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growth

 (grōth)
n.
1.
a. The process of growing.
b. Full development; maturity.
2. Development from a lower or simpler to a higher or more complex form; evolution.
3. An increase, as in size, number, value, or strength; extension or expansion: population growth.
4. Something that grows or has grown: a new growth of grass.
5. An abnormal mass of tissue, such as a tumor, growing in or on a living organism.
6. 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.

growth

(ɡrəʊθ)
n
1. (Biology) the process or act of growing, esp in organisms following assimilation of food
2. an increase in size, number, significance, etc
3. something grown or growing: a new growth of hair.
4. a stage of development
5. (Pathology) any abnormal tissue, such as a tumour
6. (modifier) of, relating to, causing or characterized by growth: a growth industry; growth hormone.

growth

(groʊθ)

n.
1. the act or process or a manner of growing; development; gradual increase.
2. size or stage of development: to reach one's full growth.
3. completed development.
4. development from a simpler to a more complex stage.
5. development from another but related form or stage.
6. something that has grown or developed: a growth of weeds.
7. an abnormal increase in a mass of tissue, as a tumor.
8. origin: tobacco of domestic growth.
adj.
9. of or designating a business, industry, or equity security that grows or is expected to grow in value, earnings, etc., at a rate higher than average: a growth industry; growth stocks.
[1550–60; see grow, -th1; probably c. Old Norse grōthr]

growth

(grōth)
An increase in size, amount, or volume, usually as a result of an increase in the number of cells. Growth of an organism may stop at maturity, as in the case of humans and other mammals, or it may continue throughout life, as in many plants.

Growth

See also change; evolution

growth, especially owing to an increase in cell size. Cf. merisis.auxetic, adj.
Obsolete. Medicine. the science of growth, especially applied to micro-organisms. Also called auxanology.
a hypothetical vital force, thought to control growth and the function of nutrition.
growth or motion in response to a chemical stimulus. — chemotropic, adj.
a cultivator or a person who grows things.
the formation and growth of an embryo. — embryogenic, embryogenetic, adj.
development or growth from within. — endogenicity, n.endogenous, adj.
the growth of part of an organism in such a way that it overlays or surrounds another. — epibolic, adj.
growth or moveinent of an organism in response to an electric current. — galvanotropic, adj.
the growth of organic tissues. — histogenic, histogenetic, adj.
any form of growth, especially as a product of cell division. Cf. auxesis.
the growth or formation of a neoplasm. — neoplastic, adj.
any abnormal formation or growth of tissue such as a tumor. — neoplastic, adj.
1. the principle or concept of growth and change in nature.
2. nature considered as the source of growth and change.
3. something that grows or develops.
the tendency of some plants to diverge from the vertical in their growth. — plagiotropic, adj.
the passing of an organism through several different forms in the growth process.
orientation or movement of an organism in response to the stimulus of a solid object. Cf. stereotropism.stereotactic, adj.
growth or movement determined by contact with a solid. Cf. stereotaxis.stereotropic, adj.
Biology. the study of malformations or abnormal growth in animals or vegetables. — teratologist, n.teratological, adj.
stereotropism. — thigmotropic, adj.

Growth

 

