half-grown

grown

[grohn]
adjective
1.
advanced in growth: a grown boy.
2.
arrived at full growth or maturity; adult: a grown man.
verb
3.
past participle of grow.

half-grown, adjective
ungrown, adjective

groan, grown (see synonym study at groan).
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grown (ɡrəʊn)
 
adj
a.  developed or advanced: fully grown
 b.  (in combination): half-grown

half-grown
 
adj
not yet fully grown

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grow
O.E. growan (of plants) "to flourish, develop, get bigger" (class VII strong verb; past tense greow, pp. growen), from P.Gmc. *gro- (cf. O.N. groa, O.Fris. groia, Du. groeien, O.H.G. gruoen), from root of grass (q.v.). Applied in M.E. to human beings (c.1300) and animals
(1435) and their parts, supplanting O.E. weaxan (see wax (v.)).
"Have you ever heard anything about God, Topsy? ... Do you know who made you?" "Nobody, as I knows on," said the child. ... "I spect I grow'd. Don't think nobody never made me." [Harriet B. Stowe, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," 1851]
Grown-up (adj.) "mature" is from 1633; the noun meaning "adult person" is from 1813. Growth is first attested 1557, on model of health, stealth, etc.
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grow (grō)
v. grew (grōō), grown (grōn), grow·ing, grows

  1. To increase in size by a natural process.

  2. To develop and reach maturity.

  3. To be capable of growth; thrive.

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