pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become
"The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"
become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain
"The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
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"
cause to grow or develop
"He grows vegetables in his backyard"
mature, maturate, grow(verb)
develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation
"He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"
originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow(verb)
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, raise, farm, produce(verb)
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"
grow, develop, produce, get, acquire(verb)
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"
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"
become attached by or as if by the process of growth
"The tree trunks had grown together"
To become bigger.
Children grow quickly.
To appear or sprout.
To cause or allow something to become bigger, especially to cultivate plants.
To assume a condition or quality over time.
Origin: From growen, from growan, from grōanan, from gʰreH₁-. Cognate with grow, grew, grojen, growen, Dutch groeien, grüejen, gro, gro, gro, herba, gröda, greyde. Related to growth, grass, green.
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
to increase in any way; to become larger and stronger; to be augmented; to advance; to extend; to wax; to accrue
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
to pass from one state to another; to result as an effect from a cause; to become; as, to grow pale
to become attached of fixed; to adhere
to cause to grow; to cultivate; to produce; as, to grow a crop; to grow wheat, hops, or tobacco
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
grō, v.i. to become enlarged by a natural process: to advance towards maturity: to increase in size: to develop: to become greater in any way: to extend: to improve: to pass from one state to another: to become.—v.t. to cause to grow: to cultivate:—pa.t. grew (grōō); pa.p. grown.—ns. Grow′er; Grow′ing; Growth, a growing: gradual increase: progress: development: that which has grown: product.—Grow on, to gain in the estimation of; Grow out of, to issue from, result from: to pass beyond in development, to give up; Grow to, to advance to; Grow together, to become united by growth; Grow up, to advance in growth, become full-grown; to take root, spring up. [A.S. grówan; Ice. gróa; conn. with green.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'GROW' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1981
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'GROW' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1512
Rank popularity for the word 'GROW' in Verbs Frequency: #122
The numerical value of GROW in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of GROW in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We don't stop playing because we grow old we grow old because we stop playing.
Some folks as they grow older grow wise, but most folks simply grow stubborner.
You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.
You will see exactly what our plan is to grow the core, to grow the cloud and to grow the operating income.
I said terrorism will grow and grow and grow and it would be a national threat in the coming days, maybe earlier than later.
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Translations for GROW
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- créixer, cultivarCatalan, Valencian
- růst, pěstovatCzech
- vokse, udvikle, gro, dyrkeDanish
- ziehen, wachsen, züchten, anbauenGerman
- cultivar, crecerSpanish
- روییدن, رشد کردن, رویاندن, رستنPersian
- kasvaa, kasvattaaFinnish
- pousser, grandir, croîtreFrench
- waakseWestern Frisian
- fàs, cinnScottish Gaelic
- medrar, crecerGalician
- बढ़ना, बढ़नेHindi
- növeszt, termel, nő, termeszt, növekszikHungarian
- աճել, աճեցնել, դառնալ, մեծանալ, մեծացնելArmenian
- spuntare, ingrossarsi, apparire, crescere, diventare, coltivare, svilupparsiItalian
- 生える, 生長, 増大, 育つ, 成長Japanese
- دهرچوون, ڕواندن, گهورهبوونKurdish
- grandesco, alo, cresco, alesco, adolesco, crescatLatin
- tumbuh, besarkanMalay
- groeien, wassen, kwekenDutch
- crescer, cultivarPortuguese
- вырасти, расти, вырастать, выращивать, вырастить, раститьRussian
- creschi, crèschere, crèssere, cresci, crèsciri, crèscereSardinian
- ра̑сти, rȃstiSerbo-Croatian
- växa, odlaSwedish
- вирости, ростиUkrainian
- trưởng thànhVietnamese
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