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bud 1

 (bŭd)
n.
1. Botany
a. A small protuberance on a stem or branch, sometimes enclosed in protective scales and containing an undeveloped leaf, flower, or leafy shoot.
b. The stage or condition of having buds: branches in full bud.
2. Biology
a. An asexual reproductive structure, as in yeast or a hydra, that consists of an outgrowth capable of developing into a new individual.
b. A small, rounded organic part, such as a taste bud, that resembles a plant bud.
3. One that is not yet fully developed: the bud of a new idea.
4. An earbud.
v. bud·ded, bud·ding, buds
v.intr.
1. To put forth or produce buds: a plant that buds in early spring.
2. To develop or grow from or as if from a bud: "listened sympathetically for a moment, a bemused smile budding forth" (Washington Post).
3. To be in an undeveloped stage or condition.
4. To reproduce asexually by forming a bud.
v.tr.
1. To cause to put forth buds.
2. To graft a bud onto (a plant).

[Middle English budde.]

bud′der n.

bud 2

 (bŭd)
n. Informal
Friend; chum. Used as a form of familiar address, especially for a man or boy: Move along, bud.

[Short for buddy.]

bud

(bʌd)
n
1. (Botany) a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals
2.
a. a partially opened flower
b. (in combination): rosebud.
3. (Biology) any small budlike outgrowth: taste buds.
4. something small or immature
5. (Biology) an asexually produced outgrowth in simple organisms, such as yeasts, and the hydra that develops into a new individual
6. (Recreational Drugs) a slang word for marijuana
7. (Botany) in bud at the stage of producing buds
8. nip in the bud to put an end to (an idea, movement, etc) in its initial stages
vb, buds, budding or budded
9. (Biology) (intr) (of plants and some animals) to produce buds
10. (intr) to begin to develop or grow
11. (Horticulture) (tr) horticulture to graft (a bud) from one plant onto another, usually by insertion under the bark
[C14 budde, of Germanic origin; compare Icelandic budda purse, Dutch buidel]

bud

(bʌd)
n
informal chiefly US short for buddy

bud1

(bʌd)

n., v. bud•ded, bud•ding. n.
1. any of the small terminal bulges on a plant stem, from which leaves or flowers develop.
2. a state of putting forth buds: roses in bud.
3. a partially opened flower or leaf.
4. a prominence that emerges or branches from the main body of certain relatively simple organisms, as sponges and yeasts, and develops asexually into a new individual.
5. an immature or undeveloped person or thing.
v.i.
6. to put forth or produce buds.
7. to begin to develop.
v.t.
8. to cause to bud.
9. Hort. to graft by inserting a single bud into the stock.
Idioms:
nip in the bud, to stop (something) in the earliest stages.
[1350–1400; Middle English budde, bodde]
bud′der, n.
bud′less, adj.
bud′like`, adj.

bud2

(bʌd)

n.
buddy; friend (used in informal address to a man or boy).
[1850–55, Amer.; back formation from buddy]

bud

(bŭd)
Noun
1. A small swelling on a branch or stem, containing an undeveloped flower, shoot, or leaf.
2. A partly opened flower or leaf.
3. A small outgrowth on a simple organism, such as a yeast or hydra, that grows into a complete new organism of the same species.
4. A tiny part or organ, such as a taste bud, that is shaped like a bud.
Verb
To form or produce a bud or buds.

bud


Past participle: budded
Gerund: budding

Imperative
bud
bud
Present
I bud
you bud
he/she/it buds
we bud
you bud
they bud
Preterite
I budded
you budded
he/she/it budded
we budded
you budded
they budded
Present Continuous
I am budding
you are budding
he/she/it is budding
we are budding
you are budding
they are budding
Present Perfect
I have budded
you have budded
he/she/it has budded
we have budded
you have budded
they have budded
Past Continuous
I was budding
you were budding
he/she/it was budding
we were budding
you were budding
they were budding
Past Perfect
I had budded
you had budded
he/she/it had budded
we had budded
you had budded
they had budded
Future
I will bud
you will bud
he/she/it will bud
we will bud
you will bud
they will bud
Future Perfect
I will have budded
you will have budded
he/she/it will have budded
we will have budded
you will have budded
they will have budded
Future Continuous
I will be budding
you will be budding
he/she/it will be budding
we will be budding
you will be budding
they will be budding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been budding
you have been budding
he/she/it has been budding
we have been budding
you have been budding
they have been budding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been budding
you will have been budding
he/she/it will have been budding
we will have been budding
you will have been budding
they will have been budding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been budding
you had been budding
he/she/it had been budding
we had been budding
you had been budding
they had been budding
Conditional
I would bud
you would bud
he/she/it would bud
we would bud
you would bud
they would bud
Past Conditional
I would have budded
you would have budded
he/she/it would have budded
we would have budded
you would have budded
they would have budded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bud - a partially opened flowerbud - a partially opened flower    
blossom, flower, bloom - reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
rosebud - the bud of a rose
2.bud - a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals
sprout - any new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud
leaf bud - a bud from which leaves (but not flowers) develop
flower bud - a bud from which only a flower or flowers develop
mixed bud - a bud yielding both leaves and flowers
Verb1.bud - develop buds; "The hibiscus is budding!"
develop - grow, progress, unfold, or evolve through a process of evolution, natural growth, differentiation, or a conducive environment; "A flower developed on the branch"; "The country developed into a mighty superpower"; "The embryo develops into a fetus"; "This situation has developed over a long time"
2.bud - start to grow or develop; "a budding friendship"
begin, start - have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense; "The DMZ begins right over the hill"; "The second movement begins after the Allegro"; "Prices for these homes start at $250,000"

bud

noun
1. shoot, branch, sprout, twig, sprig, offshoot, scion The first buds appeared on the trees.
verb
1. develop, grow, shoot, sprout, burgeon, mature, germinate, burst forth, pullulate The leaves were budding on the trees now.

