\ 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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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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While it was revealed afterward that the video was shot in Los Angeles and not the Bronx, J. Lo does stick to one home-grown style cue: Her hoop earrings. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Relive All the Best Fashion From Jennifer Lopez’s Iconic Music Videos," 20 Aug. 2018 The path nearly overlaps with the Shenandoah Spirits Trail, a network of home-grown wineries, craft breweries, and distilleries perfect for a pit stop, sampling, and mountain views. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Places to Go This Summer That Won't Be Full of Tourists," 11 May 2018 But an acceptance of these new products has the potential to transform the diamond market, because lab-grown diamonds are endlessly replicable. Elizabeth Paton, The Seattle Times, "De Beers sees new sparkle in synthetic diamonds to be manufactured in Oregon," 2 June 2018 Five years ago, the first lab-grown hamburger cost over $300,00. Angela Chen, The Verge, "Don’t listen to Big Cattle — lab-grown meat should still be called “meat”," 11 May 2018 Fair trade and recycled gold sapphire cuff by @anakatarinadesign , @anakhouri responsibly sourced ring and bracelet, and @vraiandoro earrings made from lab grown diamonds and recycled gold. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Emma Watson Wears Misspelled ‘Time’s Up’ Tattoo to Oscars," 5 Mar. 2018 God had also ordained its severity—the grown man wielding the paddle with all his strength became so exhausted, given the number of strokes God required, that another man had to finish the job. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, "‘Ministry of Evil: The Twisted Cult of Tony Alamo’ Review: Hell on Earth," 21 Feb. 2019 Lab-grown diamonds are marketed as an ethical alternative to natural stones, but mining companies argue they’re no match for the real thing. Rebecca Malinsky, WSJ, "Would You Pay $32,709 for a Lab-Grown Diamond?," 1 Mar. 2019 The method has been tested on lab-grown tumors designed to simulate a tumor in a brain. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "Nanoparticles That Zap and Kill Cancer Cells Are a Small Solution to Huge Disease," 9 Jan. 2019

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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


\ ˈgrōn How to pronounce grown (audio) \

Kids Definition of grown

: having reached full growth : mature

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to mark by some ceremony or observation

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