from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The process of growing.
- n. Full development; maturity.
- n. Development from a lower or simpler to a higher or more complex form; evolution.
- n. An increase, as in size, number, value, or strength; extension or expansion: population growth.
- n. Something that grows or has grown: a new growth of grass.
- n. Pathology An abnormal mass of tissue, such as a tumor, growing in or on a living organism.
- n. A result of growth; a product: concerns that are a growth of the new responsibilities.
- adj. Expected to have or investing in businesses expected to have higher-than-average increases in revenues and returns: a growth stock; a growth fund.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an increase in size, number, value, or strength
- n. the act of growing, getting bigger or higher
- n. something that grows or has grown
- n. an abnormal mass such as a tumor
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The process of growing; the gradual increase of an animal or a vegetable body; the development from a seed, germ, or root, to full size or maturity; increase in size, number, frequency, strength, etc.; augmentation; advancement; production; prevalence or influence
- n. That which has grown or is growing; anything produced; product; consequence; effect; result.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The process of growing; gradual natural increase, as of an animal or vegetable body; specifically, the process of developing from a germ, seed, or root to maturity.
- n. Increase in any way, as in bulk, extent, number, strength, value, etc.; development; advancement; extension.
- n. That which has grown; anything produced; a product.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the gradual beginning or coming forth
- n. (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
- n. something grown or growing
- n. vegetation that has grown
- n. a progression from simpler to more complex forms
- n. (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
- n. a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important
From grow + -th. Compare North Frisian greyde ("growth, pasture"), Danish grøde ("fruits"), Swedish gröda ("crop, harvest"). More at grow. (Wiktionary)