(surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient
the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage
the act of grafting something onto something else
graft, engraft, ingraft(verb)
cause to grow together parts from different plants
"graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree"
place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient
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.
A branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot.
A portion of living tissue used in the operation of autoplasty.
effort needed for doing hard work.
A criminalu2019s special branch of practice
Illicit profit by corrupt means, especially in public life.
Corruption in official life.
A con job.
A cut of the take (money).
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.
To implant a portion of (living flesh or akin) in a lesion so as to form an organic union.
To join (one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to bring about a close union.
To cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc., with a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns.
To insert scions (grafts) from one tree, or kind of tree, etc., into another; to practice grafting.
A bribe, especially on an ongoing basis.
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.
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
a branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot
a portion of living tissue used in the operation of autoplasty
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
to implant a portion of (living flesh or akin) in a lesion so as to form an organic union
to join (one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to bring about a close union
to cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc., with a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns
to insert scions from one tree, or kind of tree, etc., into another; to practice grafting
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.]
Graft is a 1915 American film serial featuring Harry Carey. This serial is considered to be lost.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
An agrarian expression first used by Ali Baba.
The numerical value of graft in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of graft in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
You can't really control which graft is going to grow more successfully than others, there's not set design or model.
You can see there is still a two-toned look where the graft was, lost a little bit of ear, which you don’t really notice if I don’t tell you about. But they thought I would lose the whole ear.
If (Gunawan) is inaugurated, Indonesia will have a graft suspect as police chief, a humiliation for the nation, and Widodo will face nationwide protest from the very people who helped him become president.
Becoming a professional jockey is something I really want to do and I know that this is the time I have to work really hard, putting the hard graft in, i still have a long way to go to get there, but when I do, I'll take it from there and see how it goes.
We did what we call a cut-down : We opened up a big artery in the shoulder area and surgically tied in a graft-conduit, that allowed me to put in the 5-liter pump into the shoulder area through a graft, and pull the other one out from the groin. That ultimately I think is like playing chess — you got ta plan for the next move.
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Translations for graft
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Transplantat, pfropfenGerman
- injertar, injertoSpanish
- varte, raataminen, siirre, mädännäisyys, siirrännäinen, huijaus, varttaa, [[tehdä]] [[elinsiirto]], voiteluraha, siivu, liittääFinnish
- greffon, corruption, greffeFrench
- cangkok, hasil pencangkokanIndonesian
- PraffLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ent, labeur, specialiteit, corruptie, enten, deel, portie, métier, branche, aandeel, smeergeldDutch
- pode, poteNorwegian Nynorsk
- zaszczepiać, szczepićPolish
- enxerto, suborno, enxertar, golpePortuguese
- прививать, трансплантат, привить, имплантировать, привой, мошенничествоRussian
- kalem, transplantat, kalemiti, nakalemiti, калемити, калем, накалемитиSerbo-Croatian
- zaštepiť, štep, podiel, úplatokSlovak
- ympa, stickling, transplantera, ymp, transplantatSwedish
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