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sprout

 (sprout)
v. sprout·ed, sprout·ing, sprouts
v.intr.
1. To begin to grow; give off shoots or buds.
2. To emerge and develop rapidly: businesses that sprouted along the highway.
v.tr.
To allow or cause to come forth and grow: He sprouted a mustache.
n.
1. Young plant growth, such as a bud or shoot.
2. Something resembling or suggestive of a sprout, as in rapid growth: "a tall blond sprout of a boy" (Anne Tyler).
3. sprouts
a. The young shoots of plants such as alfalfa and soybean, usually eaten raw.
b. Brussels sprouts.

[Middle English spruten, from Old English -sprūtanin āsprūtan, to sprout forth); see sper- in Indo-European roots.]

sprout

(spraʊt)
vb
1. (Botany) (of a plant, seed, etc) to produce (new leaves, shoots, etc)
2. (often foll by: up) to begin to grow or develop: new office blocks are sprouting up all over the city.
n
3. (Botany) a newly grown shoot or bud
4. something that grows like a sprout
5. (Plants) See Brussels sprout
[Old English sprūtan; related to Middle High German sprūzen to sprout, Lettish sprausties to jostle]

sprout

(spraʊt)

v.i.
1. to begin to grow; shoot forth.
2. (of a seed or plant) to put forth buds or shoots.
n.
3. a shoot of a plant.
4. a new growth from a seed, rootstock, or the like.
5. something suggesting a sprout, as a young person.
6. sprouts,
a. the young shoots of alfalfa, soybeans, etc., eaten, often raw, as a vegetable.
[1150–1200; Old English -sprūtan, in āsproten c. Old Saxon sprūton, Middle High German spriezen to sprout]

sprout

  • ratoon crop - One that grows from the remains of one already harvested, from Spanish retono, "sprout."
  • clan - Ultimately from Latin planta, "plant, sprout."
  • germ, germinate - From Latin germen, "seed, sprout."
  • acrospire - The first leaf that sprouts from a germinating seed.

sprout


Past participle: sprouted
Gerund: sprouting

Imperative
sprout
sprout
Present
I sprout
you sprout
he/she/it sprouts
we sprout
you sprout
they sprout
Preterite
I sprouted
you sprouted
he/she/it sprouted
we sprouted
you sprouted
they sprouted
Present Continuous
I am sprouting
you are sprouting
he/she/it is sprouting
we are sprouting
you are sprouting
they are sprouting
Present Perfect
I have sprouted
you have sprouted
he/she/it has sprouted
we have sprouted
you have sprouted
they have sprouted
Past Continuous
I was sprouting
you were sprouting
he/she/it was sprouting
we were sprouting
you were sprouting
they were sprouting
Past Perfect
I had sprouted
you had sprouted
he/she/it had sprouted
we had sprouted
you had sprouted
they had sprouted
Future
I will sprout
you will sprout
he/she/it will sprout
we will sprout
you will sprout
they will sprout
Future Perfect
I will have sprouted
you will have sprouted
he/she/it will have sprouted
we will have sprouted
you will have sprouted
they will have sprouted
Future Continuous
I will be sprouting
you will be sprouting
he/she/it will be sprouting
we will be sprouting
you will be sprouting
they will be sprouting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sprouting
you have been sprouting
he/she/it has been sprouting
we have been sprouting
you have been sprouting
they have been sprouting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sprouting
you will have been sprouting
he/she/it will have been sprouting
we will have been sprouting
you will have been sprouting
they will have been sprouting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sprouting
you had been sprouting
he/she/it had been sprouting
we had been sprouting
you had been sprouting
they had been sprouting
Conditional
I would sprout
you would sprout
he/she/it would sprout
we would sprout
you would sprout
they would sprout
Past Conditional
I would have sprouted
you would have sprouted
he/she/it would have sprouted
we would have sprouted
you would have sprouted
they would have sprouted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sprout - any new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a budsprout - any new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
shoot - a new branch
bud - a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals
2.sprout - a newly grown bud (especially from a germinating seed)
greens, leafy vegetable, green - any of various leafy plants or their leaves and stems eaten as vegetables
bean sprout - any of various sprouted beans: especially mung beans or lentils or edible soybeans
alfalfa sprout - sprouted alfalfa seeds
Verb1.sprout - produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes sprouted"
grow - increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"; "her hair doesn't grow much anymore"
germinate - cause to grow or sprout; "the plentiful rain germinated my plants"
2.sprout - put forth and grow sprouts or shoots; "the plant sprouted early this year"
acquire, develop, produce, grow, get - come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"

sprout

verb
1. germinate, bud, shoot, push, spring, vegetate It only takes a few days for beans to sprout.
2. grow, develop, blossom, ripen Leaf-shoots were beginning to sprout on the hawthorn.
3. appear, emerge, turn up, show up (informal), materialize, surface, come into sight More than a million satellite dishes have sprouted across the country.

