|1.||a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals|
|2.||a. a partially opened flower|
|b. (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|
|—vb , buds, budding, budded|
|9.||(intr) (of plants and some animals) to produce buds|
|10.||(intr) to begin to develop or grow|
|11.||(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]|
|1.||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)|
A small, rounded anatomical structure or organic part, such as a taste bud.
An asexual reproductive structure, as in yeast or a hydra, that consists of an outgrowth capable of developing into a new individual.
To put forth or cause to put forth buds.
To reproduce asexually by forming a bud.
|bud (bŭd) Pronunciation Key
Verb To form or produce a bud or buds.
Ferihegy Airport (Budapest, Hungary)
see nip in the bud.