What does sprout mean?

Definitions for sprout
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sproutnoun

    any new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud

  2. sproutverb

    a newly grown bud (especially from a germinating seed)

  3. shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sproutverb

    produce buds, branches, or germinate

    "the potatoes sprouted"

  4. sprout, stockverb

    put forth and grow sprouts or shoots

    "the plant sprouted early this year"

Wiktionary

  1. sproutnoun

    A new growth on a plant, whether from seed or other parts.

  2. sproutnoun

    A child.

  3. sproutnoun

    A Brussels sprout.

  4. sproutnoun

    An edible germinated seed.

  5. sproutverb

    To grow, where the initial state is a seed; to germinate.

  6. sproutverb

    To cause to grow from a seed.

    I sprouted beans and radishes and put them in my salad.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sproutverb

    to shoot, as the seed of a plant; to germinate; to push out new shoots; hence, to grow like shoots of plants

    Etymology: [OE. sprouten, spruten; akin to OFries. sprta, AS. spretan, D. spruiten, G. spriessen, Sw. spruta to squirt, to spout. Cf. Sprit, v. t. & i., Sprit a spar, Spout, v. t., Spurt.]

  2. Sproutverb

    to shoot into ramifications

    Etymology: [OE. sprouten, spruten; akin to OFries. sprta, AS. spretan, D. spruiten, G. spriessen, Sw. spruta to squirt, to spout. Cf. Sprit, v. t. & i., Sprit a spar, Spout, v. t., Spurt.]

  3. Sproutverb

    to cause to sprout; as, the rain will sprout the seed

    Etymology: [OE. sprouten, spruten; akin to OFries. sprta, AS. spretan, D. spruiten, G. spriessen, Sw. spruta to squirt, to spout. Cf. Sprit, v. t. & i., Sprit a spar, Spout, v. t., Spurt.]

  4. Sproutverb

    to deprive of sprouts; as, to sprout potatoes

    Etymology: [OE. sprouten, spruten; akin to OFries. sprta, AS. spretan, D. spruiten, G. spriessen, Sw. spruta to squirt, to spout. Cf. Sprit, v. t. & i., Sprit a spar, Spout, v. t., Spurt.]

  5. Sproutverb

    the shoot of a plant; a shoot from the seed, from the stump, or from the root or tuber, of a plant or tree; more rarely, a shoot from the stem of a plant, or the end of a branch

    Etymology: [OE. sprouten, spruten; akin to OFries. sprta, AS. spretan, D. spruiten, G. spriessen, Sw. spruta to squirt, to spout. Cf. Sprit, v. t. & i., Sprit a spar, Spout, v. t., Spurt.]

  6. Sproutverb

    young coleworts; Brussels sprouts

    Etymology: [OE. sprouten, spruten; akin to OFries. sprta, AS. spretan, D. spruiten, G. spriessen, Sw. spruta to squirt, to spout. Cf. Sprit, v. t. & i., Sprit a spar, Spout, v. t., Spurt.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sprout

    sprowt, n. a germ or young shoot: (pl.) young shoots from old cabbages.—v.i. to shoot: to push out new shoots.—adj. Sprout′ed, budded.—Brussels sprouts (see Brussels). [According to Skeat, not from A.S. spreótan, nor sprýtan, but from Old Friesic spruta, to sprout, Low Ger. spruten, Dut. spruiten, Ger. spriessen.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sprout in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sprout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of sprout in a Sentence

  1. Mickey Mehta:

    Sow the seeds of your intentions and desires, on the banks of time and then wait for the right season & rest. See them then, effortlessly sprout into beautiful gardens, majestic trees and enchanting forests . The labor of love always fructifies, life will always MickeyMize.

  2. King Jehovah Hohenzollern:

    Life is my seed, I have yet to sprout.

  3. Koran:

    Surely God causes the seed and the stone to sprout He brings forth the living from the dead, and He is the bringer forth of the dead from the living.

  4. Park Ranger Alan Van Valkenburg:

    There are so many seeds out there, just waiting to sprout, waiting to grow, death Valley really does go from being a valley of death to being a valley of life, but that’s so brief, because it’s not a permanent thing.

  5. Laozi:

    The tree which fills the arms grew from the tiniest sprout...

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