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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Grow v. i. [imp. Grew p. p. Grown p. pr. & vb. n. Growing.]
 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.
 Syn: -- To become; increase; enlarge; augment; improve; expand; extend.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: increasing in size or degree or amount; "her growing
             popularity"; "growing evidence of a world depression";
             "a growing city"; "growing businesses"
      2: having or showing vigorous vegetal or animal life;
         "flourishing crops"; "flourishing chicks"; "a growing
         boy"; "fast-growing weeds"; "a thriving deer population"
         [syn: flourishing, thriving]
      3: relating to or suitable for growth; "the growing season for
         corn"; "good growing weather"
      n 1: (biology) the process of an individual organism growing
           organically; a purely biological unfolding of events
           involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple
           to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of
           osseous development in children" [syn: growth, maturation,
            development, ontogeny, ontogenesis] [ant: nondevelopment]
      2: (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by
         slow crystallization from the molten state