See Also: SPREADING

  1. Accumulate … like acorns beneath the trees of a forest —Thomas H. Huxley
  2. Accumulate like a pile of dead leaves drifting onto the pavement of August —Barbara Pym
  3. Accumulate like wire coat hangers in a closet —Anon
  4. Blooming as a bride —Anon
  5. Blooming as spring —John Dryden
  6. Bloom like wildflowers in moss —George Garrett
  7. [A young girl] blossomed … like a tree or a branch where every bud was breaking into flower —Rumer Godden
  8. (Curiosity) blossomed like leprosy —Yehuda Amichai
  9. (Life had) blossomed out like a flower in the sun —Ellen Glasgow
  10. Blown up like a tumor —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  11. Bred and nourished like a gardenia —Pat Conroy
  12. Breed as quickly as cockroaches and are as difficult to stamp out —Bob Davis, in article about bugs in computer software, Wall Street Journal, January 28, 1987
  13. Breed like cells under a microscope —Doris Lessing
  14. Breeds like a rabbit —Jonathan Swift
  15. (Ambassadors) cropped up like hay —W. S. Gilbert
  16. (His belief … came to the surface and) expanded like some delicate flower —E. M. Forster
  17. Expanding like the shade of a cloud on sand —Wallace Stevens
  18. Fertile like the divine creation —Victor Hugo
  19. (The righteous shall) flourish as a branch —The Holy Bible/Proverbs
  20. Flourishing like a weed —Stefan Zweig
  21. Flourish like a cabbage rose —John Ashbery
  22. Flourish like an herb —The Holy Bible/Isaiah
  23. Going [a criminal investigation] like a grass shack fire —Harold Adams
  24. Grew … like a balloon being pumped full of gas —Myron Brinig
  25. Grew like a larch —Emily Brontë
  26. Grew like asparagus in May —W. S. Gilbert
  27. [George Ade’s popularity] grew like Jack’s beanstalk —Lee Coyle
  28. Grew like weeds in sand —Marge Piercy
  29. Grow and grow like a maypole —Erica Jong
  30. Grow like a summer pumpkin —W. P. Kinsella
  31. (His notions) grow like a tropical forest —G. K. Chesterton
  32. Grow like savages —William Shakespeare
  33. (I watch our children) grow like stubborn weeds —George Garrett
  34. Growth … as fast as the light from polar regions —John Ashbery
  35. Have grown like a bug from a bug out of the garden of Eden —Dylan Thomas
  36. (In earth) like a man in a woman, I’ll make food out of food —Daniela Gioseffi
  37. A major advance … it’s like going from the propeller airplane to the jet —Dr. Bruce R. Baral, a dentist commenting on new cavity removal system, New York Times, December 31, 1986
  38. (Disappointment) mounting higher every week, like a quick-growing hedge —Mazo De La Roche
  39. Multiplies itself [ultimate truth about fellow men] like taxes —Ogden Nash
  40. Multiplies like loaves and fishes —George Garrett
  41. Multiply (thy seed) as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore —The Holy Bible/Genesis
  42. Multiply like fruitflies —Herbert Lieberman
  43. Progress is like a merry-go-round. We get up on a speckled wooden horse … we think we’re travelling like the devil, but the man that doesn’t care about the merry-go-round knows that we come back where we were —Finley Peter Dunne In Dunne’s Observations by Mr. Dooley some words were in dialect (‘Travellin’ like the divvle but th ‘ …’).
  44. Proliferate, like creditors at a bankruptcy —Mike Sommer
  45. (Plots) ripen like fruit —O. Henry
  46. Soaring like Halley’s comet —Jane Wagner As used in Jane Wagner’s scenario for Lily Tomlin, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life, soaring refers to a sharp increase, as in the teenage suicide rate.
  47. (Poems) sprout like grain from quickened seeds —George Garrett
  48. [Popularity] sprung up, like a grass fire —James Thurber
  49. Stockpiled … like grain in a grain elevator —Doug Feiden In Feiden’s novel, The Ten Million Dollar Getaway, the people doing the stockpiling are mobsters and bodies are the frame of reference for the comparison.
  50. Stretched out like a string released —Henri-Pierre Roche
  51. Swelled like bullfrogs at mating time —R. V. Cassill Cassill’s bullfrogs comparison is used by a character in Hoyt’s Child to describe how policemen will fatten up their role if you let them in on your problems.
  52. Swelling like a balloon —Robert Silverberg
  53. Swelling up like blowfish —Peter De Vries
  54. Unfolding like a tree —Philip Levine
  55. We grow like a tree from the earth —Marge Piercy
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.growth - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organicallygrowth - (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; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
culture - (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar); "the culture of cells in a Petri dish"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
amelogenesis - the developmental process of forming tooth enamel
angiogenesis - the formation of new blood vessels
apposition - (biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material
auxesis - growth from increase in cell size without cell division
anthesis, blossoming, florescence, flowering, inflorescence, efflorescence - the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
caenogenesis, cainogenesis, cenogenesis, kainogenesis, kenogenesis - introduction during embryonic development of characters or structure not present in the earlier evolutionary history of the strain or species (such as the addition of the placenta in mammalian evolution)
