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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grow  \Grow\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  grow;  to  cultivate;  to  produce;  as  to  grow  a 
  crop;  to  grow  wheat,  hops,  or  tobacco.  --Macaulay. 
 
  Syn:  To  raise;  to  cultivate.  See  {Raise},  v.  t.,  3. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grow  \Grow\,  v.  i.  [imp.  {Grew};  p.  p.  {Grown  ;  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Growing}.]  [AS.  grawan;  akin  to  D.  groeijen  Icel.  groa, 
  Dan.  groe,  Sw  gro.  Cf  {Green},  {Grass}.] 
  1.  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.  To  increase  in  any  way  to  become  larger  and  stronger;  to 
  be  augmented;  to  advance;  to  extend;  to  wax;  to  accrue. 
 
  Winter  began  to  grow  fast  on  --Knolles. 
 
  Even  just  the  sum  that  I  do  owe  to  you  Is  growing  to 
  me  by  Antipholus  --Shak. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  Where  law  faileth  error  groweth  --Gower. 
 
  4.  To  pass  from  one  state  to  another;  to  result  as  an  effect 
  from  a  cause  to  become  as  to  grow  pale. 
 
  For  his  mind  Had  grown  Suspicion's  sanctuary. 
  --Byron. 
 
  5.  To  become  attached  of  fixed;  to  adhere. 
 
  Our  knees  shall  kneel  till  to  the  ground  they  grow. 
  --Shak. 
 
  {Growing  cell},  or  {Growing  slide},  a  device  for  preserving 
  alive  a  minute  object  in  water  continually  renewed,  in  a 
  manner  to  permit  its  growth  to  be  watched  under  the 
  microscope. 
 
  {Grown  over},  covered  with  a  growth. 
 
  {To  grow  out  of},  to  issue  from  as  plants  from  the  soil,  or 
  as  a  branch  from  the  main  stem;  to  result  from 
 
  These  wars  have  grown  out  of  commercial 
  considerations.  --A.  Hamilton. 
 
  {To  grow  up},  to  arrive  at  full  stature  or  maturity;  as 
  grown  up  children. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grow 
  v  1:  pass  into  a  condition  gradually,  become;"The  weather  turned 
  nasty";  "She  grew  angry"  [syn:  {turn}] 
  2:  become  larger,  greater,  or  bigger;  expand  or  gain;  "The 
  problem  grew  too  large  for  me";  "Her  business  grew  fast" 
  3:  increase  in  size  by  natural  process;  of  living  matter,  such 
  as  plants  and  animals;  "Corn  doesn't  grow  here";  "In  these 
  forests,  mushrooms  grow  under  the  trees" 
  4:  cause  to  grow  or  develop:  "He  grows  vegetables  in  his 
  backyard" 
  5:  develop  and  reach  maturity;  undergo  maturation;  "He  matured 
  fast";  "The  child  grew  fast"  [syn:  {mature},  {maturate}] 
  6:  come  into  existence  or  develop:  "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"  [syn:  {originate},  {arise},  {rise},  {develop},  {spring 
  up}] 
  7:  cultivate  by  growing;  often  involves  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"  [syn:  {raise},  {farm}, 
  {produce}] 
  8:  come  to  have  of  physical  features  and  attributes;  "He  grew 
  a  beard";  The  patient  developed  abdominal  pains";  I  got 
  funny  spots  all  over  my  body"  [syn:  {develop},  {produce}, 
  {get},  {acquire}] 
  9:  grow  emotionally  or  mature;  "The  child  developed  beautifully 
  in  her  new  kindergarten"  [syn:  {develop}] 
  10:  become  attached  by  or  as  if  by  the  process  of  growth;  "The 
  tree  trunks  had  grown  together" 




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