grown

[ grohn ]
/ groʊn /

adjective

advanced in growth: a grown boy.
arrived at full growth or maturity; adult: a grown man.

verb

past participle of grow.

Nearby words

  1. growing-equity mortgage,
  2. growingly,
  3. growl,
  4. growler,
  5. growly,
  6. grown-up,
  7. grownup,
  8. growse,
  9. growth,
  10. growth cone

Related formshalf-grown, adjectiveun·grown, adjective

Can be confusedgroan grown (see synonym study at groan)

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British Dictionary definitions for half-grown

half-grown

adjective

not yet fully grown

grown

/ (ɡrəʊn) /

adjective

  1. developed or advancedfully grown
  2. (in combination)half-grown
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Word Origin and History for half-grown

grown

adj.

late 14c., past participle adjective from grow (v.).

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