\ˈgrōn \

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 combination shade-grown tobacco

b : overgrown with used in combination a weed-grown patio

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Synonyms & Antonyms for grown


green, leafy, lush, luxuriant, overgrown, verdant


barren, leafless

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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

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However, the Vikings hope to see some of the younger, home-grown talent to flourish this season. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, "Vikings training camp questions: Is Kirk Cousins last piece in Super Bowl puzzle?," 2 July 2018 The funding program leans on Miami's existing creative infrastructure of home-grown organizations. Jane Wooldridge, miamiherald, "$500,000 is up for grabs in new Knight grants. Only new performance works qualify.," 19 June 2018 Mr Trump’s base generally prefer home-grown sports to football. The Economist, "Bickering North Americans win the right to host football’s World Cup," 14 June 2018 Beyond the top end, though, there's the lively and engaging tradition of bouchons - a Lyonnais word for their particular home-grown type of restaurant: bustling, low-key, traditional, and not-to-be-missed. Jack Dancy, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Europe," 5 Oct. 2016 Curry, who has two grown daughters with his wife Sharon, was born in Chicago and raised in Buffalo, New York. David Rising,, "American bishop brings human rights focus to royal wedding," 19 May 2018 Curry also has has two grown daughters, loves reading and football and took up the violin a few years ago. Elisabeth Egan, Glamour, "Bishop Michael Curry Was the Real Star of the Royal Wedding," 19 May 2018 Diane recently lost her husband, and her two grown daughters are pressuring her to move in with them in Arizona, fearing for her loneliness. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Book Club Is a Delightful, White Wine–Drenched Romp," 16 May 2018 After the sentencing, his parents, Greg and Stephanie McDaniels, expressed sorrow about what happened to Fernandez and sympathy toward his family, which includes three grown daughters. John Wilkens,, "Mentally ill jailhouse killer gets prison term of 25 years to life," 8 Mar. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of grown

: no longer a child


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Kids Definition of grown

: having reached full growth : mature

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