cohesion - (botany) the process in some plants of parts growing together that are usually separate (such as petals)
cultivation - the process of fostering the growth of something; "the cultivation of bees for honey"
cytogenesis, cytogeny - the origin and development and variation of cells
foliation, leafing - (botany) the process of forming leaves
fructification - the bearing of fruit
gametogenesis - the development and maturation of sex cells through meiosis
gastrulation - the process in which a gastrula develops from a blastula by the inward migration of cells
germination, sprouting - the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
habit - the general form or mode of growth (especially of a plant or crystal); "a shrub of spreading habit"
infructescence - the fruiting stage of the inflorescence
intussusception - (biology) growth in the surface area of a cell by the deposit of new particles between existing particles in the cell wall
juvenescence - the process of growing into a youth
life cycle - the course of developmental changes in an organism from fertilized zygote to maturity when another zygote can be produced
masculinisation, masculinization, virilisation, virilization - the abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)
morphogenesis - differentiation and growth of the structure of an organism (or a part of an organism)
myelinisation, myelinization - the development of a myelin sheath around a nerve fiber
neurogenesis - the development of nerve tissues
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
palingenesis, recapitulation - emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species
proliferation - growth by the rapid multiplication of parts
psychogenesis - a general term for the origin and development of almost any aspect of the mind
psychogenesis - the development in the life of an individual of some disorder that is caused by psychological rather than physiological factors
psychomotor development - progressive acquisition of skills involving both mental and motor activities
psychosexual development - (psychoanalysis) the process during which personality and sexual behavior mature through a series of stages: first oral stage and then anal stage and then phallic stage and then latency stage and finally genital stage
rooting - the process of putting forth roots and beginning to grow
suppression - the failure to develop some part or organ
dentition, odontiasis, teething - the eruption through the gums of baby teeth
teratogenesis - the development of defects in an embryo
vegetation - the process of growth in plants
isometry - the growth rates in different parts of a growing organism are the same
2.growth - a progression from simpler to more complex forms; "the growth of culture"
evolution, development - a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage); "the development of his ideas took many years"; "the evolution of Greek civilization"; "the slow development of her skill as a writer"
3.growth - a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
physical process, process - a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"
accession - a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group); "the art collection grew through accession"
accretion, accumulation - an increase by natural growth or addition
accretion - (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment
accretion - (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles
accretion - (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases
multiplication - a multiplicative increase; "repeated copying leads to a multiplication of errors"; "this multiplication of cells is a natural correlate of growth"
population growth - increase in the number of people who inhabit a territory or state
proliferation - a rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons); "the proliferation of nuclear weapons"
pullulation - a rapid and abundant increase
relaxation - (physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers
widening, broadening - an increase in width
4.growth - vegetation that has grown; "a growth of trees"; "the only growth was some salt grass"
botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
5.growth - the gradual beginning or coming forth; "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"
beginning - the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war"
rise - a growth in strength or number or importance
6.growth - (pathology) an abnormal proliferation of tissue (as in a tumor)
excrescence - (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
illness, sickness, unwellness, malady - impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
exostosis - a benign outgrowth from a bone (usually covered with cartilage)
polyp, polypus - a small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane
peduncle - the thin process of tissue that attaches a polyp to the body
neoplasm, tumor, tumour - an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
hamartoma - a focal growth that resembles a neoplasm but results from faulty development in an organ
7.growth - something grown or growing; "a growth of hair"
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
ingrowth - something that grows inward

