grown

adjective
\ ˈgrōn How to pronounce grown (audio) \

Definition of grown

1 : fully grown : mature grown men and women
2 : covered or surrounded with vegetation land well grown with trees
3a : cultivated or produced in a specified way or locality used in combinationshade-grown tobacco
b : overgrown with used in combinationa weed-grown patio

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Examples of grown in a Sentence

It's a job that requires a grown man. a field lavishly grown with poppies
Recent Examples on the Web Actor Bill Nighy plays a semi-retired British tailor, widower and Scrabble wiz who goes to live with his estranged grown son while continuing a years-long search for a second, older son who left home one day and never returned. John Benson, cleveland, "‘Miss Juneteenth’ and ‘Quarantine Cat Video Film Festival’ top this week’s streaming movies in Cleveland Cinemas and Cinematheque virtual screening rooms," 1 July 2020 Unlike in some urban, impoverished communities, many of the parents affected in Northern Kentucky had the means to actively pursue treatment for their grown children. Sarah Haselhorst, The Enquirer, "Under a challenge of constitutionality, the future of Casey's Law is cloaked and uncertain," 10 July 2020 Years ago, Muhaymin — the father of a grown son and teenaged daughter — had been a garbage-truck driver in Phoenix. Scott Bronstein, CNN, "Bodycam footage from Phoenix arrest reveals new details about Black man's death in custody," 9 July 2020 That is, until her beau dumps her via email and her two grown kids move back home unannounced. Monitor Reviewers, The Christian Science Monitor, "Plunge into summer with the 10 best books of July," 7 July 2020 Actor Bill Nighy plays a semi-retired British tailor, widower and Scrabble wiz who goes to live with his estranged grown son while continuing a years-long search for a second, older son who left home one day and never returned. John Benson, cleveland, "‘Miss Juneteenth’ and ‘Quarantine Cat Video Film Festival’ top this week’s streaming movies in Cleveland Cinemas and Cinematheque virtual screening rooms," 1 July 2020 Gone will be the roaring crowds, the call of the hot dog seller, and the grunting of thirty or so grown men hocking loogies and slapping each other on the butts in the dugout. Aj Willingham, CNN, "There's no crying, er, spitting in baseball anymore. But why was it a thing in the first place?," 1 July 2020 Actor Bill Nighy plays a semi-retired British tailor, widower and Scrabble wiz who goes to live with his estranged grown son while continuing a years-long search for a second, older son who left home one day and never returned. John Benson, cleveland, "‘Miss Juneteenth’ and ‘Quarantine Cat Video Film Festival’ top this week’s streaming movies in Cleveland Cinemas and Cinematheque virtual screening rooms," 1 July 2020 But in the long term, those workers are fundamentally not going to be able to be as productive as someone who’s been on their computer for eight hours at home with grown kids or without kids. Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic, "What America Asks of Working Parents Is Impossible," 24 June 2020

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First Known Use of grown

1645, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of grown was in 1645

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2 Aug 2020

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“Grown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grown. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for grown

grown

adjective
How to pronounce grown (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of grown

: no longer a child

grown

adjective
\ ˈgrōn How to pronounce grown (audio) \

Kids Definition of grown

: having reached full growth : mature

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