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bud1

[buhd] /bʌd/
noun
1.
Botany.
  1. a small axillary or terminal protuberance on a plant, containing rudimentary foliage (leaf bud) the rudimentary inflorescence (flower bud) or both (mixed bud)
  2. an undeveloped or rudimentary stem or branch of a plant.
2.
Zoology. (in certain animals of low organization) a prominence that develops into a new individual, sometimes permanently attached to the parent and sometimes becoming detached; gemma.
3.
Mycology. a small, rounded outgrowth produced from a fungus spore or cell by a process of asexual reproduction, eventually separating from the parent cell as a new individual: commonly produced by yeast and a few other fungi.
4.
Anatomy. any small rounded part.
5.
an immature or undeveloped person or thing.
verb (used without object), budded, budding.
6.
to put forth or produce buds.
7.
to begin to develop.
8.
to be in an early stage of development.
verb (used with object), budded, budding.
9.
to cause to bud.
10.
Horticulture. to graft by inserting a single bud into the stock.
Idioms
11.
in the bud, in an immature or undeveloped state:
a Shakespeare in the bud.
Also, in bud.
12.
nip in the bud, to stop (something) in the beginning of its development:
The rebellion was nipped in the bud.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English budde bud, spray, pod; akin to German Hagebutte hip, Old Norse budda purse, dialectal Swedish bodd head, Dutch buidel bag, purse, Middle Low German buddich swollen
Related forms
budder, noun
budless, adjective
budlike, adjective
nonbudding, adjective, noun
Can be confused
budder, butter.

bud2

[buhd] /bʌd/
noun
1.
brother; buddy (used in informal address, as to one's brother or to a man or boy whose name is not known to the speaker).
Origin
1850-55, Americanism; back formation from buddy

Bud

[buhd] /bʌd/
noun
1.
a male given name.
Also, Budd.

Abbott

[ab-uh t] /ˈæb ət/
noun
1.
Berenice, 1898–1991, U.S. photographer.
2.
Edith, 1876–1957, and her sister Grace, 1878–1939, U.S. social reformers.
3.
Edville Gerhardt
[ed-vil gair-hahrt] /ˈɛd vɪl ˈgɛər hɑrt/ (Show IPA),
1871–1938, U.S. orthopedist.
4.
George, 1887–1995, U.S. playwright, director, and producer.
5.
Jacob, 1803–79, and his son, Lyman, 1835–1922, U.S. clergymen and writers.
6.
Sir John Joseph Caldwell, 1821–93, Canadian political leader: prime minister 1891–92.
7.
Robert Sengstake
[seng-stak] /ˈsɛŋ stæk/ (Show IPA),
1868–1940, U.S. newspaper publisher.
8.
William ("Bud") 1898–1974, U.S. actor, producer, and comedian, best known as the straight man of Abbott and Costello.

Powell

[pou-uh l for 1, 4, 5; poh-uh l, pou- for 2, 3] /ˈpaʊ əl for 1, 4, 5; ˈpoʊ əl, ˈpaʊ- for 2, 3/
noun
1.
Adam Clayton, Jr. 1908–72, U.S. clergyman, politician, and civil-rights leader: congressman 1945–67, 1969–71.
2.
Anthony, 1905–2000, English author.
3.
Cecil Frank, 1903–69, English physicist: Nobel prize 1950.
4.
Colin
[koh-lin,, kol-in] /ˈkoʊ lɪn,, ˈkɒl ɪn/ (Show IPA),
born 1937, U.S. general: chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff 1989–96; secretary of state 2001–05.
5.
Earl (Bud) 1924–66, U.S. jazz pianist and composer.
6.
John Wesley, 1834–1902, U.S. geologist and ethnologist.
7.
Lewis Franklin, Jr. 1907–1998, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1972–87.
8.
Lake, an artificial reservoir on the border of SE Utah and NE Arizona, on the Colorado River, formed by the construction of a dam (Glen Canyon Dam) (completed 1964). 186 miles (300 km) long.
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Examples for bud
  • Leaf scar the mark left on a branch from the previous location of a bud or leaf.
  • bud also takes an interest in marcy when steve leaves her, he actively pursues her.
  • bud tries relentlessly to bed her, and succeeds, but only once.
  • The oviposition leaves wounds on the exterior of the flower bud.
  • A terminal bud occurs on the end of a stem and lateral buds are found on the side.
  • Often it is possible to find a bud in a remarkable series of gradations of bud scales.
  • Eventually cross walls cut off the bud from the original cell.
  • Some bud advertising campaigns have entered the popular culture in the united states.
  • bud dry is now rarely seen in stores and bars where it was once wellknown.
  • If the caper bud is not picked, it flowers and produces a fruit called a caperberry.
British Dictionary definitions for bud

