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Definitions of sprout

  1.   produce buds branches or germinate of plants
  2.   a newly grown bud especially from a germinating seed
  3.   any new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud
  4.   grow sprouts of a plant
  5.   put forth and grow sprouts or shoots the plant sprouted early this year
  6.   produce buds branches or germinate the potatoes sprouted
  7.   To shoot as the seed of a plant to germinate to push out new shoots hence to grow like shoots of plants
  8.   To shoot into ramifications
  9.   To cause to sprout as the rain will sprout the seed
  10.   To deprive of sprouts as to sprout potatoes
  11.   The shoot of a plant a shoot from the seed from the stump or from the root or tuber of a plant or tree more rarely a shoot from the stem of a plant or the end of a branch
  12.   Young coleworts Brussels sprouts
  13.   To begin to grow put forth shoots as the seed of a plant
  14.   To cause to put forth shoots and begin to grow
  15.   A shoot bud
  16.   A germ or young shoot pl young shoots from old cabbages
  17.   To shoot to push out new shoots
  18.   A young shoot
  19.   To put forth sprouts germinate
  20.   To put forth as a sprout
  21.   To cause to put forth shoots
  22.   To develop shoots
  23.   To grow
  24.   A new shoot or bud on a plant
  25.   The young colewort
  26.   The shoot of a plant
  27.   To shoot as the seed of a plant to germinate to shoot into ramifications to grow like shoots of plants
  28.   To bud or germinate to grow like buds or shoots of plants
  29.   The shoot or bud of a plant

Antonyms for sprout

ancient, oldster, grown up, senior citizen, adult, golden ager, elder, senior, old-timer.

Quotes of sprout

  1. After voluntary exertions on the part of our people to which the history of the world furnishes no parallel is the old root of bitterness still to remain in the ground to sprout and bear fruit in the future as it has borne fruit in the past – Robert Dale Owen
  2. Your heart is full of fertile seeds waiting to sprout – Morihei Ueshiba
  3. Every now and then a lot of bands doing the same kind of music will organically sprout up at once – Kathy Valentine

Usage examples for sprout

  1. “ A feeble germ of fatherly pride began to sprout beneath the soil upon which the child's intelligent reading fell like a warm spring rain – The Madigans by Miriam Michelson
  2. “ I was just as tall as that candlestick when I came over from Asia every day I used to measure myself by it and I would smear my lips with oil so my beard would sprout all the sooner ” – The Satyricon, Complete by Petronius Arbiter
  3. Then place it for a week or ten days in a shallow dish in which a little water is constantly kept and as the sponge will absorb the moisture the seeds will begin to sprout before many days ” – Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad by Various
  4. “ I really cared nothing about them for I understood I was such a small potato I wouldn't be noticed for seed and there seemed poor prospects for me to ever sprout into anything that would attract attention enough to draw a handful of paris green and plaster – Cupid's Middleman by Edward B. Lent
  5. It exists as long as we exist and if dormant for a time under the pressure of circumstances it merely lies in the moral system like the acorn or the chestnut in the ground waiting its time and season to sprout and bud and blossom – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  6. If I was Jase I wouldn't sprout a single old potato for her – The Ranch at the Wolverine by B. M. Bower
  7. “ I have lived for two hundred years said the Oak and the Oakling which will sprout from that acorn will live just as long – Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales by Leo Tolstoy
  8. The speaker paused as if waiting for her words to take root and sprout in his comprehension but he said nothing only sat staring at her as if trying to divine her subtle drift – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  9. Hence here too the Sprout will in that sense only be the Lord's that he does not sprout forth out of Him but through Him – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  10. It represents a certain number of grains of wheat which asked only to sprout to turn green in the sun to shoot up into tall stalks crowned with ears – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre
  11. Grass had already begun to sprout there from the ruins during the last year in which all signs of human life had vanished – War by Pierre Loti
  12. “ No one could never imagine the ferocious ideas which may sprout from the depths of a drunkard's brain – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  13. The bravest he of the Roanokes A leader before his years Were the years of a full grown man A warrior when his strength Was less than a warrior's need But when his limbs were grown And he stood erect and tall Who could bend the sprout of the oak Of which his bow was made – Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3) by James Athearn Jones
  14. However I suppose most quarrels sprout from tiny seeds ” – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  15. He knew that the seed had been planted in the Marshal's fertile brain that it would thrive in the night and sprout on the morrow – Anderson Crow, Detective by George Barr McCutcheon
  16. Their heads remain firmly supported by the bush rope many of their roots soon refix themselves in the earth and frequently a strong shoot will sprout out perpendicularly from near the root of the reclined trunk and in time become a fine tree – Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton
  17. After a time they will begin to sprout after a longer time to cover the barren earth with grain after a still longer time to yield a harvest – The Heart of the New Thought by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  18. The tree of Liberty that had been cut down did sprout again – The Freedmen's Book by Lydia Maria Child
  19. In sheltered regions the seeds of trees may fall sprout and take root close to their parent trees – The School Book of Forestry by Charles Lathrop Pack
  20. “ A long sprout is liable to be broken off in sowing or killed by cold after it is in the ground – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings

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