- a small axillary or terminal protuberance on a plant, containing rudimentary foliage (leaf bud ), the rudimentary inflorescence (flower bud ), or both (mixed bud ).
- an undeveloped or rudimentary stem or branch of a plant.
verb (used without object), bud·ded, bud·ding.
verb (used with object), bud·ded, bud·ding.
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OTHER WORDS FROM budbudder, nounbudless, adjectivebudlike, adjectivenon·bud·ding, adjective, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH budbudder , butter
Definition for bud (2 of 3)
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Example sentences from the Web for bud
Some patients have waited months for their olfactory senses and taste buds to return.As a food writer with covid, I worried I’d lose my sense of taste. It turned out to be much worse.|Tim Carman|November 29, 2020|Washington Post
Rock out to your workout jams without worrying about ripping the buds out of your ears, answer the phone seamlessly while you’re out grocery shopping, or easily listen to the updates on the big game while cooking dinner at home.
The tech giantsAmazon’s Echo Buds get new fitness tracking features — Say “Alexa, start my workout” with the buds in, and they’ll begin logging steps, calories, distance, pace and duration of runs.
Say “Alexa, start my workout” with the buds in, and they’ll begin logging steps, calories, distance, pace and duration of runs.Amazon’s Echo Buds get new fitness tracking features|Brian Heater|November 23, 2020|TechCrunch
I was struck by that analogy while playing “The Pathless,” an open-world puzzle game which, despite my efforts, never excited my taste buds.
It is there described as of onyx or amethyst, wherein was discerned a representation of the flowers that budded on his rod.Finger-Ring Lore|William Jones
The President: Have you budded any cold storage wood before this year?
She was young, hardly yet budded into womanhood, when first he saw her.The Real America in Romance, Volume 6;|John R. Musick
A flower reminded him of the rod of Jesse which budded and blossomed, and whose perfume is diffused throughout the world.
She flung her arm about him and led him to a seat under the budded cherry tree.Patchwork|Anna Balmer Myers
British Dictionary definitions for bud (1 of 2)
- a partially opened flower
- (in combination)rosebud
verb buds, budding or budded
Word Origin for bud
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Idioms and Phrases with bud
see nip in the bud.