• To grow. N.A. Indian
    To grow. N.A. Indian
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj growing relating to or suitable for growth "the growing season for corn","good growing weather"
    • n growing (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state
    • n growing (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"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Rodents teeth never stop growing.
    • n growing The gradual increment of animal or vegetable bodies; increase in bulk, extent, amount, value, etc.; augmentation; enlargement.
    • n growing That which has grown; growth.
    • growing Promoting or encouraging growth, as of plants: as, growing weather.
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  • Virgil
    “Rumor grows as it goes.”
  • R. C. Allen
    R. C. Allen
    “We grow because we struggle, we learn and overcome.”
  • Anatole France
    “If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.”
  • Hubbell
    “Some people grow under responsibility, others merely swell.”
  • William Butler Yeats
    “Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.”
  • Turkish Proverb
    Turkish Proverb
    “A heart in love with beauty never grows old.”


Absence makes the heart grow fonder - This idiom means that when people are apart, their love grows stronger.
Grow in the telling - The more you tell it, the larger, wilder, better, etc. the story gets.
Growing pains - If a business is going through some growing pains, it is experiencing the typical problems that arise when a company becomes stronger and bigger.
Let the grass grow round your feet - If you let the grass grow round your feet, you delay doing things instead of taking action.
Mighty oaks from little acorns grow - Big or great things start very small.
Money doesn`t grow on trees - This means that you have to work to earn money; it doesn't come easily or without effort.
Watch grass grow - If something is like watching grass grow, it is really boring.


In literature:

It is a plant that any one can grow, and it is a plant that will grow almost anywhere.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
The herbage, sparse though it be, does not grow in vain.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
How does this plant grow?
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Ye breed o' the tod, ye grow grey before ye grow gude.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
A child of three or four will be interested in watching a seed grow.
"The Renewal of Life; How and When to Tell the Story to the Young" by Margaret Warner Morley
It grows on dead trunks, etc., and sometimes is found growing from the wounds of living trees.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
In a normally-grown, thrifty pine log the rings are widest near the pith, growing more and more narrow toward the bark.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
The White Pine of Mexico and Guatemala grows on mountain-slopes and at the head of ravines.
"The Genus Pinus" by George Russell Shaw
Nature is very careful in her way and never makes the soil poor by growing more plants than it can support.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
He grows coarser each year.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich

In poetry:

The men that keep thy law with care,
And meditate thy word,
Grow wiser than their teachers are,
And better know the Lord.
"Psalm 119 part 4" by Isaac Watts
And when the days have lengthened into years,
And I grow old,
Oh, spite of pains and griefs and cares and fears,
Grow thou not cold.
"Love's Apotheosis" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Their glory on the sea, while I
Linger amid Life's mystery
Until the night grows dark, the sea
Grows dark and mute, and only I remain.
"The Eternal " by E J Rupert Atkinson
My dear, who dreams of growing old
When Earth seems growing new?
What thing save death could touch with cold
The heart that's nearest you?
"Song 2" by John Joy Bell
If words grow dull and rhymes grow rare,
I'll sing of Spring's farewell, sir.
For every season steals an air,
Which has a Springtime smell, sir.
"When Winter Darkening All Around" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Even while your glow is on the cheek,
And scarce the high pursuit begun,
The heart grows faint, the hand grows weak,
The task of life is left undone.
"The Waning Moon" by William Cullen Bryant

In news:

Hawaii is the only state that grows cacao, and our growing chocolate industry is getting noticed around the world.
Farmer Kathy Hadley stands in front of her field in Rickreall, Ore. Where she could grow canola but instead is growing turnips.
Farmer Dean Freeborn looks over his field where he could grow canola but instead is growing turnips.
Fresno Police say the shooting death of a man trying to steal marijuana growing in the yard of a house near Roeding Park last year, is an example of why the city should ban marijuana growing outdoors.
Impatiens, the top-selling bedding plants in the United States, are easy to grow, provide color to shady areas throughout the growing season, and have few insect and disease problems.
Yesterday, the OECD announced that it expects the euro zone to grow just 0.2 percent next year, while the United States would grow a slightly more healthy 2 percent.
Let's pretend I have a pharmaceutical business and it has revenue of about $1 billion and growing – growing well.
In the latest season of Project Grow, we talk to experts about the challenges of growing a business.
The city is growing like gangbusters, and its Asian population is growing the fastest.
With the drastic fluctuation in weather over the last few months, farmers are concerned with how their crops are growing and how they will continue to grow.
Growing Power is excited to announce the grand opening of Growing Power's Deli & Food Market located in the King Commons Development at 2737 N Martin Luther King, Jr Drive in Milwaukee.
Fat, healthy and growing fish in one year doesn't mean that those same fish will continue to grow the following year.
Romney has steadily gained in the Gallup poll in recent weeks, turning what had been a growing deficit in September into a growing lead since his strong first debate performance.
Erica Grow (News8 WTNH) Meteorologist Erica Grow, who grew up in Bethlehem, Pa, will join Topper Shutt, Howard Bernstein and Anny Hong as part of WUSA9's weather team this September.
When you grow up in North Carolina, as I did, you grow up loving college basketball.

In science:

Whereas RR increases rather fast with growing κ (B), DET increases slower (D) and L increases much slower (F) with growing κ.
Nonlinear analysis of bivariate data with cross recurrence plots
Moreover, as the number of dimensions (e.g., people or products) grows larger, the number of multidimensional comparisons grows.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
We illustrate that although the first order metric perturbations do not grow, for a long wavelength super-Hubble horizon modes the second order metric fluctuations can grow exponentially, highlighting the potential for a large non-Gaussian signature arising from preheating.
Non-Gaussianity from Preheating
Whenever one growing cell touches another, it stops growing in that direction.
Gaussian limits for random measures in geometric probability
The restrictions on the tail of the prior occur because condition 3 in Theorem 6 requires that the “sieve” sets An do not grow in “size” too quickly as n grows.
Nonparametric Bayesian Classification