verb (used with object)
- to cause to go through the process of natural evolution from a previous and lower stage.
- to cause to progress from an embryonic to an adult form.
- to render visible (the latent image on an exposed film or the like).
- to treat (an exposed film or the like) with chemicals so as to render the latent image visible.
verb (used without object)
- to progress from an embryonic to an adult form.
- to progress from earlier to later stages of ontogeny or phylogeny.
- to reach sexual maturity.
Origin of develop
Examples from the Web for developed
Contemporary Examples of developed
Rates are thought to be similar in developed countries around the world.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models
January 8, 2015
Four weeks after the injections, all 20 of the participants had developed the antibodies needed to stave off the infection.The Race for the Ebola Vaccine
January 7, 2015
Family members say he developed also liver cancer after his capture.Final Chapter for Accused Africa Bomber
January 4, 2015
Similar reinforced plinths were developed by the Getty museums in Los Angeles to absorb the seismic movements there.Florence Preps ‘David’ for the Big One
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 25, 2014
At this point, the developed world takes the internet for granted.Silicon Valley Sets Its Sights on Africa
December 22, 2014
Historical Examples of developed
This system, once invented, was developed during thousands of years.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
In no such spirit has it developed its full and independent sovereignty.
Demarest was seriously disturbed by the situation that had developed.Within the Law
As a matter of fact, it developed that he knew nothing whatever of ground-squirrels.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Allis Porter's perceptions had been developed to an extraordinary degree.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
- to treat (film, plate, or paper previously exposed to light, or the latent image in such material) with chemical solutions in order to produce a visible image
- to process (photographic material) in order to produce negatives and prints
Word Origin for develop
1650s, "unroll, unfold," from French développer, replacing English disvelop (1590s, from Middle French desveloper), both from Old French desveloper "unwrap, unfurl, unveil; reveal the meaning of, explain," from des- "undo" + veloper "wrap up," of uncertain origin, possibly Celtic or Germanic. Modern figurative use is 18c. The photographic sense is from 1845; the real estate sense is from 1890.