Origin of developing
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
Related Words for developingevolve, advance, flourish, progress, promote, establish, grow, expand, perfect, strengthen, broaden, exploit, spread, refine, deepen, cultivate, intensify, realize, improve, form
Examples from the Web for developing
Contemporary Examples of developing
France 24's coverage of two developing hostage situations in Paris on Friday.LIVE Coverage of the Paris Terror Attacks
January 9, 2015
It could dramatically improve quality of life in communities throughout the developing world.Bill Gates Drinks Sewer Water
Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video
January 7, 2015
I am so sorry that your parents did this to you, developing their own discriminatory take on your existence.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen
January 1, 2015
We are developing a strategy next year that will permit them to march in the street.Before the Bros, SantaCon Was as an Anti-Corporate Protest
December 12, 2014
Later, he transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York City after developing an interest in filmmaking.Renaissance Man Jared Leto Defies Categorization
The Daily Beast
December 8, 2014
Historical Examples of developing
They are not developing anything great of their own in their own country.Her Father's Daughter
To any one who shares the faith I have been developing in this book, what I mean will be evident.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
Decidedly, his misfortunes are developing a warlike spirit within him.A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
If they had anything to do with developing Wicklow they'd make it stink!Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
She sought that employment in developing the powers of her child.A Spirit in Prison
- 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.