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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Grow \Grow\ (gr[=o]), verb (used without an object) [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.

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 maturity 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 or 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.

{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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

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

Syn: growth, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis. [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

growing \growing\ adjective

1. increasing in intensity of some quality. [prenominal]

Syn: increasing(prenominal), incremental. [WordNet 1.5]

2. increasing in size or amount; as, her growing popularity. [WordNet 1.5]

3. increasing in size and maturity; -- of living things normally healthy and not fully matured.

Syn: flourishing, thriving. [WordNet 1.5]

4. p. pr. of {grow} (definition 3); as, growing plants. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

growing

adjective

1: relating to or suitable for growth; "the growing season for corn"; "good growing weather"

noun

1: (biology) 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}, {growing}, {maturation}, {development}, {ontogeny}, {ontogenesis}] [ant: {nondevelopment}]

2: (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state


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