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Meaning of growing by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -əʊɪŋ



    1. Present participle of grow .


    growing ( uncountable )

    1. The action of the verb to grow .


    growing ( not comparable )

    1. That grows .
      Milk is good for growing children .
    2. Connected with growing
      Growing season here begins in March .

Explanation of growing by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. relating to or suitable for growth

    2. the growing season for corn
      good growing weather
    1. the production of ( semiconductor ) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state

    2. the process of an individual organism growing organically

    Definition of growing by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Grow ( grō ), v. i. [imp. Grew ( gru ); p. p. Grown ( grōn ); p. pr. & vb. n. Growing.] [AS. grōwan; akin to D. groeijen, Icel. grōa, 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.

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

      Syn. -- growth, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis.

    3. growing adj.
      1. increasing in intensity of some quality. [prenominal]

      Syn. -- increasing( prenominal ), incremental.

      2. increasing in size or amount; as, “her growing popularity”.

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

      Syn. -- flourishing, thriving.

      4. p. pr. of grow ( definition 3 ); as, “growing plants”.