burgeon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v burgeon grow and flourish "The burgeoning administration","The burgeoning population"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Burgeon To bud. See Bourgeon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n burgeon A bud; a sprout.
    • n burgeon A boss used for the cover of a book, to prevent injury to the binding. Often written burgen.
    • burgeon To bud; sprout; put forth new buds; shoot forth, as a branch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n., v.i Burgeon bur′jun Same as Bourgeon.
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Quotations

  • Joseph Wood Krutch
    Joseph Wood Krutch
    “Only those within whose own consciousness the sun rise and set, the leaves burgeon and wither, can be said to be aware of what living is.”

Usage

In literature:

I was gaining in experience, and as I hurried down the canyon and the morning burgeoned like a rose, my spirits mounted invincibly.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
The first torn away, a second fills the place in gold, and the spray burgeons with even such ore again.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Earth, with its depleted iron ranges, its exhausted tin and copper mines, and its burgeoning population, was hungry for metal.
"Gold in the Sky" by Alan Edward Nourse
He is also a blooming, blossoming, burgeoning Ass, and he doesn't know it.
"The Merryweathers" by Laura E. Richards
New powers were swiftly burgeoning.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
So they stopped an extra day, another day of burgeoning spring, and were very content.
"Daisy's Aunt" by E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson
He burgeoned, expanded, flung back his head in the old, imperial way.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
Branches and leaves burgeoned out from it.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
The young girl, burgeoning into a marvelous womanhood, sat before him like an embodied spirit.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
The idea in the back of his head had suddenly burgeoned while his partner rambled on.
"The Monk of Hambleton" by Armstrong Livingston
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In poetry:

Two worlds they have--a globe forgot,
Wheeling from dark to light;
And all the enchanted realm of dream
That burgeons out of night.
"Sleep" by Walter de la Mare
Where vines, just newly burgeoned, link
Their hands to join the dance of Spring,
Green lizards glisten from clest and chink,
And almond blossoms rosy pink
Cluster and perch, ere taking wing;
"Dedication To Lady Windsor" by Alfred Austin
In the desert of dusty death
It will point to the hidden spring;
Should you weary and fail for breath,
It will burgeon and branch and swing
Till you sink to sleep in its shadow deep to the sound of its murmuring.
"Wilfred" by John Le Gay Brereton
Thy matins peal long ere the rosy dawn
Unfolds its hull and burgeons into light;
Nor cease thy vespers till from darkling lawn
The silent shadows steal away in flight,
And the star—lit tent is drawn
Round the Night.
"A Souless Singer" by Alfred Austin
Kindle, eyes, and beat, heart!
Hold the brimming breaker up!
All the may is burgeoning from East to golden West!
England, my mother, greet America, my sweetheart:
—Ah, but ere I drained the cup
I found her on your breast.
"Drake" by Alfred Noyes
'Oh Spring, I hope that thou wilt be my friend.
Thro' the long weary Summer I toiled sore;
Having much sorrow of the envious woods
And groves that burgeoned round me where I came,
And when I would have seen him, shut him in.
"Crazed" by Sydney Thompson Dobell

In news:

Since minor restrictions were imposed a year ago, public nudity has burgeoned in San Francisco, testing residents' famous tolerance.
The capital's boutique hotel scene gets a boost with the 99-room Opposite House, in the burgeoning Sanlitun area.
Focus China burgeoning LNG's supply to outpace demand by 2014.
The state's current severe budget crisis could finally force legislators and other public officials this year to address Oklahoma's burgeoning correctional system.
With the burgeoning number of theater blogs, Chicago productions are rarely overlooked completely.
To rent or own, that is the question posed by the burgeoning sharing economy.
In North Portland's burgeoning foodie mecca Eat offers primarily oyster po' boy sandwiches (over 12 varieties.
For some time now, seasonal beers have been the most talked-about and best-selling segment of the burgeoning craft beer market, and rightly so.
Petersburg's Sycamore Rouge joins the burgeoning wave of stage co-productions.
Chicago's burgeoning, diverse Asian-American community faces challenges.
Measures to protect spawning fish stocks and enhance control of the burgeoning population of cormorants is set to kick off in the spring of 2010.
In Chapter 5, "The Stable and the Laboratory," author Michael Willrich explores the burgeoning vaccine manufacture industry that ramped up to combat smallpox epidemics in turn-of-the-twentieth-century American cities.
Montgomery Ward Plaza's burgeoning retail complex now includes a variety of sit-down restaurants.
Obesity is a burgeoning concern of many Americans.
Agency tries to get ahead of burgeoning technology privacy debate By Katy Bachman.
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In science:

These studies and many others show that bubbles are initially nucleated at times of burgeoning economic fundamentals in so-called “new economy” climates.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
As the burgeoning literature on Eulerian walk and rotor-routing attests, there are numerous interesting open problems.
Rotor Walks and Markov Chains
Understanding encryption, preserving it and working with it are crucial too for the burgeoning field of Quantum Computation10.
Secure Quantum Communication and Superluminal Signalling on the Bell Channel
A recent paper has made a dramatic new claim about black hole physics, and has led to a burgeoning literature.
Holographic Space-Time Does Not Predict Firewalls
What would be relegated to mere paradox a decade ago is now orthodox, thanks to burgeoning, precise observations of our universe.
Seeing Darkness: the New Cosmology
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