Definitions of bud

  1. To graft by inserting a bud into the slit bark.
  2. To put forth, as buds; begin to grow.
  3. To graft.
  4. To graft, as a plant, by inserting a bud under the bark of another tree:- pr. p. budding; pa. p. budded.
  5. To graft with a bud.
  6. To put forth or produce buds, as a plant; to grow, as a bud does, into a flower or shoot.
  7. To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn.
  8. To be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise; as, a budding virgin.
  9. To put forth or produce new shoots; begin to grow.
  10. To put forth buds: to begin to grow.
  11. To put forth buds.
  12. start to grow or develop; " a budding friendship"
  13. To graft by inserting the bud of a plant under the bark of another tree.
  14. To put forth shoots; to sprout; to grow as buds.
  15. Budding.
  16. a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals
  17. develop buds; " The hibiscus is budding!"
  18. A small protuberance on the stem or branches of a plant, containing the rudiments of future leaves, flowers, or stems; an undeveloped branch or flower.
  19. A small protuberance on certain low forms of animals and vegetables which develops into a new organism, either free or attached. See Hydra.
  20. The early stage of a branch, leaf, or flower; a young girl in her first season in society.
  21. The first shoot of a tree or plant.
  22. A germ or first shoot of a tree or plant; an incipient flower.
  23. An undeveloped stem, branch, or flower.
  24. The act or stage of budding.
  25. The first shoot from a stem or branch; an unexpanded leaf or flower.
  26. The shoot or sprout on a plant containing the future leaf or flower; a flower not blown or expanded.
  27. A rudimentary shoot, or flower; any outgrowth which will develop directly into an exact replica of the structure or organism from which it grew out.
  28. Budded.