root, run, run up, season, settle down, sharecrop, shoot, shoot up, smelt, snowball, sow, spread, spring up, sprout, sprout up, stem, strengthen, strike root, swell, take root, temper, tend, thicken, thrive, toga virilis, tower, turn, turn into, upgrow, uprise, upshoot, upspear, upspring, upsprout, vegetate, wax, widen


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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