from The Century Dictionary.

  • Grown to full size or maturity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having reached the limits of growth; mature; fully developed; -- used mostly of living organisms.
  • adjective .

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Fully developed; adult

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of animals) fully developed


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  • Another day a full-grown wolf, fresh-caught from the Wild, was shoved in through the door of the pen.

    Reign of Hate

  • Once, a full-grown female lynx was secured, and this time White Fang fought for his life.

    Reign of Hate

  • She is prodigal of the individual and is satisfied with one match out of many mismatches, just as she is satisfied that of a million cod eggs one only should develop into a full-grown cod.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • Struck in flank by two full-grown fox - terriers, he was slashed and rolled on the deck.


  • To the right, dipping down into a hollow and rising again, was a large, full-grown eucalyptus grove.

    Chapter XIX

  • Most of all, I wanted to descend from on high, made a mental note to talk to Miriam about building a platform strong enough to support and lower a two-hundred-pound man and a full-grown Harley.

    Miracles, Inc.

  • Is it possible for a full-grown turkey to weigh only seven pounds?

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • (The boy, Dani, is now a full-grown secular Palestinian who lives in Jerusalem but declines to take Israeli citizenship.)

    Lost in the Levant

  • When they moved, Hap saw a full-grown deer coming at him, hovering off the ground with its four legs stabbing at the air.

    End of Time

  • As in his cubhood he had been made to feel his smallness and puniness on the day he first came in from the Wild to the village of Grey Beaver, so now, in his full-grown stature and pride of strength, he was made to feel small and puny.

    The Southland


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