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English Dictionary: grow by the DICT Development Group
3 results for grow
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"
    Synonym(s): turn, grow
  2. become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
  3. increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"; "her hair doesn't grow much anymore"
  4. cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his backyard"
  5. develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"
    Synonym(s): mature, maturate, grow
  6. 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"
    Synonym(s): originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow
  7. cultivate by growing, often involving 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"
    Synonym(s): grow, raise, farm, produce
  8. 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"
    Synonym(s): grow, develop, produce, get, acquire
  9. 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"
    Synonym(s): develop, grow
  10. become attached by or as if by the process of growth; "The tree trunks had grown together"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Grow \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Grow \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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