What does sprout mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sprout(noun)

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

  2. sprout(verb)

    a newly grown bud (especially from a germinating seed)

  3. shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout(verb)

    produce buds, branches, or germinate

    "the potatoes sprouted"

  4. sprout, stock(verb)

    put forth and grow sprouts or shoots

    "the plant sprouted early this year"


  1. sprout(Noun)

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

  2. sprout(Noun)

    A child.

  3. sprout(Noun)

    A Brussels sprout.

  4. sprout(Noun)

    An edible germinated seed.

  5. sprout(Verb)

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

  6. sprout(Verb)

    To cause to grow from a seed.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sprout(verb)

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

  2. Sprout(verb)

    to shoot into ramifications

  3. Sprout(verb)

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

  4. Sprout(verb)

    to deprive of sprouts; as, to sprout potatoes

  5. Sprout(verb)

    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

  6. Sprout(verb)

    young coleworts; Brussels sprouts

  7. Origin: [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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  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. Laozi:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Laurie Little:

    Valeant intends to comply with all of its obligations under our agreement with the former shareholders of Sprout, including, as they relate to marketing spend, number of sales reps, and post-marketing studies.

  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. 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.

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