bud
Pronunciation Noun

bud

  1. A newly sprouted leaf or blossom that has not yet unfolded.
    Synonyms: budset
    After a long, cold winter, the trees finally began to produce buds.
  2. (figuratively) Something that has begun to develop.
    breast buds
  3. A small rounded body in the process of splitting from an organism, which may grow into a genetically identical new organism.
    In this slide, you can see a yeast cell forming buds.
  4. (usually uncountable, slang) Potent cannabis taken from the flowering part of the plant (the “bud”), or marijuana generally.
    Synonyms: nug, marijuana, Thesaurus:marijuana
    Hey bro, want to smoke some bud?
  5. A weaned calf in its first year, so called because the horns are then beginning to bud.
  6. (dated, term of endearment) A pretty young girl.
    • 1874, Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, a Popular Journal of General Literature
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Translations Translations
  • French: beu
  • Russian: ши́шка
  • Spanish: cogollo
Translations Verb

bud (buds, present participle budding; past and past participle budded)

  1. (intransitive) To form buds.
    The trees are finally starting to bud.
  2. (intransitive) To reproduce by splitting off buds.
    Yeast reproduces by budding.
  3. (intransitive) To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn.
  4. (intransitive) To be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise.
    • 1594, William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew
      Young budding virgin, fair and fresh and sweet, / Whither away, or where is thy abode?
  5. (transitive) To put forth as a bud.
    • 2013, Julie Brown, The Brownstone (page 263)
      What appeared the same to us really wasn't. Every day was different, if we looked closely enough. Like the topiary tree that finally budded a rose after Terrence died: […]
  6. (transitive) To graft by inserting a bud under the bark of another tree.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: почковаться
Noun

bud (plural buds)

  1. (informal, North America) Buddy, friend.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:friend
    I like to hang out with my buds on Saturday night.
  2. (informal) used to address a male
Translations
Bud
Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. A male nickname.
    I remember many visits from my uncle Bud.
  2. (rare, chiefly, Southern US) A male given name.
Noun

bud (plural buds)

  1. (informal) A Budweiser beer.
    I'd like a Bud, please.

BUD
Noun

bud

  1. (disease) Initialism of benzodiazepine use disorder
  2. (informal, telecommunications) Initialism of big ugly dish



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