Definitions for graftgræft, grɑft

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. graft, transplant(noun)

    (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient

  2. bribery, graft(noun)

    the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage

  3. graft, grafting(verb)

    the act of grafting something onto something else

  4. graft, engraft, ingraft(verb)

    cause to grow together parts from different plants

    "graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree"

  5. transplant, graft(verb)

    place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient

Wiktionary

  1. graft(Noun)

    A small shoot or scion of a tree inserted in another tree, the stock of which is to support and nourish it. The two unite and become one tree, but the graft determines the kind of fruit.

  2. graft(Noun)

    A branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot.

  3. graft(Noun)

    A portion of living tissue used in the operation of autoplasty.

  4. graft(Noun)

    effort needed for doing hard work.

  5. graft(Noun)

    A criminalu2019s special branch of practice

  6. graft(Noun)

    Illicit profit by corrupt means, especially in public life.

  7. graft(Noun)

    Corruption in official life.

  8. graft(Noun)

    A con job.

  9. graft(Noun)

    A cut of the take (money).

  10. graft(Verb)

    To insert (a graft) in a branch or stem of another tree; to propagate by insertion in another stock; also, to insert a graft upon.

  11. graft(Verb)

    To implant a portion of (living flesh or akin) in a lesion so as to form an organic union.

  12. graft(Verb)

    To join (one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to bring about a close union.

  13. graft(Verb)

    To cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc., with a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns.

  14. graft(Verb)

    To insert scions (grafts) from one tree, or kind of tree, etc., into another; to practice grafting.

  15. graft(Noun)

    A bribe, especially on an ongoing basis.

  16. Origin: From graffe, from greffe, from graphium, from γραφείον, from γράφειν; probably akin to English carve. So named from the resemblance of a scion or shoot to a pointed pencil. Compare graphic, grammar.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Graft(noun)

    a small shoot or scion of a tree inserted in another tree, the stock of which is to support and nourish it. The two unite and become one tree, but the graft determines the kind of fruit

  2. Graft(noun)

    a branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot

  3. Graft(noun)

    a portion of living tissue used in the operation of autoplasty

  4. Graft(noun)

    to insert (a graft) in a branch or stem of another tree; to propagate by insertion in another stock; also, to insert a graft upon

  5. Graft(noun)

    to implant a portion of (living flesh or akin) in a lesion so as to form an organic union

  6. Graft(noun)

    to join (one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to bring about a close union

  7. Graft(noun)

    to cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc., with a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns

  8. Graft(verb)

    to insert scions from one tree, or kind of tree, etc., into another; to practice grafting

  9. Origin: [Prob. orig. so called because illegitimate or improper profit was looked upon as a graft, or sort of excrescence, on a legitimate business undertaking, in distinction from its natural proper development.]

Freebase

  1. Graft

    Graft is a 1915 American film serial featuring Harry Carey. This serial is considered to be lost.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Graft

    graft, v.t. to make an incision in a tree or plant, and insert in it a small branch of another, so as to make a union of the two: to insert in something anything not belonging to it: to incorporate one thing with another: to transplant, as a piece of tissue, from one part to another.—v.i. to insert cuttings into a tree.—n. a small branch used in grafting.—ns. Graft′er; Graft′ing. [O. Fr. graffe (Fr. greffe)—L. graphium—a style or pencil (which the inserted slip resembled)—Gr. graphein, to write.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. graft

    An agrarian expression first used by Ali Baba.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of graft in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of graft in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. President Dilma Rousseff:

    I did nothing wrong. There was no graft.

  2. Anon Nampha:

    What we did was to highlight graft and we will continue to do this as is our right - our purpose was not political.

  3. Van Aken:

    You can't really control which graft is going to grow more successfully than others, there's not set design or model.

  4. Anon Nampha:

    The junta is using the law as a tool for political purposes, what we did was to highlight graft and we will continue to do this as is our right - our purpose was not political.

  5. Alberto Forchielli:

    Should Guo, well-known abroad, be found to be at the center of a graft investigation, this would be a strong signal to the world that China is serious about its anti-corruption campaign.

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