\ 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 combination shade-grown tobacco
b : overgrown with used in combination a 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 The world is forced to watch a grown man crawl around in a diaper. Maggie Fremont, Vulture, 26 May 2021 Six years in the making, Devin Booker has gone from being an 18-year-old rookie trying to navigate in a grown man's league to becoming a favorite son in leading the Phoenix Suns back to the playoffs for the first time since 2010. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 22 May 2021 The idea of a grown man wearing a baseball cap in a restaurant would have been shocking—a trend that began when California casual chic turned into Adam Sandler slovenliness. John Mariani, Forbes, 10 May 2021 Despite being a grown man, All-Star and now 60-point scorer, Tatum said dad’s approval and encouragement remains important., 1 May 2021 But ample evidence seen by the jury depicted a grown man entrenched in white supremacist ideology. Shayna Jacobs, Anchorage Daily News, 29 Apr. 2021 Even as a grown man, Charles was known to burst out in tears over remarks by Philip, who preferred his second son, Andrew. Time, 9 Apr. 2021 Bateman's signature deadpan only makes the eccentric notion of a grown man with crab claws for hands all the more hysterical. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 9 Apr. 2021 In Monday’s Post, Balousha reported on the fate of a woman in her fifties named Sana’a al-Kulak, whose home had been destroyed in the bombing; she’d been buried alongside her grown son for hours in the rubble. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 17 May 2021

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First Known Use of grown

1645, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 Jun 2021

Cite this Entry

“Grown.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of grown

: no longer a child


\ ˈgrōn How to pronounce grown (audio) \

Kids Definition of grown

: having reached full growth : mature

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