English edit

English Wikipedia has an article on:

Etymology edit

From grow +‎ -th. Compare Old Frisian grēd ("meadow, pasture"; > North Frisian greyde (growth, pasture)), Middle High German gruote, gruot (greens, fresh growth, shoot), Old Norse gróðr ("growth, crop"; > Faroese grøði, Danish grøde (fruits), Swedish gröda (crop, harvest)). More at grow.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

growth (countable and uncountable, plural growths)

  1. An increase in size, number, value, or strength.
  2. (economics) Ellipsis of economic growth.
    Growth was dampened by a softening of the global economy in 2001, but picked up in the subsequent years due to strong growth in China.
    • 2013 June 22, “Engineers of a different kind”, in The Economist[1], volume 407, number 8841, page 70:
      Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers. [] Much of their pleading is public-relations bluster. Clever financial ploys are what have made billionaires of the industry’s veterans. “Operational improvement” in a portfolio company has often meant little more than promising colossal bonuses to sitting chief executives if they meet ambitious growth targets. That model is still prevalent today.
    • 2022 October 5, Rowena Mason, quoting Liz Truss, “Liz Truss promises ‘growth, growth and growth’ in protest-hit speech”, in The Guardian[2]:
      Liz Truss has promised Britons she has “got your back” and set out a plan for “growth, growth and growth” in a conference speech disrupted by protesters asking who voted for her plan.
  3. An increase in psychological strength or resilience; an increased ability to overcome adversity.
    Struggle, disappointment, and criticism all contribute to a person's growth.
  4. (biology) The act of growing, getting bigger or higher.
  5. (biology) Something that grows or has grown.
  6. (pathology) An abnormal mass such as a tumor.

Synonyms edit

Antonyms edit

Hyponyms edit

  • (pathology: abnormal mass such as a tumor): tumor

Derived terms edit

Terms derived from growth

Translations edit

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.