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Princeton's WordNet

  1. growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesisnoun

    (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level

    "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"

  2. growingadjective

    (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state

  3. growingadjective

    relating to or suitable for growth

    "the growing season for corn"; "good growing weather"

GCIDE

  1. growingadjective

    p. pr. of grow (definition 3); as, growing plants.

Wiktionary

  1. growingnoun

    The action of the verb to grow.

  2. growingadjective

    That grows.

    Milk is good for growing children.

  3. growingadjective

    Connected with growing

    Growing season here begins in March.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Growing

    of Grow

Freebase

  1. Growing

    Growing is a drone music/ambient music/noise music band formed in Olympia, Washington, and currently based in Brooklyn, New York. The group was founded in 2001 by Kevin Doria, Joe Denardo, and Zack Carlson. Carlson left following their first album, and the band continued as a duo until 2009, when they recruited Sadie Laska to form a new trio. The group's music has gradually progressed from slow, instrumental drone pieces through works in noise and ambient music toward more propulsive, rhythm driven music. Their live shows are consistently known for being very loud, playing straight through their set without breaks or banter between songs.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. growing

    Implies the direction of the cable from the ship towards the anchors; as, the cable grows on the starboard-bow, i.e. stretches out forwards towards the starboard or right side.

Editors Contribution

  1. growingverb

    Verb form of the word grow.

    Growing food brings so much joy.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'growing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1710

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'growing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2468

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'growing' in Adjectives Frequency: #223

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of growing in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of growing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of growing in a Sentence

  1. Charles Branas:

    More specifically, the rate of mass shootings in permissive states appears to be increasing since 2010, while the rate in restrictive states appears to be decreasing, we were somewhat surprised most by the recent, growing divergence in the rates of mass shootings between permissive and restrictive states.

  2. Elizabeth Lusskin:

    These are issues that we have to work on, no matter what, this is a rapidly growing area.

  3. World Bank:

    As advanced economies struggle to gain traction, most economies in South and East Asia are growing solidly, as are commodity-importing emerging economies around the world.

  4. Lucy Popova:

    But research on effects of secondhand smoke on mental health have been really just emerging and this study really contributes to this growing body of evidence that exposure to secondhand smoke in children might be responsible for cognitive and behavioral problems.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    If we let the world keep warming as fast as it is, and sea levels rising as fast as they are, and weather patterns keep shifting in more unexpected ways, then before long we are going to have to devote more and more and more of our economic and military resources not to growing opportunity for our people but to adapting to the various consequences of a changing planet.

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