|Grow (Grow) (?), v. i.
[imp. Grew (?); p. p. Grown (¿); p. pr. & vb. n. Growing.]
[AS. grawan; akin to D. groeijen, Icel. groa, 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 matturity in a natural way; to be produced by vegetation; to thrive; to flourish; as, rice grows in warm countries. "Where law faileth, error growth." 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 of 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. --
(-- ##error here in original: duplication of: To grow up --)
To grow together, to close and adhere; to become united by growth, as flesh or the bark of a tree severed. Howells.
Synonyms -- To become; increase; enlarge; augment; improve; expand; extend.
Grow (Grow) (?), v. t.
To cause to grow; to cultivate; to produce; as, to grow a crop; to grow wheat, hops, or tobacco. Macaulay.
Synonyms -- To raise; to cultivate. See Raise, v. t., 3.
Authors Encyclopedia | Encyclopedia of the Self
Classical Authors Index | Classical Authors Directory | Classical Authors Library
Emotional Literacy Education | The Old Man of the Holy Mountain | Classical Authors Forums
Visitor Agreement | Copyright c 1999 - 2001 Mark Zimmerman. All Rights Reserved.