sprout

noun
A young stemlike growth arising from a plant:
Translations
بُرْعُميَنْبِت، يُبَرْعِميُنْبِت، يُطَوِّر، يُطْلِع
výhonekvyrážetklíčekrašit
gro fremskydespire
fiatal hajtáshajtás: fiatal hajtás
spíraspíra, brumavaxa
stiebtis
dīgtdzinumsdzītizaugtraisīt
vyrážať
poganjati

sprout

[spraʊt]
A. N
1. (from bulb, seeds) → brote m, retoño m
2. (also Brussels sprout) → col f de Bruselas
B. VTechar, hacerse
to sprout new leavesechar hojas nuevas
the calf is sprouting hornsle salen los cuernos al ternero
the town is sprouting new buildingsen la ciudad se levantan edificios nuevos
C. VI (= bud) → brotar, retoñar, echar retoños; (= grow quickly) → crecer rápidamente
skyscrapers are sprouting upse están levantando rascacielos por todos lados

sprout

[ˈspraʊt]
vi
(= produce new shoots or leaves) [plant] → pousser; [vegetable, seed] → germer
(= grow) [leaves, plants] → pousser; [hair, whiskers] → pousser
(= suddenly appear) → pousser
Satellite dishes have sprouted on homes everywhere → Des antennes paraboliques ont poussé sur les toits des maisons partout.
vt
[garden] [+ plants] → produire
[person] [+ beans, seeds] → faire germer
sprouts npl
(also Brussels sprouts) → choux mpl de Bruxelles
(= shoots) → nouvelles pousses fpl, jeunes pousses fpl

sprout

n
(= shoot, of plant) → Trieb m; (of tree also)Schössling m, → Trieb m; (from seed) → Keim m
(= Brussels sprout)(Rosenkohl)röschen nt; sprouts plRosenkohl m
vt leaves, buds, shoots etctreiben; horns etcentwickeln; seeds, wheat etckeimen lassen; (inf) beardsich (dat)wachsen lassen; the town is sprouting new buildingsin der Stadt sprießen neue Gebäude hervor; he suddenly started sprouting hairs on his chester bekam plötzlich Haare auf der Brust
vi
(= grow)wachsen, sprießen; (seed, wheat etc)keimen; (potatoes, trees etc)Triebe plbekommen
(lit, fig: also sprout up, plants) → emporschießen, sprießen; (new sects, new buildings)wie die Pilze aus dem Boden schießen

sprout

[spraʊt]
1. n (from bulb, seeds) → germoglio
see also sprouts
2. vt (leaves, shoots) → mettere, produrre
to sprout a moustache → farsi crescere i baffi
3. vigermogliare
skyscrapers are sprouting up everywhere → i grattacieli spuntano dappertutto

sprout

(spraut) verb
1. to (cause to) develop leaves, shoots etc. The trees are sprouting new leaves.
2. (of animals, birds etc) to develop eg horns, produce eg feathers. The young birds are sprouting their first feathers.
noun
a new shoot or bud. bean sprouts.
sprout up
(of plants or children) to grow. That fruit bush has sprouted up fast; At the age of fourteen he really began to sprout up.
References in classic literature ?
AN OWL, in her wisdom, counseled the Birds that when the acorn first began to sprout, to pull it all up out of the ground and not allow it to grow.
He will sprout very soon," said the Prince, "and grow into a large bush, from which we shall in time be able to pick several very good sorcerers.
This is one of the most unpleasant things about our vegetable lives," continued the Prince, with a sigh, "that while we are in our full prime we must give way to another, and be covered up in the ground to sprout and grow and give birth to other people.
I've been working like forty horses ever since this blamed panic set in, and all the time some of those ideas you'd given me were getting ready to sprout.
For example, by all their common and familiar performances--throwing large objects into the air which never come down; causing plants to sprout, grow visibly and blossom, in bare ground chosen by spectators; putting a man into a wicker basket, piercing him through and through with a sword while he shrieks and bleeds, and then--the basket being opened nothing is there; tossing the free end of a silken ladder into the air, mounting it and disappearing.
It domineered above them so, that all their bodings, doubts, misgivings, fears, were fain to hide beneath their souls, and not sprout forth a single spear or leaf.
There are many seeds of thought in my head, but they do not sprout easily.
He once gave me to understand, with a gesture there was no misconceiving, that if he (Moa Artua) were so minded he could cause a cocoanut tree to sprout out of his (Kory-Kory's) head; and that it would be the easiest thing in life for him (Moa Artua) to take the whole island of Nukuheva in his mouth and dive down to the bottom of the sea with it.
For, as when the red-cheeked, dancing girls, April and May, trip home to the wintry, misanthropic woods; even the barest, ruggedest, most thunder-cloven old oak will at least send forth some few green sprouts, to welcome such glad-hearted visitants; so Ahab did, in the end, a little respond to the playful allurings of that girlish air.
At first sprouts out a kind of seed or capsula, of a shape not unlike the scabbard of a scimitar, which they cut, and place a vessel under, to receive the liquor that drops from it; this drink is called soro, and is clear, pleasant, and nourishing.
During the night, the gold piece sprouts, grows, blossoms, and next morning you find a beautiful tree, that is loaded with gold pieces.
Seeds had fallen in crevices in the vast walls; the seeds had sprouted; the tender, insignificant sprouts had hardened; they grew larger and larger, and by a steady, imperceptible pressure forced the great stones apart, and now are bringing sure destruction upon a giant work that has even mocked the earthquakes to scorn