grown


grown
groan

American English homophones. 2014.

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  • grown-up — grown ups (The spelling grownup is also used. The syllable up is not stressed when it is a noun.) 1) N COUNT A grown up is an adult; used by or to children. Jan was almost a grown up... Tell children to tell a grown up if they re being bullied.… …   English dictionary

  • grown-up — grown ,up1 noun count * an ADULT: used when talking to children: Ask a grown up to help you. a. used when there are children involved in a situation: The kids went to the park while we grown ups sat in the backyard. grown up grown ,up 2 adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grown-up — grown up1 adj 1.) fully developed as an adult ▪ Before you know it, the children will be grown up and leaving home. ▪ I ve got two grown up sons. 2.) behaving in a responsible way, like an adult = ↑mature →↑childish ▪ I expect more grown up… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grown — grown; in·ter·grown; un·grown; in·grown·ness; …   English syllables

  • grown-up — grown upness, n. /grohn up /, adj. 1. having reached the age of maturity. 2. characteristic of or suitable for adults: grown up behavior; grown up fiction. [1625 35; adj. use of v. phrase grow up] * * * …   Universalium

  • Grown — Grown, p. p. of {Grow}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grown — p.p. of GROW (Cf. grow). Grown up (adj.) mature is from late 14c.; the noun meaning adult person is from 1813 …   Etymology dictionary

  • grown-up — grown up·ness; grown up; …   English syllables

  • grown-up — grown′ up′ adj. 1) having reached the age of maturity 2) characteristic of or suitable for adults • Etymology: 1625–35 grown′ up′ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • grown-up — [n] adult gentleman, grown person, lady, mam, man, Miss, mister, Mr., Mrs., Ms., woman; concept 424 Ant. child, youngster …   New thesaurus

  • grown — [grōn] vi., vt. pp. of GROW adj. 1. having completed its growth; fully developed; mature 2. covered with a specified growth 3. cultivated as specified [home grown] …   English World dictionary


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