"grow" Definition

Definitions for the word "grow" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. v. i.
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.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
2. v. i.
To increase in any way; to become larger and stronger; to be augmented; to advance; to extend; to wax; to accrue.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
3. v. i.
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.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
4. v. i.
To pass from one state to another; to result as an effect from a cause; to become; as, to grow pale.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
5. v. i.
To become attached of fixed; to adhere.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
6. v. t.
To cause to grow; to cultivate; to produce; as, to grow a crop; to grow wheat, hops, or tobacco.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
7. v.
(past grew; past part. Grown) 1 increase in size, height, quantity, degree, etc. 2 develop or exist as a living plant or natural product. 3 a produce (plants etc.) By cultivation. B allow (a beard etc.) To develop. 4 become gradually (grow rich). 5 (foll. By on) become gradually more favoured by. 6 (in passive; foll. By over etc.) Be covered with a growth. grow out of 1 become too large to wear. 2 become too mature to retain (a habit etc.). 3 develop from. Grow up 1 advance to maturity. 2 (of a custom) arise. [old english]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884

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