Grow Grow (gr[=o]), v. i. [imp. {Grew} (gr[udd]); p. p. {Grown (gr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Growing}.] [AS. gr[=o]wan; akin to D. groeijen, Icel. gr[=o]a, 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To increase in any way; to become larger and stronger; to be augmented; to advance; to extend; to wax; to accrue. [1913 Webster]

Winter began to grow fast on. --Knolles. [1913 Webster]

Even just the sum that I do owe to you Is growing to me by Antipholus. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Where law faileth, error groweth. --Gower. [1913 Webster]

4. To pass from one state to another; to result as an effect from a cause; to become; as, to grow pale. [1913 Webster]

For his mind Had grown Suspicion's sanctuary. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

5. To become attached or fixed; to adhere. [1913 Webster]

Our knees shall kneel till to the ground they grow. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Grew — ist der Familienname von: Joseph Grew (1880–1965), US amerikanischer Diplomat Nehemiah Grew (1641–1712), englischer Botaniker und Physiologe Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • grew — grew·hound; grew·ia; grew; …   English syllables

  • Grew — (gr[udd]), imp. of {Grow} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grew —   [gruː], Nehemia, britischer Botaniker, * Coventry 1641, ✝ London 1712; führte als einer der Ersten mikroskopische Studien über Pflanzenanatomie durch und prägte den Begriff »Gewebe«; Grew verwendete erstmals für seine Untersuchungen an… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Grew — (spr. Griu), Nehemiah, geb. um 1628 in Coventry, Arzt u. Naturforscher daselbst, wurde 1670 Mitglied der königlichen Societät in London u. 1677 deren Secretär; er st. 1711 u. schr.: Idee einer philosophischen Pflanzengeschichte, Lond. 1670;… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Grew — (spr. grū), Nehemiah, Botaniker, geb. 1628 in Coventry in England, gest. 15. März 1711 in London, lebte als Arzt in seiner Vaterstadt, ging 1672 nach London und wurde 1677 daselbst Sekretär der Royal Society. G. zählt zu den Begründern der… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Grew — (spr. gruh), Nehemia, engl. Botaniker, geb. um 1628 zu Coventry, studierte Medizin, wurde 1677 Sekretär der Royal Society, gest. 25. März 1711; neben Malpighi Begründer der Pflanzenhistologie. Hauptwerk: »The anatomy of plants« (1672) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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  • grew — past of GROW …   Medical dictionary

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