\ 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 My husband had two grown daughters, a 36- and a 38-year-old who lived with their mother. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 22 May 2022 My husband had two grown daughters, a 36- and a 38-year-old who lived with their mother. cleveland, 22 May 2022 After buying out some outside investors three years ago, the Mikhailovich family, which includes two grown daughters, owns it all. William Baldwin, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 Adriana is 54 now, the mother of two grown daughters. San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Apr. 2022 This helped convince one of their three grown daughters, Danielle Beyer, 38, and her husband, who live in New Jersey, to spend a month there, along with their puppy. Nancy Keates, WSJ, 24 Mar. 2022 The Raksins have two grown daughters: Hannah Grace, a banker and Tabitha, a teacher. Megan Leonhardt, Fortune, 3 Feb. 2022 The Lost Daughter stars Colman as Leda, a literature professor and mother of two grown daughters who goes on an extended vacation in Greece. Benjamin Vanhoose,, 29 Dec. 2021 The experience robbed his son of his innocence and left him with post-traumatic stress disorder – a difficult thing for a grown military veteran to deal with, much less a 10-year-old child, Martínez says. Theresa Waldrop, CNN, 10 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of grown

1645, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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28 Jun 2022

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“Grown.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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\ ˈgrōn How to pronounce grown (audio) \

Kids Definition of grown

: having reached full growth : mature

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