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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 ?
Jo's book was the pride of her heart, and was regarded by her family as a literary sprout of great promise.
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.
The noble Athelstane of Coningsburgh is no more the last sprout of the sainted Confessor
I have sown my corn, and Nature has her work to do in making it sprout, if he sprout at all, there's some promise, and I wait till the ear begins to swell.
The grass and the grain began to sprout with tenfold vigor and luxuriance, to make up for the dreary months that had been wasted in barrenness.
Therefore I say, and swear it with a great oath--nay, by this my sceptre which shalt sprout neither leaf nor shoot, nor bud anew from the day on which it left its parent stem upon the mountains--for the axe stripped it of leaf and bark, and now the sons of the Achaeans bear it as judges and guardians of the decrees of heaven--so surely and solemnly do I swear that hereafter they shall look fondly for Achilles and shall not find him.
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.
Darling was married in white, and at first she kept the books perfectly, almost gleefully, as if it were a game, not so much as a Brussels sprout was missing; but by and by whole cauliflowers dropped out, and instead of them there were pictures of babies without faces.
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.
There are many seeds of thought in my head, but they do not sprout easily.
Green grass shall not sprout there, nor flowers blossom, nor shall all the ages of eternity show there any sign of life.
A broad road was driven through their quiet domain, the quarter was re-named "The Wilderness," and three square, staring, uncompromising villas began to sprout up on the other side.