Dictionary Results for growing


1. growing - noun

· (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"

Synonym(s): growth, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis

Hypernym(s): organic_process, biological_process




2. growing - noun

· (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state

Hypernym(s): production




3. grow - verb

· pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"

Synonym(s): turn

Hypernym(s): change




4. grow - verb

· become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"

Hypernym(s): increase




5. grow - verb

· increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"; "her hair doesn't grow much anymore"

Hypernym(s): develop




6. grow - verb

· cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his backyard"

Hypernym(s): develop, make_grow




7. grow - verb

· develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"

Synonym(s): mature, maturate

Hypernym(s): develop




8. grow - verb

· come into existence; take on form or shape; "A new religious movement originated in that country"; "a love that sprang up from friendship"; "the idea for the book grew out of a short story"; "An interesting phenomenon uprose"

Synonym(s): originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring_up

Hypernym(s): become




9. grow - verb

· cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques; "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here"

Synonym(s): raise, farm, produce

Hypernym(s): cultivate




10. grow - verb

· come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"

Synonym(s): develop, produce, get, acquire

Hypernym(s): change




11. grow - verb

· grow emotionally or mature; "The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten"; "When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior"

Synonym(s): develop

Hypernym(s): change




12. grow - verb

· become attached by or as if by the process of growth; "The tree trunks had grown together"

Hypernym(s): change




13. growing - adjective

· relating to or suitable for growth; "the growing season for corn"; "good growing weather"





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