Definition of Bud

1. Noun. A partially opened flower.

Generic synonyms: Bloom, Blossom, Flower
Specialized synonyms: Rosebud



2. Verb. Develop buds. "The hibiscus is budding!"
Generic synonyms: Develop

3. Noun. A swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals.
Generic synonyms: Sprout
Specialized synonyms: Leaf Bud, Flower Bud, Mixed Bud

4. Verb. Start to grow or develop. "A budding friendship"
Generic synonyms: Begin, Start

Definition of Bud

1. n. 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.

2. v. i. To put forth or produce buds, as a plant; to grow, as a bud does, into a flower or shoot.

3. v. t. To graft, as a plant with another or into another, by inserting a bud from the one into an opening in the bark of the other, in order to raise, upon the budded stock, fruit different from that which it would naturally bear.

Definition of Bud

1. Proper noun. A male nickname. ¹

2. Proper noun. (informal) A nickname for the beer w:Budweiser Budweiser. ¹

3. Noun. A newly formed leaf or flower that has not yet unfolded. ¹

4. Noun. (slang) Potent cannabis taken from the flowering part of the plant (the '''bud'''), or marijuana generally. ¹

5. Noun. A small rounded body in the process of splitting from an organism, which may grow into a genetically identical new organism. ¹

6. Noun. A weaned calf in its first year, so called because the horns are then beginning to bud. ¹

7. Verb. To form buds. ¹

8. Verb. To reproduce by splitting off buds. ¹

9. Noun. (informal) Buddy, friend. ¹

10. Noun. (informal) (non-gloss definition used to address a male) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bud

1. to put forth buds (undeveloped plant parts) [v BUDDED, BUDDING, BUDS]

Medical Definition of Bud

1. A small swelling or projection on a plant, from which a shoot, cluster of leaves, or flowers develops, a rudimentary, undeveloped shoot, leaf, or flower. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bud

buckyrolls
buckytube
buckytubes
bucladesine
buclizine
buclizine hydrochloride
buclosamide
bucolic
bucolical
bucolically
bucolics
bucrania
bucranium
bucraniums
bucrylate
bud (current term)
bud brush
bud sagebrush
bud stage
bud up
buda
budas
budburst
budbursts
buddas
budded
buddeised milk
budder
budders

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