from The Century Dictionary.
- Fully grown.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective covered with growing plants.
- adjective abounded in usually unwanted vegetation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Having large numbers of
plantswhich have become too big, and are hence spoiling the picturesquenessof a garden.
- adjective Something which has grown
biggerbut has not changed its character.
- verb Past participle of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective covered with growing plants
- adjective abounding in usually unwanted vegetation
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Most of these drives took place in overgrown thickets, swamps, etc.
I treated the Greek, of course, with the contempt which he merited, whereupon he called another overgrown bog-trotter to his assistance, and the twain forthwith attacked me with great fury.
But golfers looking to tune up at the driving range will discover it's now closed and overgrown, which is appreciated by the rather tame deer population.
Mr Cotterell bred Chihuahua dogs of which there must have been about 50 or 60 of what Henry called overgrown rats.
A corral outside the quadrangle held four-footed beasts, and nearby stood a row of what Turekian, pointing, called overgrown birdhouses.
The Earth Book of Stormgate Anderson, Poul, 1926-2001 1978
The little pathway leading from his cell to the church still exists; it is almost the same as he left it -- a little overgrown, that is all.
The Lake 1892
FitzGerald, was recognized for leading a group that used their free time to clean up a Kabul hospital that Welch described as overgrown with vegetation and infested with rodents.
For the past few years filmmakers like Judd Apatow have been steadily flooding theaters with stories that riff on the notion of overgrown boys putting off adulthood for as long as they can and by any means necessary.
The lions too may be called overgrown feals; for they are all of the fame fpecics.
A New, authentic, and complete collection of voyages round the world, undertaken and performed by royal authority [microform] : containing an authentic, entertaining, full, and complete history of Captain Cook's first, second, third and last voyages, undertaken by order of his present Majesty, for making discoveries in geography, navigation, astronomy, &c. in the southern and northern hemispheres & c. &c. &c. ... the whole comprehending a full account, from the earliest period to the present time ... 1784
"It was just bare land that was a total disaster," Ms. Markus says of the property's original "overgrown" condition.
Lakefront Montana 2010