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bour·geon

 (bûr′jən)
v.
Variant of burgeon.

bourgeon

(ˈbɜːdʒən)
n, vb
a variant spelling of burgeon

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.

bourgeon


Past participle: bourgeoned
Gerund: bourgeoning

Imperative
bourgeon
bourgeon
Present
I bourgeon
you bourgeon
he/she/it bourgeons
we bourgeon
you bourgeon
they bourgeon
Preterite
I bourgeoned
you bourgeoned
he/she/it bourgeoned
we bourgeoned
you bourgeoned
they bourgeoned
Present Continuous
I am bourgeoning
you are bourgeoning
he/she/it is bourgeoning
we are bourgeoning
you are bourgeoning
they are bourgeoning
Present Perfect
I have bourgeoned
you have bourgeoned
he/she/it has bourgeoned
we have bourgeoned
you have bourgeoned
they have bourgeoned
Past Continuous
I was bourgeoning
you were bourgeoning
he/she/it was bourgeoning
we were bourgeoning
you were bourgeoning
they were bourgeoning
Past Perfect
I had bourgeoned
you had bourgeoned
he/she/it had bourgeoned
we had bourgeoned
you had bourgeoned
they had bourgeoned
Future
I will bourgeon
you will bourgeon
he/she/it will bourgeon
we will bourgeon
you will bourgeon
they will bourgeon
Future Perfect
I will have bourgeoned
you will have bourgeoned
he/she/it will have bourgeoned
we will have bourgeoned
you will have bourgeoned
they will have bourgeoned
Future Continuous
I will be bourgeoning
you will be bourgeoning
he/she/it will be bourgeoning
we will be bourgeoning
you will be bourgeoning
they will be bourgeoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bourgeoning
you have been bourgeoning
he/she/it has been bourgeoning
we have been bourgeoning
you have been bourgeoning
they have been bourgeoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bourgeoning
you will have been bourgeoning
he/she/it will have been bourgeoning
we will have been bourgeoning
you will have been bourgeoning
they will have been bourgeoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bourgeoning
you had been bourgeoning
he/she/it had been bourgeoning
we had been bourgeoning
you had been bourgeoning
they had been bourgeoning
Conditional
I would bourgeon
you would bourgeon
he/she/it would bourgeon
we would bourgeon
you would bourgeon
they would bourgeon
Past Conditional
I would have bourgeoned
you would have bourgeoned
he/she/it would have bourgeoned
we would have bourgeoned
you would have bourgeoned
they would have bourgeoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bourgeon - 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"
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John Zaro, managing member of Bourgeon Capital Management, LLC (BCM), a New York-based investment management firm, today announced that Michael Keohane has joined the firm as a partner.
Bourgeon Capital Management, LLC (BCM), an investment management firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles, today announced the launch of a new hedge fund called Bourgeon Partners, L.
John Zaro, a former managing director and partner at Warburg Pincus, today announced the formal launch of Bourgeon Capital Management (BCM), a newly created investment management firm that works exclusively with high net worth individuals and their families.