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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. Informal
a. Flowers from a female cannabis plant, especially after being harvested and prepared for smoking or other use: bought some bud.
b. A single flower of a cannabis plant, especially a female flower: when to harvest buds.
3. 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.
4. One that is not yet fully developed: the bud of a new idea.
5. 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 ?
THERE grew a fragrant rose-tree where the brook flows, With two little tender buds, and one full rose; When the sun went down to his bed in the west, The little buds leaned on the rose-mother's breast, While the bright eyed stars their long watch kept, And the flowers of the valley in their green cradles slept; Then silently in odors they communed with each otber, The two little buds on the bosom of their mother.
But though I do not know what causes the cold winds to blow when the oak buds unfold, I cannot agree with the peasants that the unfolding of the oak buds is the cause of the cold wind, for the force of the wind is beyond the influence of the buds.
Surprising as this union of separate individuals in common stock must always appear, every tree displays th same fact, for buds must be considered as individual plants It is, however, natural to consider a polypus, furnished wit a mouth, intestines, and other organs, as a distinct individual whereas the individuality of a leaf-bud is not easily realised so that the union of separate individuals in a common bod is more striking in a coralline than in a tree.
The old grass looked greener, and the young grass thrust up its tiny blades; the buds of the guelder-rose and of the currant and the sticky birch-buds were swollen with sap, and an exploring bee was humming about the golden blossoms that studded the willow.
She was gathering the buds called "lords and ladies" from the bank while he spoke.
The limbs divided into great branches, and these into lesser and lesser branches, were themselves once, when the tree was small, budding twigs; and this connexion of the former and present buds by ramifying branches may well represent the classification of all extinct and living species in groups subordinate to groups.
Girls, sometimes I feel as if those exams meant everything, but when I look at the big buds swelling on those chestnut trees and the misty blue air at the end of the streets they don't seem half so important."
There were flowering cherry-trees near and apple-trees whose buds were pink and white, and here and there one had burst open wide.
He was followed in by the boy with his hat, by Bud Strothers and another teamster she knew, and by two strangers.
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.
"Their business is to paint the colors of the flowers when they bud and bloom; but I brought the merry fellows along to see Oz, and they've left their paint-pots behind them.
But Adam did not need it, Nor the plough he would not speed it, Singing:--"Earth and Water, Air and Fire, What more can mortal man desire?"(The Apple Tree's in bud.)