Sprout

  • 1 Sprout — Sprout, v. t. 1. To cause to sprout; as, the rain will sprout the seed. [1913 Webster] 2. To deprive of sprouts; as, to sprout potatoes. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Sprout — may refer to:* Shoot, the early growth of a plant ** Edible sprouts * Sprouting, germination of seed * Brussels sprout, a green vegetable * Sprouts (game), a pencil and paper game * Little Green Sprout, the sidekick to the Jolly Green Giant… …

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  • 3 Sprout — Sprout, n. [Cf. AS. sprote a sprout, sprig; akin to Icel. sproti, G. sprosse. See {Sprout}, v. i.] 1. The shoot of a plant; a shoot from the seed, from the stump, or from the root or tuber, of a plant or tree; more rarely, a shoot from the stem… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 sprout — [sprout] vi. [ME sprouten < OE sprutan, akin to Ger spriessen < IE * spreud < base * (s)p(h)er : see SPREAD] 1. to begin to grow or germinate; give off shoots or buds 2. to grow or develop rapidly vt. to cause to sprout or grow n. [ME… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Sprout — (sprout), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sprouted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sprouting}.] [OE. sprouten, spruten; akin to OFries. spr[=u]ta, AS. spre[ o]tan, D. spruiten, G. spriessen, Sw. spruta to squirt, to spout. Cf. {Sprit}, v. t. & i., {Sprit} a spar,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 sprout — sprout; sprout·er; sprout·ling; …

    English syllables

  • 7 sprout — ► VERB 1) produce shoots. 2) grow (plant shoots or hair). 3) start to grow or develop. ► NOUN 1) a shoot of a plant. 2) a Brussels sprout. ORIGIN Germanic …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 sprout — index germinate, outgrowth, proliferate, pullulate, stem (originate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 sprout — [v] develop bud, burgeon, germinate, grow, push, shoot, shoot up, spring, take root, vegetate; concept 257 Ant. die, shrink, shrivel …

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  • 10 sprout — I UK [spraʊt] / US verb Word forms sprout : present tense I/you/we/they sprout he/she/it sprouts present participle sprouting past tense sprouted past participle sprouted 1) [intransitive] if a leaf or other part of a plant is sprouting, it is… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 sprout — [[t]spra͟ʊt[/t]] sprouts, sprouting, sprouted 1) VERB When plants, vegetables, or seeds sprout, they produce new shoots or leaves. It only takes a few days for beans to sprout. 2) VERB When leaves, shoots, or plants sprout somewhere, they grow… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 sprout — sprout1 [spraut] v [: Old English; Origin: sprutan] 1.) [I and T] if vegetables, seeds, or plants sprout, they start to grow, producing ↑shoots, ↑buds, or leaves ▪ Move the pots outside when the seeds begin to sprout. ▪ Trees were starting to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 sprout — {{11}}sprout (n.) shoot of a plant, sprout; a twig, O.E. sprota (see SPROUT (Cf. sprout) (v.)). {{12}}sprout (v.) O.E. sprutan (in asprutan to sprout ), from P.Gmc. *spreutanan (Cf. O.S. sprutan, O.Fris. spruta, M.Du. spruten, O.H.G. spriozan,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 sprout — sprout1 [ spraut ] verb 1. ) intransitive if a leaf or other part of a plant is sprouting, it is beginning to grow on the plant a ) intransitive if a plant sprouts, new leaves or SHOOTS begin to grow on it b ) transitive to make a plant start to… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 sprout — 1 verb 1 (I) if leaves or buds sprout they appear and begin to grow 2 (I, T) if vegetables, seeds, or plants sprout they start to produce shoots, or buds: Keep the tray away from direct sunlight until the seeds begin to sprout. | sprout sth: The… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 sprout — /sprowt/, v.i. 1. to begin to grow; shoot forth, as a plant from a seed. 2. (of a seed or plant) to put forth buds or shoots. 3. to develop or grow quickly: a boy awkwardly sprouting into manhood. v.t. 4. to cause to sprout. 5. to remove sprouts… …

    Universalium

  • 17 sprout — I. verb Etymology: Middle English spruten, from Old English sprūtan; akin to Old High German spriozan to sprout, Lithuanian sprausti to squeeze, thrust Date: 13th century intransitive verb 1. to grow, spring up, or come forth as or as if a sprout …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 sprout — A structure resembling the s. of a plant. syncytial s. SYN: syncytial knot. * * * sprout sprau̇t vi to send out new growth: produce sprouts <vascular endothelial growth factor...has been shown to spur blood vessels to sprout (Greg Miller)>… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 19 sprout — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Sprout is used after these nouns: ↑bean {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} verb Sprout is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑bulb, ↑seed Sprout is used with these nouns as the object: ↑leaf, ↑wing …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 sprout — [spraʊt] verb I 1) [I/T] if a plant sprouts, or if it sprouts something, new leaves or SHOOTS begin to grow on it 2) [I] to suddenly appear or increase in number A lot of these modern buildings have sprouted suddenly along the shore of the… …

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