growth

noun
2. progress, success, improvement, expansion, advance, prosperity, advancement enormous economic growth
progress failure
3. development, growing hormones which control fertility and body growth
4. vegetation, development, production, sprouting, germination, shooting This helps to encourage new growth and makes the plant flower profusely.
5. (Medical) tumour, cancer, swelling, lump, carcinoma (Pathology), sarcoma (Medical), excrescence This type of surgery could even be used to extract cancerous growths.
Proverbs
"Great oaks from little acorns grow"

growth

noun
1. A progression from a simple form to a more complex one:
Translations
تنميةمِقْدار النُّمونـَماءنُمو، تَطَوُّرنُمو، طول، كِبَر
růstvýrůstekvzrůstporost
vækst
kasvupesäkekasvainkasvannainen
razvitak
növés
æxlivöxtur
成長
성장
rastvzrast
rast
tillväxtväxtväxtlighetvegetation
ความเติบโต
büyümebüyüme oranıbüyümüş şeygelişme miktarışiş
sự tăng trưởng

growth

[grəʊθ]
A. N
1. (= development) [of person, animal, plant] → crecimiento m
spiritual growthdesarrollo m espiritual
2. (= expansion) [of city] → crecimiento m (Econ) → crecimiento m, desarrollo m
the growth of national industriesel desarrollo or el crecimiento de las industrias nacionales
see also capital C
3. (= increase) (in productivity, profits, demand) → aumento m
population growthcrecimiento m demográfico
4. (Bot) (= vegetation) → vegetación f; (= buds, leaves) → brotes mpl
the pine tree was putting out new growthel pino estaba echando brotes nuevos
5. (= beard) with three days' growth on his facecon barba de tres días
6. (Med) → tumor m
B. CPD growth area N (Econ) [of country] → polo m de desarrollo; [of industry] → sector m en crecimiento or expansión
growth hormone Nhormona f del crecimiento
growth industry Nindustria f en crecimiento or expansión
growth point Npunto m de desarrollo
growth potential Npotencial m de crecimiento
growth rate N (Econ) → tasa f de crecimiento
growth shares NPL (US) = growth stock growth stock Nacciones fpl con perspectivas de valorización
growth town Nciudad f en vías de desarrollo

growth

[ˈgrəʊθ] n
[economy] → croissance f
Growth has slowed → La croissance a ralenti.
economic growth → la croissance économique
[plant] → croissance f
new growth → nouvelle pousse
[person, animal] → croissance f
(= increase) [sales, productivity, revenue, demand] → croissance f, augmentation f
population growth → croissance démographique
growth in sth [sales, productivity, revenue, demand] → croissance de qch, augmentation de qch
the growth of nationalism → la poussée du nationalisme growth area, growth potential, growth industry
(= tumour) → grosseur f, tumeur f
(also capital growth) → croissance f
growth and income → croissance et revenugrowth area n (= sector of economy) → secteur m en expansion (= region) → région f en expansiongrowth industry nindustrie f en pleine expansiongrowth potential npotentiel m de croissancegrowth rate ntaux m de croissance

growth

n
Wachstum nt; (= increase in quantity, fig: of love, interest etc) → Zunahme f, → Anwachsen nt; (= increase in size)Vergrößerung f, → Wachstum nt; (of capital etc)Zuwachs m; to reach full growthseine/ihre volle Größe erreichen; growth industry/stockWachstumsindustrie f/-aktien pl; rate of export growthWachstums- or Zuwachsrate fim Export
(= plants)Vegetation f; (of one plant)Triebe pl; growth ring (of tree)Jahresring m; covered with a thick growth of ivyvon Efeu überwuchert or überwachsen; cut away the old growthschneiden Sie die alten Blätter und Zweige aus; with two days’ growth (of beard) on his facemit zwei Tage alten Bartstoppeln
(Med) → Gewächs nt, → Wucherung f

