What is growing?

  • (noun): (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level.
    Synonyms: growth, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "growing":

  • (adj): Relating to or suitable for growth.
    Example: "The growing season for corn"; "good growing weather"
  • (adj): Increasing in size or degree or amount.
    Example: "Her growing popularity"; "growing evidence of a world depression"; "a growing city"; "growing businesses"
  • (noun): (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state.
  • (adj): Having or showing vigorous vegetal or animal life.
    Example: "A growing boy"; "fast-growing weeds"
    Synonyms: flourishing, thriving

Famous quotes containing the word growing:

    At a stage when young people want more than anything to be like everyone else, they find themselves the least alike. Everyone their age is growing and changing, but each at his or her own pace.
    Laurence Steinberg (20th century)

    For it’s home, dearie, home—it’s home I want to be.
    Our topsails are hoisted, and we’ll away to sea.
    O, the oak and the ash and the bonnie birken tree
    They’re all growing green in the old countrie.
    William Ernest Henley (1849–1903)

    The true use of Shakespeare or of Cervantes, of Homer or of Dante, of Chaucer or of Rabelais, is to augment one’s own growing inner self.... The mind’s dialogue with itself is not primarily a social reality. All that the Western Canon can bring one is the proper use of one’s own solitude, that solitude whose final form is one’s confrontation with one’s own mortality.
    Harold Bloom (b. 1930)