Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 21, 2024

Search: GROW

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
96Higgins (1923) GROW~BLOSSOMBLOSSOMBLOSSOM: "Grow" and both "&" hands with tips together to indicate "Bud" and then finger tips are separated to show opening of bud.21hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=96&refid=higgins1923
417Long (1918) DECREASEDECREASE, GROW SMALLERDECREASE, GRADUALLY GROW SMALLER: Hold the open hands out, one down and the other quite a distance above it, palms facing; gradually draw the hands toward each other, giving them a bellows-like motion. IX,195.54hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=417&refid=long1918
401Long (1918) GROWGROWGROW: Hold the right "&" hand with finger ends up; bring the left hand and close around it so the ends of the fingers will be just below the "O;" push right hand up through the "O" as if plant was coming above the ground, and spread out the fingers, making "5" hand as they come up through. IX,189.52hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=401&refid=long1918
893Long (1918) GROW~GREEN(shaking-around-horiz-area)GRASSGRASS: Push the right "&" hand up through the left "O" hand; then carry it out in position of "G" and pass it over an imaginary surface, giving it a shaking motion to indicate the green surface.98hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=893&refid=long1918
260Michaels (1923) GREEN~GROW~EATGRAZEGRAZE: 1. Sign grass and eat.68hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=260&refid=michaels1923
267Michaels (1923) GROWGROWGROW:] 1. Close the left fingers around the right hand and fingers. 2. Force the right fingers up through the grip of the left fingers. 3. Show height, by moving the hand, palm down, up from the ground to the proper height; or from over the palm of the other hand.69hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=267&refid=michaels1923
485Michaels (1923) GROW~KEEPRAISERAISE: 1. Make the sign of grow and keep.106hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=485&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
439Gallaudet (1910) GROWN/ABUT SOME NEGATIVE GROW(rep,rt) W-I-L-D AND(l-hand) LOOK-AT(1h-to-rt) DURING MONTH S-E-P-T NAMED H-E-A-T-H-E-R VERY BEAUTIFUL RED(rep4x) ALL-OVER. 41hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=439
469Gallaudet (1910) GROWN/ANEAR(rep) THAT(1h) H-E-A-T-H-E-R, LAND PLACE(-to-rt) WITH G-O-R-S-E YELLOW BEAUTIFUL VERY ALL-OVER(2h,l-hand_static,rc) AND(l-hand) FROM-THEN-ON(-to-rt) B-R-A-K-E-N RED(l-hand) BLACK(l-hand) COLOR GROW(rep3x,small_arc_at_rt) AND DURING INDEFINITE LOOK-AT(1h+arc-to-rt) SEEM(2h) SAME ONE BEAUTIFUL ARTIST(rep5x,lt) cl-d-trace:11(picture-frame,lt) IN C-O-L-O-R 42hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=469
511Gallaudet (1910) GROWN/ANOW CONTINUE(2h) GOOD VERY GROW(rep2x,ctr-to-lt) ENOUGH(rep,lt) NEAT(lt)45hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=511