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bur·geon

also bour·geon (bûr′jən)
intr.v. bur·geoned, bur·geon·ing, bur·geons also bour·geoned or bour·geon·ing or bour·geons
1.
a. To put forth new buds, leaves, or greenery; sprout.
b. To begin to grow or blossom.
2. To grow or develop rapidly; expand or proliferate.

[Middle English burgeonen, from Old French borjoner, from burjon, a bud, from Vulgar Latin *burriō, burriōn-, from Late Latin burra, a shaggy garment.]

burgeon

(ˈbɜːdʒən) or

bourgeon

vb
1. (often foll by: forth or out) (of a plant) to sprout (buds)
2. (intr; often foll by forth or out) to develop or grow rapidly; flourish
n
(Botany) a bud of a plant
[C13: from Old French burjon, perhaps ultimately from Late Latin burra shaggy cloth; from the downiness of certain buds]

bur•geon

or bour•geon

(ˈbɜr dʒən)

v.i.
1. to grow or develop quickly; flourish: The town burgeoned into a city.
2. to begin to grow, as a bud; put forth buds, shoots, etc., as a plant (often fol. by out, forth).
[1300–50; Middle English burjon, burion shoot, bud < Old French burjon < Vulgar Latin *burriōnem]
usage: The two senses of burgeon, “to bud” and “to grow or flourish,” date from the 14th century. Today the sense “to grow or flourish” is the more common. Occasionally, objections are raised to this use, perhaps because of its popularity in journalistic writing.

burgeon


Past participle: burgeoned
Gerund: burgeoning

Imperative
burgeon
burgeon
Present
I burgeon
you burgeon
he/she/it burgeons
we burgeon
you burgeon
they burgeon
Preterite
I burgeoned
you burgeoned
he/she/it burgeoned
we burgeoned
you burgeoned
they burgeoned
Present Continuous
I am burgeoning
you are burgeoning
he/she/it is burgeoning
we are burgeoning
you are burgeoning
they are burgeoning
Present Perfect
I have burgeoned
you have burgeoned
he/she/it has burgeoned
we have burgeoned
you have burgeoned
they have burgeoned
Past Continuous
I was burgeoning
you were burgeoning
he/she/it was burgeoning
we were burgeoning
you were burgeoning
they were burgeoning
Past Perfect
I had burgeoned
you had burgeoned
he/she/it had burgeoned
we had burgeoned
you had burgeoned
they had burgeoned
Future
I will burgeon
you will burgeon
he/she/it will burgeon
we will burgeon
you will burgeon
they will burgeon
Future Perfect
I will have burgeoned
you will have burgeoned
he/she/it will have burgeoned
we will have burgeoned
you will have burgeoned
they will have burgeoned
Future Continuous
I will be burgeoning
you will be burgeoning
he/she/it will be burgeoning
we will be burgeoning
you will be burgeoning
they will be burgeoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been burgeoning
you have been burgeoning
he/she/it has been burgeoning
we have been burgeoning
you have been burgeoning
they have been burgeoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been burgeoning
you will have been burgeoning
he/she/it will have been burgeoning
we will have been burgeoning
you will have been burgeoning
they will have been burgeoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been burgeoning
you had been burgeoning
he/she/it had been burgeoning
we had been burgeoning
you had been burgeoning
they had been burgeoning
Conditional
I would burgeon
you would burgeon
he/she/it would burgeon
we would burgeon
you would burgeon
they would burgeon
Past Conditional
I would have burgeoned
you would have burgeoned
he/she/it would have burgeoned
we would have burgeoned
you would have burgeoned
they would have burgeoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.burgeon - grow and flourish; "The burgeoning administration"; "The burgeoning population"
grow - become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"

burgeon

verb develop, increase, grow, flower, progress, mature, thrive, flourish, bloom, bud, blossom, prosper Japan's burgeoning satellite-TV industry

burgeon

verb
Translations

burgeon

[ˈbɜːdʒən] VI (Bot) → retoñar (fig) → empezar a prosperar (rápidamente); [trade etc] → florecer

burgeon

[ˈbɜːrən] vi
[industry, movement] → être en plein essor
[plant] → bourgeonner

burgeon

vi (liter: also burgeon forth, flower) → knospen (liter); (plant)sprießen (liter); (fig)hervorsprießen (geh); when young love first burgeonswenn die junge Liebe erblüht (liter)

burgeon

[ˈbɜːdʒn] vi (liter) → svilupparsi rapidamente
References in classic literature ?
Know then that if these rows were dug up the wealth of the country would be gone, and mayhap there would be dry throats and gaping mouths in England, for in three months' time these black roots will blossom and snoot and burgeon, and from them will come many a good ship-load of Medoc and Gascony which will cross the narrow seas.
As for the rest, every bit was made by her own hands--featherstitched pinning blankets, a crocheted jacket and cap, knitted mittens, embroidered bonnets; slim little princess slips of sensible length; underskirts on absurd Lilliputian yokes; silk-embroidered white flannel petticoats; stockings and crocheted boots, seeming to burgeon before her eyes with wriggly pink toes and plump little calves; and last, but not least, many deliciously soft squares of bird's-eye linen.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) emergencies director Dominique Burgeon said more than 1 million people are facing some form of food crisis.