Definition of Overgrown

1. Adjective. Covered with growing plants.

Similar to: Covered



2. Adjective. Abounding in usually unwanted vegetation.
Similar to: Wooded

Definition of Overgrown

1. Adjective. Having large numbers of plants which have become too big, and are hence spoiling the picturesqueness of a garden. ¹

2. Adjective. (In the form "An overgrown X") Something which has grown bigger but has not changed its character. ¹

3. Verb. (past participle of overgrow) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overgrown

1. overgrow [v] - See also: overgrow

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overgrown

overgrazed
overgrazes
overgrazing
overgreat
overgreatness
overgreedy
overgrew
overgroom
overgroomed
overgrooming
overgrooms
overgross
overground
overgrow
overgrowing
overgrown (current term)
overgrownness
overgrows
overgrowth
overgrowth syndromes
overgrowths
overhair
overhairs
overhale
overhaled
overhales
overhall
overhalled
overhalling
overhalls

Literary usage of Overgrown

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1. The Laws and Jurisprudence of England and America: Being a Series of by John Forrest Dillon (1894)
"Irregular and intermittent legisla- l.re- fion especially in our own time, contributes not edent. . . a little to the overgrown size of our law; ..."

2. James Mill: A Biography by Alexander Bain (1882)
"... that society derives no improvement from the style of conversation and social intercourse which take place in a class of men of overgrown wealth. ..."

3. Persian Literature: Comprising the Sháh Námeh, the Rubáiyát, the Divan and by Firdawsī, Omar Khayyam, Edward FitzGerald, Ḥāfiẓ, Saʻdī (1900)
"A fox might have found a covert in the overgrown shrubbery, and the cry of the owl might have been heard among the thick branches. ..."

4. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"... are great varieties of fen in different parts of the world; but they are seldom cultivated in gardens, FB'RHY. adj. [from fern.] overgrown with fern. ..."

5. Enquiry Into Plants and Minor Works on Odours and Weather Signs by Theophrastus (1916)
"The peculiarity again of lupins 8 is less surprising, namely that, if the seed is dropped where the ground is thickly overgrown, it pushes 4 its root ..."

6. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1904)
"... but showing here and there a small knoll or boulder of granite, and descending on the other hand, being overgrown, in the immediate neighbourhood, ..."

7. Evolution and Disease by John Bland-Sutton (1890)
"An overgrown hoof in a lowing the ... The hoofs curve. of cows, horses, sheep, and deer become similarly overgrown when enclosed on marshy ground, ..."

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