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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The process of growing.
  • noun Full development; maturity.
  • noun Development from a lower or simpler to a higher or more complex form; evolution.
  • noun An increase, as in size, number, value, or strength; extension or expansion.
  • noun Something that grows or has grown.
  • noun An abnormal mass of tissue, such as a tumor, growing in or on a living organism.
  • noun A result of growth; a product.
  • adjective Expected to have or investing in businesses expected to have higher-than-average increases in revenues and returns.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun Increase in any way, as in bulk, extent, number, strength, value, etc.; development; advancement; extension.
  • noun That which has grown; anything produced; a product.

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

  • noun 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
  • noun That which has grown or is growing; anything produced; product; consequence; effect; result.

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

  • noun an increase in size, number, value, or strength
  • noun biology the act of growing, getting bigger or higher
  • noun biology something that grows or has grown
  • noun pathology an abnormal mass such as a tumor

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

  • noun the gradual beginning or coming forth
  • noun (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
  • noun something grown or growing
  • noun vegetation that has grown
  • noun a progression from simpler to more complex forms
  • noun (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
  • noun a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important

Etymologies

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From grow +‎ -th. Compare North Frisian greyde ("growth, pasture"), Danish grøde ("fruits"), Swedish gröda ("crop, harvest"). More at grow.

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