Definitions for burgeonˈbɜr dʒən

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word burgeon

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bur•geon*ˈbɜr dʒən(v.i.)

or bour•geon

  1. to grow or develop quickly; flourish:

    The town burgeoned into a city.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. to begin to grow, as a bud; put forth buds, shoots, etc., as a plant (often fol. by out, forth).

    Category: Common Vocabulary

* Usage: The two senses of burgeon , “to bud” and “to grow or flourish,” date from the 14th century. Today the sense “to grow or flourish” is the more common. Occasionally, objections are raised to this use, perhaps because of its popularity in journalistic writing.

Origin of burgeon:

1300–50; ME burjon, burion shoot, bud < OF burjon < VL *burriōnem

Princeton's WordNet

  1. burgeon(verb)

    grow and flourish

    "The burgeoning administration"; "The burgeoning population"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Burgeon(verb)

    to bud. See Bourgeon

Translations for burgeon


Find a translation for the burgeon definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these burgeon definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"burgeon." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 21 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for burgeon?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for burgeon: