What does GROW mean?

Definitions for GROW
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word GROW.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. turn, growverb

    pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become

    "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"

  2. growverb

    become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

    "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"

  3. growverb

    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. growverb

    cause to grow or develop

    "He grows vegetables in his backyard"

  5. mature, maturate, growverb

    develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation

    "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"

  6. originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, growverb

    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"

  7. grow, raise, farm, produceverb

    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"

  8. grow, develop, produce, get, acquireverb

    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"

  9. develop, growverb

    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"

  10. growverb

    become attached by or as if by the process of growth

    "The tree trunks had grown together"

Wiktionary

  1. growverb

    To become bigger.

    Children grow quickly.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. growverb

    To appear or sprout.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. growverb

    To cause or allow something to become bigger, especially to cultivate plants.

    Etymology: 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.

  4. growverb

    To assume a condition or quality over time.

    Etymology: 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Growverb

    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. Growverb

    to increase in any way; to become larger and stronger; to be augmented; to advance; to extend; to wax; to accrue

  3. Growverb

    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

  4. Growverb

    to pass from one state to another; to result as an effect from a cause; to become; as, to grow pale

  5. Growverb

    to become attached of fixed; to adhere

  6. Growverb

    to cause to grow; to cultivate; to produce; as, to grow a crop; to grow wheat, hops, or tobacco

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grow

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. grow

    To change in height

    Animals and humans grow at a moderate rate from childhood to adulthood

    Submitted by MaryC on May 22, 2021  
  2. grow

    To change or develop.

    Plants grow easily in the garden.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  
  3. grow

    To cultivate

    Its a joy to grow our food and flowers to share with the neighbours

    Submitted by MaryC on May 22, 2021  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GROW' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1981

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GROW' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1512

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'GROW' in Verbs Frequency: #122

How to pronounce GROW?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of GROW in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of GROW in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of GROW in a Sentence

  1. Tom Forte:

    I think the Amazon advertising business is going to grow through this or take a lot of share.

  2. Morris Raphael Cohen:

    Cruel persecution and intolerance are not accidents, but grow out of the very essense of religion, namely, its absolute claims.

  3. Andrew Pastewski:

    Kids need to develop, they need to grow, they need to learn, they need to develop social skills, however, we're surging right now. I would not think opening up during a surge was the right time.

  4. William Blake:

    I was angry with my friend I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe I told it not, my wrath did grow.

  5. Cambridge University academic Robert Macfarlane:

    We have to grow but nature needs to be remembered ... So how we can build nature into our future cities seems to me one of the most important development questions we face in this country.

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