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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  growing 
  adj  1:  increasing  in  size  or  degree  or  amount;  "her  growing 
  popularity";  "growing  evidence  of  a  world  depression"; 
  "a  growing  city";  "growing  businesses" 
  2:  having  or  showing  vigorous  vegetal  or  animal  life; 
  "flourishing  crops";  "flourishing  chicks";  "a  growing 
  boy";  "fast-growing  weeds";  "a  thriving  deer  population" 
  [syn:  {flourishing},  {thriving}] 
  3:  relating  to  or  suitable  for  growth;  "the  growing  season  for 
  corn";  "good  growing  weather" 
  n  :  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"  [syn:  {growth},  {maturation},  {development}, 
  {ontogeny},  {ontogenesis}]  [ant:  {nondevelopment}] 




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