What is the meaning of grow?


  • Pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become.
    • usage: "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"
  • Become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain.
    • usage: "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
  • Increase in size by natural process.
    • usage: "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"; "her hair doesn't grow much anymore"
  • Cause to grow or develop.
    • usage: "He grows vegetables in his backyard"
  • Develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation.
    • usage: "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"
  • Come into existence; take on form or shape.
    • usage: "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"
  • Cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques.
    • usage: "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here"
  • Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes. )
    • usage: "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"
  • Grow emotionally or mature.
    • usage: "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"
  • Become attached by or as if by the process of growth.
    • usage: "The tree trunks had grown together"
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APAWordNet. (2010). grow. Retrieved September 25, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/grow/definitions/1283321
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "grow" http://smartdefine.org/grow/definitions/1283321 (accessed September 25, 2018).
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MLAWordNet. "grow" 23 October 2010. Web. 25 September 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/grow/definitions/1283321>
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