growing


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grow \Grow\ (gr[=o]), v. i. [imp. Grew (gr[udd]); p. p. {Grown
    (gr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. Growing.] [AS. gr[=o]wan; akin
   to D. groeijen, Icel. gr[=o]a, 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.
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   2. To increase in any way; to become larger and stronger; to
      be augmented; to advance; to extend; to wax; to accrue.
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            Winter began to grow fast on.         --Knolles.
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            Even just the sum that I do owe to you
            Is growing to me by Antipholus.       --Shak.
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   3. To spring up and come to maturity in a natural way; to be
      produced by vegetation; to thrive; to flourish; as, rice
      grows in warm countries.
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            Where law faileth, error groweth.     --Gower.
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   4. To pass from one state to another; to result as an effect
      from a cause; to become; as, to grow pale.
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            For his mind
            Had grown Suspicion's sanctuary.      --Byron.
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   5. To become attached or fixed; to adhere.
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            Our knees shall kneel till to the ground they grow.
                                                  --Shak.
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   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.
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            These wars have grown out of commercial
            considerations.                       --A. Hamilton.

   To grow up, to arrive at full stature or maturity; as,
      grown up children.

   To grow together, to close and adhere; to become united by
      growth, as flesh or the bark of a tree severed. --Howells.

   Syn: To become; increase; enlarge; augment; improve; expand;
        extend.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

growing \growing\ n.
   the sequence of events involved in the development of an
   organism.

   Syn: growth, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

growing \growing\ adj.
   1. increasing in intensity of some quality. [prenominal]

   Syn: increasing(prenominal), incremental.
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   2. increasing in size or amount; as, her growing popularity.
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   3. increasing in size and maturity; -- of living things
      normally healthy and not fully matured.

   Syn: flourishing, thriving.
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   4. p. pr. of grow (definition 3); as, growing plants.
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