What does bud mean?

Definitions for budbʌd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bud.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bud(noun)

    a partially opened flower

  2. bud(verb)

    a swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals

  3. bud(verb)

    develop buds

    "The hibiscus is budding!"

  4. bud(verb)

    start to grow or develop

    "a budding friendship"


  1. Bud(ProperNoun)

    A male nickname.

    I remember many visits from my uncle Bud.

  2. Bud(ProperNoun)

    A nickname for the beer Budweiser.

    I'd like a Bud, please.

  3. Origin: From buddy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bud(noun)

    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

  2. Bud(noun)

    a small protuberance on certain low forms of animals and vegetables which develops into a new organism, either free or attached. See Hydra

  3. Bud(verb)

    to put forth or produce buds, as a plant; to grow, as a bud does, into a flower or shoot

  4. Bud(verb)

    to begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn

  5. Bud(verb)

    to be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise; as, a budding virgin

  6. Bud(verb)

    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


  1. Bud

    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

  1. Bud

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bud in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bud in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeb Bush:

    I wish Bud Day was here with us.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Thought is the blossom language the bud action the fruit behind it.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.

  4. Societe Generale Andrew Holland:

    It's nowhere near fast enough to make up for the loss of mainstream, such as Budweiser or Bud Light.

  5. Anais Nin:

    And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

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Translations for bud

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
  • burĝonoEsperanto
  • yema, brote, botón, amigote, cogollo, florecer, retoño, retoñar, brotarSpanish
  • غنچه, غنچه دادن, حشیش, نوگلPersian
  • nuppu, silmu, kuroutua, kuroutumaFinnish
  • bourgeonner, beu, bouton, bourgeon, poteFrench
  • ניצןHebrew
  • bimbózik, rügy, rügyezik, bimbó, haverHungarian
  • բողբոջել, բողբոջArmenian
  • getto, germoglio, amico, pollone, gemma, boccio, germogliare, virgultoItalian
  • Japanese
  • კვირტიGeorgian
  • 움트다, 눈, 싹트다, 움, 싹Korean
  • pumpursLatvian
  • whakanihoniho, rāpupukuMāori
  • knop, ontluikenDutch
  • rebentar, botão, parceiro, brotar, rebentoPortuguese
  • boboc, mugur, mugureRomanian
  • почка, отпочковаться, почковаться, давать почки, шишка, бутонRussian
  • delning, knopp, knoppaSwedish
  • మొగ్గTelugu
  • filiz, sürgünTurkish
  • bledagnob, gnob, flukagnob, floragnobVolapük

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