a partially opened flower
a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals
"The hibiscus is budding!"
start to grow or develop
"a budding friendship"
A male nickname.
I remember many visits from my uncle Bud.
A nickname for the beer Budweiser.
I'd like a Bud, please.
Origin: From buddy.
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
a small protuberance on certain low forms of animals and vegetables which develops into a new organism, either free or attached. See Hydra
to put forth or produce buds, as a plant; to grow, as a bud does, into a flower or shoot
to begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn
to be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise; as, a budding virgin
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
In botany, a bud is an undeveloped or embryonic shoot and normally occurs in the axil of a leaf or at the tip of the stem. Once formed, a bud may remain for some time in a dormant condition, or it may form a shoot immediately. Buds may be specialized to develop flowers or short shoots, or may have the potential for general shoot development. The term bud is also used in zoology, where it refers to an outgrowth from the body which can develop into a new individual.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bud, n. the first shoot of a tree or plant: used of young people, as a term of endearment.—v.i. to put forth buds: to begin to grow.—v.t. to put forth as buds: to graft, as a plant, by inserting a bud under the bark of another tree:—pr.p. bud′ding; pa.p. bud′ded.—n. Bud′ding, a method of propagation by means of buds.—adjs. Bud′dy; Bud′less.—To nip in the bud, to destroy at its very beginning. [M. E. budde; prob. related to Dut. bot, a bud.]
The numerical value of bud in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of bud in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Thought is the blossom language the bud action the fruit behind it.
This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.
It's nowhere near fast enough to make up for the loss of mainstream, such as Budweiser or Bud Light.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Bud was mine and Marty’s parrot when we were married, he ended up keeping Bud for the 15 years we have not been married.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- cücərti, pöhrə, zoğAzerbaijani
- пъпка, пъпкувам, напъпвамBulgarian
- gemar, gema, brot, col·lega, borróCatalan, Valencian
- pupen, pučetCzech
- Spross, Knospe, Kumpel, knospenGerman
- βλασταίνω, οφθαλμόςGreek
- yema, brote, botón, amigote, cogollo, florecer, retoño, retoñar, brotarSpanish
- غنچه, غنچه دادن, حشیش, نوگلPersian
- nuppu, silmu, kuroutua, kuroutumaFinnish
- bourgeonner, beu, bouton, bourgeon, poteFrench
- bimbózik, rügy, rügyezik, bimbó, haverHungarian
- բողբոջել, բողբոջArmenian
- getto, germoglio, amico, pollone, gemma, boccio, germogliare, virgultoItalian
- 움트다, 눈, 싹트다, 움, 싹Korean
- whakanihoniho, rāpupukuMāori
- knop, ontluikenDutch
- rebentar, botão, parceiro, brotar, rebentoPortuguese
- boboc, mugur, mugureRomanian
- почка, отпочковаться, почковаться, давать почки, шишка, бутонRussian
- delning, knopp, knoppaSwedish
- filiz, sürgünTurkish
- bledagnob, gnob, flukagnob, floragnobVolapük
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