growth

[grəʊθ] n
a. (increase) → crescita, aumento; (development) → sviluppo
he has 5 days' growth (of beard) → ha una barba di 5 giorni
to reach full growth → raggiungere il pieno sviluppo
b. (Med) → tumore m

grow

(grəu) past tense grew (gruː) : past participle grown verb
1. (of plants) to develop. Carrots grow well in this soil.
2. to become bigger, longer etc. My hair has grown too long; Our friendship grew as time went on.
3. to cause or allow to grow. He has grown a beard.
4. (with into) to change into, in becoming mature. Your daughter has grown into a beautiful woman.
5. to become. It's growing dark.
ˈgrower noun
a person who grows (plants etc). a tomato-grower.
grown adjective
adult. a grown man; fully grown.
growth () noun
1. the act or process of growing, increasing, developing etc. the growth of trade unionism.
2. something that has grown. a week's growth of beard.
3. the amount by which something grows. to measure the growth of a plant.
4. something unwanted which grows. a cancerous growth.
ˈgrown-ˈup noun
an adult.
grown-up adjective
mature; adult; fully grown. Her children are grown up now; a grown-up daughter.
grow on
to gradually become liked. I didn't like the painting at first, but it has grown on me.
grow up
to become an adult. I'm going to be an engine-driver when I grow up.

growth

نـَماء růst vækst Wachstum ανάπτυξη crecimiento kasvu croissance razvitak crescita 成長 성장 groei vekst wzrost crescimento рост tillväxt ความเติบโต büyüme sự tăng trưởng 生长

growth

n. proceso de crecimiento, desarrollo, crecimiento, multiplicación, proliferación;
___ factoragente que influye el ___.

growth

n crecimiento; (on the body) tumor m; — spurt estirón m, período de crecimiento rápido
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The girls gave their hearts into their mother's keeping, their souls into their father's, and to both parents, who lived and labored so faithfully for them, they gave a love that grew with their growth and bound them tenderly together by the sweetest tie which blesses life and outlives death.
The river narrowed and flowed sluggishly between the banks which were luxuriant with tropical growth.
Our neighbours burned off their pasture before the new grass made a start, so that the fresh growth would not be mixed with the dead stand of last year.
The walk to the beach was no inconsiderable one, consisting as it did of a long, sandy path, upon which a sporadic and tangled growth that bordered it on either side made frequent and unexpected inroads.
Even so; sucking babes are not more dependent on those who guide them than we who are of larger growth, and who may now be said to possess the stature without the knowledge of men.
For before her, sunburnt in cheek and throat, darker in the free growth of moustache and curling hair, clad in the coarse, picturesque finery of his class, undisguised only in his boyish beauty, sat George Kearney.
Hence, too, might be drawn a weighty lesson from the little-regarded truth, that the act of the passing generation is the germ which may and must produce good or evil fruit in a far-distant time; that, together with the seed of the merely temporary crop, which mortals term expediency, they inevitably sow the acorns of a more enduring growth, which may darkly overshadow their posterity.
As most of these old Custom-House officers had good traits, and as my position in reference to them, being paternal and protective, was favourable to the growth of friendly sentiments, I soon grew to like them all.
Her thus turning her back on me was fortunately not, for my just preoccupations, a snub that could check the growth of our mutual esteem.
But the spermaceti itself, how bland and creamy that is; like the transparent, half-jellied, white meat of a cocoanut in the third month of its growth, yet far too rich to supply a substitute for butter.
The contrast between this Ottoman and his concubines is striking; because, while he is always of the largest leviathanic proportions, the ladies, even at full growth, are not more than one third of the bulk of an average-sized male.
All this was the growth of the last few years--there had been almost nothing of it when Ostrinski first came to Chicago.