from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause to sprout or grow.
- intransitive v. To begin to sprout or grow.
- intransitive v. To come into existence: An idea germinated in his mind.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To sprout or produce buds.
- v. To cause to grow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To sprout; to bud; to shoot; to begin to vegetate, as a plant or its seed; to begin to develop, as a germ.
- transitive v. To cause to sprout.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To act as a germ; begin to undergo development toward a more complete form or state; form or be formed into an embryo, as an impregnated ovum.
- Specifically, to sprout; bud; shoot; begin to vegetate or grow, as a plant or its seed.
- To cause to sprout; put forth; produce.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. work out
- v. cause to grow or sprout
- v. produce buds, branches, or germinate
Latin germināre, germināt-, to sprout, from germen, germin-, sprout, bud.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)