bud1

/bʌd/
noun
1.
a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals
2.
  1. a partially opened flower
  2. (in combination) rosebud
3.
any small budlike outgrowth taste buds
4.
something small or immature
5.
an asexually produced outgrowth in simple organisms, such as yeasts, and the hydra that develops into a new individual
6.
a slang word for marijuana
7.
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
verb buds, budding, budded
9.
(intransitive) (of plants and some animals) to produce buds
10.
(intransitive) to begin to develop or grow
11.
(transitive) (horticulture) to graft (a bud) from one plant onto another, usually by insertion under the bark
Word Origin
C14 budde, of Germanic origin; compare Icelandic budda purse, Dutch buidel

bud2

/bʌd/
noun
1.
(informal, mainly US) short for buddy

Powell

/ˈpaʊəl/
noun
1.
(ˈpəʊəl). Anthony (Dymoke ˈdɪmək). 1905–2000, British novelist, best known for his sequence of novels under the general title A Dance to the Music of Time (1951–75)
2.
Cecil Frank. 1903–69, British physicist, who was awarded the Nobel prize for physics in 1950 for his discovery of the pi-meson
3.
Colin (Luther) (ˈcəʊlɪn). born 1937, US politician and general; Republican secretary of state (2001–05)
4.
Earl, known as Bud Powell. 1924–1966, US modern-jazz pianist
5.
(John) Enoch. 1912–98, British politician. An outspoken opponent of Commonwealth immigration into Britain and of British membership of the Common Market (now the European Union), in 1974 he resigned from the Conservative Party, returning to Parliament as a United Ulster Unionist Council member (1974–87)
6.
Michael. 1905–90, British film writer, producer, and director, best known for his collaboration (1942–57) with Emeric Pressburger. Films include The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), A Matter of Life and Death (1946), The Red Shoes (1948), and Peeping Tom (1960)
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Word Origin and History for bud
bud
late 14c., budde, origin unknown, perhaps from O.Fr. boter "push forward, thrust," itself a Germanic word (cf. Du. bot "bud," O.S. budil "bag, purse," Ger. Beutel), or from O.E. budd "beetle." The verb is c.1400.
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bud in Medicine

bud (bŭd)
n.

  1. A small, rounded anatomical structure or organic part, such as a taste bud.

  2. An asexual reproductive structure, as in yeast or a hydra, that consists of an outgrowth capable of developing into a new individual.

v. bud·ded, bud·ding, buds
  1. To put forth or cause to put forth buds.

  2. To reproduce asexually by forming a bud.

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bud in Science
bud
  (bŭd)   
Noun  
  1. A small swelling on a branch or stem, containing an undeveloped shoot, leaf, or flower. Some species have mixed buds containing two of these structures, or even all three. ◇ Terminal buds occur at the end of a stem, twig, or branch. ◇ Axillary buds, also known as lateral buds, occur in the axils of leaves (in the upper angle of where the leaf grows from the stem). ◇ Accessory buds often occur clustered around terminal buds or above and on either side of axillary buds. Accessory buds are usually smaller than terminal and axillary buds.

  2. A small rounded outgrowth on an asexually reproducing organism, such as a yeast or hydra, that is capable of developing into a new individual. See more at budding.

  3. A tiny part or structure, such as a taste bud, that is shaped like a plant bud.


Verb  To form or produce a bud or buds.
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Slang definitions & phrases for bud

bud 1

noun
  1. Friend; fellow; guy •Used only in direct address, often with hostile intent: Okay, bud, that'll do (1850s+)
  2. A very close friend; buddy, pal: Just be glad I'm your bud/ She hid out with various buds and in runaway shelters (1930s+)

[fr buddy, a childish pronunciation of brother]


bud 2

noun

Marijuana: There was no pain yet, just numbness, kind of like smoking bud

[1980s+ Teenagers; fr Budda, Buddha sticks, earlier terms for marijuana]


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Related Abbreviations for bud

Bud

Budweiser [beer]

BUD

Ferihegy Airport (Budapest, Hungary)
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Idioms and Phrases with bud
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