Webster 1913 Edition
[Icel. grōðr, grōði. See
The process of growing; the gradual increase of an animal or a vegetable body; the development from a seed, germ, or root, to full size or maturity; increase in size, number, frequency, strength, etc.; augmentation; advancement; production; prevalence or influence;
growthof trade; the
growthof power; the
growthof intemperance. Idle weeds are fast in
That which has grown or is growing; anything produced; product; consequence; effect; result.
Nature multiplies her fertile
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Product; produce; that which has grown; as a fine growth of wood.
2.Production; any thing produced; as a poem of English growth.
3.Increase in number, bulk or frequency.
4.Increase in extent or prevalence; as the growth of trade; the growth of vice.
5.Advancement; progress; improvement; as growth in grace or piety.