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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

graftgræft, grɑft(n.)

  1. a bud, shoot, or scion of a plant inserted in a groove, slit, or the like in a stem or trunk of another plant in which it continues to grow. the plant resulting from such an operation. the place where the scion is inserted

    Category: Botany

  2. a portion of living tissue surgically transplanted from one part of an individual to another, or from one individual to another, for its adhesion and growth.

    Category: Surgery

  3. an act of grafting.

  4. (v.t.)to insert (a graft) into a tree or other plant; insert a scion of (one plant) into another plant.

    Category: Botany

  5. to cause (a plant) to reproduce through grafting.

    Category: Botany

  6. to transplant (a portion of living tissue, as of skin or bone) as a graft.

    Category: Surgery

  7. to attach as if by grafting.

  8. (v.i.)to insert scions from one plant into another.

  9. to become grafted.

Origin of graft:

1350–1400; < OF graffe, greffe < LL graphium hunting knife (L: stylus) < Gk grapheîon, der. of gráphein to write; so called from the resemblance of the point of a (cleft) graft to a stylus

graft′er(n.)

graftgræft, grɑft(n.)

  1. the acquisition of money or advantage by dishonest or unfair means, esp. through the abuse of one's position or influence, as in politics.

  2. the gain or advantage acquired.

  3. (v.t.)to obtain by graft.

  4. (v.i.)to practice graft.

Origin of graft:

1860–65, Amer.; perh. identical with graft1

graft′er(n.)

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

Freebase

  1. Graft

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

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. graft

    An agrarian expression first used by Ali Baba.


Translations for graft

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

graft(noun)

dishonesty in obtaining profit or good position.

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