What does graft mean?

Definitions for graft
græft, grɑftgraft

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

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.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. graft(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  3. graft(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  4. graft(Noun)

    effort needed for doing hard work.

    Etymology: 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.

  5. graft(Noun)

    A criminal's special branch of practice

    Etymology: 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.

  6. graft(Noun)

    Illicit profit by corrupt means, especially in public life.

    Etymology: 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.

  7. graft(Noun)

    Corruption in official life.

    Etymology: 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.

  8. graft(Noun)

    A con job.

    Etymology: 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.

  9. graft(Noun)

    A cut of the take (money).

    Etymology: 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.

  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.

    Etymology: 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.

  11. graft(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  12. graft(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  13. graft(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  14. graft(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  15. graft(Noun)

    A bribe, especially on an ongoing basis.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Graft(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Graft(noun)

    a portion of living tissue used in the operation of autoplasty

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Graft(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Graft(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Graft(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Graft(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.

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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

Examples of graft in a Sentence

  1. Angie Lester:

    The surgery, which also involved replacing the transferred bone from Rodgers ’ thigh with graft, was the latest in a slew of other procedures the girl had undergone since childhood, according to Fox 7. Angie Lester, Abby’s mom, said Angie Lester is happy and proud of Angie Lester daughter, who is traveling to Tokyo next week for the International Craniofacial Surgeon’s Conference. Angie Lester's( Rodgers) dealt with it all in stride, abby Rodgers's pretty resilient. And despite Abby Rodgers facial anomalies and the way that Abby Rodgers looks, Abby Rodgers's always had confidence, which I'm thankful for.

  2. 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.

  3. Richard Chang:

    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.

  4. Coralie Pring:

    When coming into contact with the police, more than a quarter of people told us that they needed to bribe either to get assistance from the officer, or to avoid a problem like passing a checkpoint or avoid a fine or arrest, which is further evidence that graft is undermining the rule of law and allows people to get away unpunished for their crimes.

  5. Akhbar Satar:

    The government must provide the leadership and strong political will to drive the message of zero tolerance for graft, the general public are expecting high ethical standards of both conduct and accountability from executive, judiciary and legislative branches.

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