[groh-ing] /ˈgroʊ ɪŋ/
becoming greater in quantity, size, extent, or intensity:
growing discontent among industrial workers.
having or showing life.
verb (used without object), grew, grown, growing.
to increase by natural development, as any living organism or part by assimilation of nutriment; increase in size or substance.
to form and increase in size by a process of inorganic accretion, as by crystallization.
to arise or issue as a natural development from an original happening, circumstance, or source:
Our friendship grew from common interests.
to increase gradually in size, amount, etc.; become greater or larger; expand:
His influence has grown.
to become gradually attached or united by or as if by :
The branches of the trees grew together, forming a natural arch.
to come to be by degrees; become:
to grow old.
Nautical. to lie or extend in a certain direction, as an anchor cable.
verb (used with object), grew, grown, growing.
to cause to grow:
They grow corn.
to allow to grow:
to grow a beard.
to cover with a (used in the passive):
a field grown with corn.
grow out of,
grow a pair, Slang: Vulgar. (def 23).
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, present participle adjective from grow (v.). Growing season is attested from 1729; growing pains by 1752.
late 14c., verbal noun from grow (v.).
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
- Growing degree-day
noun 1. a degree-day above 41°F (5°C), used in relation to plant growth.
- Growing-equity mortgage
[groh-ing-ek-wi-tee] /ˈgroʊ ɪŋˈɛk wɪ ti/ noun 1. a type of mortgage under which the interest rate is fixed but monthly payments increase annually to include more of the principal, so that the mortgage can be paid off in about half the conventional term.
[groh-ing] /ˈgroʊ ɪŋ/ adjective 1. becoming greater in quantity, size, extent, or intensity: growing discontent among industrial workers. 2. having or showing life. adj. Old English, present participle adjective from grow (v.). Growing season is attested from 1729; growing pains by 1752. n. late 14c., verbal noun from grow (v.).
plural noun 1. dull, quasi-rheumatic pains of varying degree in the limbs during childhood and adolescence, often popularly associated with the process of growing. 2. emotional difficulties experienced during adolescence and preadulthood. 3. difficulties attending any new project or any rapid development of an existing project: a city plagued with growing pains. plural noun 1. […]