[guh-loo-shuh] /gəˈlu ʃə/ (Show IPA), 1822–1907, U.S. political leader: Speaker of the House 1861–63.
verb grows, growing, grew (ɡruː), grown (ɡrəʊn)
(of an organism or part of an organism) to increase in size or develop (hair, leaves, or other structures)
(intransitive; usually foll by out of or from) to originate, as from an initial cause or source: the federation grew out of the Empire
(intransitive) to increase in size, number, degree, etc: the population is growing rapidly
(intransitive) to change in length or amount in a specified direction: some plants grow downwards, profits over the years grew downwards
(copula; may take an infinitive) (esp of emotions, physical states, etc) to develop or come into existence or being gradually: to grow cold, to grow morose, he grew to like her
(intransitive) usually foll by up. to come into existence: a close friendship grew up between them
(intransitive) foll by together. to be joined gradually by or as by growth: the branches on the tree grew together
(intransitive; foll by away, together, etc) to develop a specified state of friendship: the lovers grew together gradually, many friends grow apart over the years
when intr, foll by with. to become covered with a growth: the path grew with weeds
to produce (plants) by controlling or encouraging their growth, esp for home consumption or on a commercial basis
Old English growan (of plants) “to grow, flourish, increase, develop, get bigger” (class VII strong verb; past tense greow, past participle growen), from Proto-Germanic *gro- (cf. Old Norse groa, Old Frisian groia, Dutch groeien, Old High German gruoen), from PIE root *ghre- (see grass). Applied in Middle English to human beings (c.1300) and animals (early 15c.) and their parts, supplanting Old English weaxan (see wax (v.)).
Have you ever heard anything about God, Topsy? … Do you know who made you?” “Nobody, as I knows on,” said the child. … “I spect I grow’d. Don’t think nobody never made me.” [Harriet B. Stowe, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” 1851]
v. grew (grōō), grown (grōn), grow·ing, grows
[Sephardic Hebrew gah-loot; Ashkenazic Hebrew, gaw-luh s] /Sephardic Hebrew gɑˈlut; Ashkenazic Hebrew, ˈgɔ ləs/ noun, (sometimes lowercase) Hebrew. 1. the forced exile of Jews, especially from countries where they were most persecuted.
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[gahl-vah-nee] /gɑlˈvɑ ni/ noun 1. Luigi [loo-ee-jee] /luˈi dʒi/ (Show IPA), 1737–98, Italian physiologist whose experiments led to the discovery that electricity can result from chemical action. /Italian ɡalˈvaːni/ noun 1. Luigi (luˈiːdʒi). 1737–98, Italian physiologist: observed that muscles contracted on contact with dissimilar metals. This led to the galvanic cell and the electrical theory […]
[gal-van-ik] /gælˈvæn ɪk/ adjective 1. pertaining to or produced by ; producing or caused by an electric current. 2. affecting or affected as if by ; startling; shocking: the galvanic effect of his speech. 3. stimulating; energizing: Her galvanic presence brought the party to life. /ɡælˈvænɪk/ adjective 1. Also voltaic. of, producing, or concerned with […]