bud 1

noun
1. A source of further growth and development:
2. A young person between birth and puberty:
Informal: kid.
Scots: bairn.

bud 2

noun
Informal. A person whom one knows well, likes, and trusts:
Informal: buddy.
Slang: sidekick.
Translations
بُرعميُبرعم
poupěpučetpupen
knopspire
rügy
brum; blómhnappurbruma, byrja aî springa út
pradedantispumpuraspumpuruotisukrovęs pumpurus
plauktpumpurotiespumpurs
púčik
popek
knopp
goncagonca vermektomurcuktomurcuklanmak

bud

1 [bʌd]
A. N [of flower] → capullo m; (on tree, plant) → brote m, yema f
in bud [tree] → en brote
see also nip 1 B
B. VI [flower, tree] → brotar, echar brotes
C. VT (Hort) → injertar de escudete

bud

[ˈbʌd]
n [tree, plant] → bourgeon m
to be in bud [tree, plant] → bourgeonner
to come into bud [tree, plant] → bourgeonner
[flower] → bouton m
to nip sth in the bud → étouffer qch dans l'œuf
vibourgeonner

bud

1
n
Knospe f; to be in budknospen, Knospen treiben
(Anat) ? taste bud
vi (plant, flower)knospen, Knospen treiben; (tree also)ausschlagen; (horns)wachsen

bud

[bʌd]
1. n (of flower) → bocciolo, boccio; (on tree, plant) → gemma, germoglio
to be in bud (flower) → essere in boccio (tree) → germogliare
2. vi (plant, tree) → germogliare, mettere le gemme; (flower) → sbocciare

bud

(bad) noun
a shoot of a tree or plant, containing undeveloped leaves or flower(s) or both. Are there buds on the trees yet?; a rosebud.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈbudded
to begin to grow. The trees are budding.
ˈbudding adjective
just beginning to develop. a budding poet.
in bud
producing buds. The flowers are in bud.

bud

n. brote, retoño.
References in classic literature ?
He'd better nip his little passion in the bud, hadn't he?
Bout three months ago my cousin Bud, fourteen year old, was riding through the woods on t'other side of the river, and didn't have no weapon with him, which was blame' foolishness, and in a lonesome place he hears a horse a-coming behind him, and sees old Baldy Shepherdson a-linkin' after him with his gun in his hand and his white hair a-flying in the wind; and 'stead of jumping off and taking to the brush, Bud 'lowed he could out- run him; so they had it, nip and tuck, for five mile or more, the old man a-gaining all the time; so at last Bud seen it warn't any use, so he stopped and faced around so as to have the bullet holes in front, you know, and the old man he rode up and shot him down.
Bud Dixon would wake up and miss the swag, and would come straight for us, for he ain't afeard of anything or anybody, that man ain't.
Well, couldn't we say, `The hollyhock might have been glad to see the rain, but there was a weak little hollyhock bud growing out of its stalk and it was afraid that that might be hurt by the storm; so the big hollyhock was kind of afraid, instead of being real glad'?
To live amidst general regard, though it be but the regard of working people, is like "sitting in sunshine, calm and sweet;" serene inward feelings bud and bloom under the ray.
Bud yah're a nowt, and it's no use talking - yah'll niver mend o'yer ill ways, but goa raight to t' divil, like yer mother afore ye
I observed then, for the first time, that the boots he had on were a good deal the worse for wear, and that his stocking was just breaking out in one place, like a bud.
Our consciousness rarely registers the beginning of a growth within us any more than without us: there have been many circulations of the sap before we detect the smallest sign of the bud.
My father, it was the face of Nada, my daughter, whom I had not seen for so many years, yet across the years I knew it at once; yes, though the bud had become a flower I knew it.
So spake our Sire, and by his count'nance seemd Entring on studious thoughts abstruse, which EVE Perceaving where she sat retir'd in sight, With lowliness Majestic from her seat, And Grace that won who saw to wish her stay, Rose, and went forth among her Fruits and Flours, To visit how they prosper'd, bud and bloom, Her Nurserie; they at her coming sprung And toucht by her fair tendance gladlier grew.
The result is massacre; not, however, without its advantages, as it eliminates the more brutal and troublesome of the Isosceles; and by many of our Circles the destructiveness of the Thinner Sex is regarded as one among many providential arrangements for suppressing redundant population, and nipping Revolution in the bud.
A young Martian, there can now be no dispute, was really born upon earth during the war, and it was found attached to its parent, partially BUDDED off, just as young lilybulbs bud off, or like the young animals in the fresh-water polyp.